Mean Creeps In
I know that we all have our sinful moments (I know I've had mine), but there's a difference between stealing candy as a child and leaving millions out in the cold. What I am referring to is the new wave of political leaders who seem to deem all people in need as parasites: How else could they justify their attempts to cut unemployment benefits, welfare, food stamps, medicare benefits. How else could they justify a position requiring budget cuts of equal value before any disaster relief funds are to be released?
Most recently, a Congressman named Todd Akins tried to differentiate between what he calls illegitimate and legitimate rape, which would place blame on the victim. While the Republican National Committee and the GOP Super Pacs have renounced him and tried to distance themselves from him, Paul Ryan co-sponsered a bill with Akin to redefine the different types of rape: I wonder what logic was used to differentiate between what they called "Foricible Rape" and what Texas politician Clayton Williams implied would be "Enjoyable Rape" While Clayton claimed his remark to be a joke, who in their right mind would think to say such a thing. Even if such thoughts are rattling around in you misogynist head, under what circumstances would you feel comfortable saying this out loud? Like Williams, Akin thought that his beliefs about rape would be deemed acceptable. Luckily, they weren't and something about Akins philosophy or understanding about rape was revealed. I say luckily, because republican leaders do not logically justify their policies these days.
Over the last 2 years of Obama's first term, we have seen Republican leaders oppose everything presented by the President, even those ideas which were initially their ideas. There is no logic to this practice, especially when they don't present alternatives: In a country that is in the midst of its greatest ever recession, simply saying "no" to everything offered is not the trait of good leadership. Anyone in the entire United States of America could belong to The Party of 'No', because it doesn't take a leader to simply act as an obstructionist; this only require someone who is more selfish than compassionate.
As for the rest of the MEAN that has CREPT into the Republican party, this list is quite long and the sad fact is that it is widely ignored by most republican voters. Instead of contemplating what leading a people means, republican voters seem to prefer to either bury their heads in the sand or to simply call people names when they don't like their politics: Liberal, Obaaaama sheep, Obamanot, this list is long as well. When facts are ignored, we all suffer and the facts as they pertain to our political leaders indicate that they either have no clue or no conscience and this goes for both parties (see below).
Excerpts from the RAD Dictionary, which can be found on this blog:
Republican Party noun
1. A political party that tells its constituents how it will screw over everyone except the wealthy.
Democratic Party noun
1. A political party that watches the Republican party screw over everyone except the wealthy.
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