It is unfortunate that the masses in this country do not see the real goals of the GOP Leaders. By leaders we are not talking necessarily about those in elected office. We are talking more about those like Grover Norquist, the Koch Brothers, the Religious Right, and other big time operators that have the power, money, and influence to hijack the party to obtain their goals. Most of the politicians in this party are no more than voting levers for these people and groups as they do nothing that is not approved from this group.
America is being Cannibalized by this group and they are even eating thier own. The real sad part is that many everyday Americans that vote Republican for the reasons they feel are just have no clue that they are being led to the slaughter and even line up happily to sacrifice themselves while thinking they are doing the right thing.
To make this simple let's break down a few common phrases the GOP Leaders use. First off as Mitt Romney said last week that we need smaller government so we do not need more teachers, firefighters, cops, and so on, what he actually meant is that we need to privatize schools, firefighters, cops, and the rest. The reason for this is that they then become for profit businesses. The argument is that by privatizing these services there would be competition thus saving the tax payer money. Let's say for arguments sake that this is the case. Well what about the second part of the argument? Why would we also want to reduce regulations? This is where the argument shows what the real goals are. By privatizing and also reducing or eliminating regulations this leaves the corporations free to eliminate unions for these groups, pick and choose where they wish to provide the services, how they wish to deliver those services, and which communities get the best services. Oh, let's not also forget that there are currently private prisons throughout the US that are set up by corporations to be profitable. Does anyone not believe that these prisons will be kept full to assure they are profitable. Does anyone not believe that in poor districts that more people will fill these prisons as they will also have the worst of these services so that they always have a ready supply of inmates. Does anyone not believe that these prisons will become free labor for the corporations? Does anyone not believe that they will also consume the very ones that placed them in office too?
Next let'slook at what the Republicans are doing to assure that anyone that can vote against them do not have the ability to vote against them. Sure they cannot at this time eliminate them in one swoop but they can possibly eliminate enough to put them in power including the Presidency, Senate, and House. If you watch all the moves the GOP is currently making, can you imagine what they will do once in full power. All religions banned except Christianity. (They will consume the rest.) Assuring all government programs are privatized and just ran for profit. (Again, consuming the rest.) Has anyone wondered why the only part of the government the GOP wishes to grow is the military? Then answer is once they gain power they need to be able to hold it and that most military spending already goes to corporations as the military does not manufacture its own weapons. Does anyone not understand that those that are incarcerated will be the ones forced to server and provide a free work force for building weapons?
We could continue down the list of the real reasons behind the GOP policies and may even describe a few more in later articles. The worst part about this is that the GOP is cannibalizing our nation and feeding on their own without most who follow the party knowing they and their families are just a food source for the party.
Below is an excerpt from an article that we published back in early May of this year that we also think applies to this argument:
When you have T. Boone Pickens calling the Koch Brothers evil, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and others warning us of the inequalities that the Republicans are pushing, do you not think it is time to sit up and listen? When womens rights are being assaulted in just about every state, do you not think a battle is being waged? When voting ID laws akin to Jim Crow laws are being pressed, do you not think that white males are trying to hold on to power? When Newt Gingrich and others in the Republican Party are saying that the Supreme Court needs to be pistol whipped if they do not like their decisions, do you not think the far right is not trying to take control of our government? When the far right cannot tolerate gays even in the Romney campaign staff, call our President a Muslim, call our democratic colleagues communists, do you not think they are at war with us? When the far right is having our text books re-written eliminating anything that does not match their religious views and adding in Christian beliefs instead of science, do you not believe that this is not the same as burning books like in Nazi Germany to hide the truth? When the GOP is pushing gun rights and the right to carry guns even in our schools, do you not think they are arming themselves for a revolution? When the right declares that corporations are people and are giving tax cuts to the rich while trying to have you pay more, do you not think they are not trying to disarm you in this war? When the right is saying that the states should be deciding our fate, do you not see they are trying to get rid of the Federal Governments ability to control their reactionary agenda? When Republicans like Olympia Snow and others that are being pushed out of the Republican Party because they are considered to moderate, do you not think a purge of any voices of reason within the Republican Party are being systematically eliminated?
This along with many other policies that are being pushed by the far right is an all out war to take control of our government and our citizens to shape this country into what it was in the 1800's before the Civil War, all the time while saying they are fighting for our rights.
This is war, the Republicans, once we elected a Black President got so afraid that they went all in. Where are the voices on the Democratic side calling this war out for what it actually is? Where are the guts from our party to specifically and categorically define the war that has been brought upon us? Where are the guts on the right to stand up to this group by just declaring they have morals and will not be a part of this?
If you do not believe that this a war then you are sadly mistaken. If you sit idly by and do not call this out for what it is then you are helping them to win this war. The Republican Party has been taken over by the extreme elements of their party and they intend to win. They have decided that if they do not win now they may never have another opportunity and this is a life and death match to them. I am very disappointed and pissed off that we cannot seem to find the guts to tell the American people exactly what is going on, and what the outcome will be if they succeed.
Please read the following if you would like to see some of the details to back up my concerns. (You know the rest if you just stop to think and look at what is going on.)
If the Democratic Party does not wake up the war may be over before you know it. The Germans burried their heads too when an extreme element was taking over their country. How well did that work out for them?
For my Republican friends I hope you wake up soon before you are the one that has been devoured.
If you wish to read additional articles related to this subject that gets into more detail we suggest the following: