Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mike Lofgren on Republicans: "...we have an insurrectionist, neo-confederate party that seems to be dedicated to all kinds of apocalyptic outcomes."

This is a must see. Two Republicans dissect and tell the whole truth about their party's politics now.

Mike Lofgren, author of "The Party's Over" and former Senior Policy Adviser under Reagan, along with former George H.W. Bush economic advisor, Bruce Bartlett, are brutally honest about their crazy party. For instance:
Lofgren: "Now what we have is an insurrectionist, neo-confederate party that seems to be dedicated to all kinds of apocalyptic outcomes...but they are no longer a normal political party, they are an insurrectionist party  that is bringing down the government." 

Bartlett: "But what I think we're really seeing here is a crisis of democracy, where one party believes its principles are so correct so strong and the other party's principles are so evil, that we're essentially talking about God compromising with Satin. And you can't do that, and therefore they're justified in using means necessary, perhaps revolutionary or military means, to get their way. Despite the fact that the majority disagrees with them. They don't think that matters in the slightest. The truth of their principles is the only thing that matters to them."
That's just a sample, check it out and you'll feel better knowing you're not just only ones who think like this. All In with Chris Hayes :

Randi Rhodes wrote this today on her front page:
Christian TV host Rick Joyner says that for America “the only hope is a military takeover, martial law.” That’s how far Obama derangement has gone. They prefer a military dictatorship to man America elected. Twice.
Here's a compilation of GOP inaction at its most ridiculous:

Finally, our own Joan Walsh wrote this about the neo-confederate party of racists. The Atlantic:
Joan Walsh at Salon says the fight against Obamacare boils down to racism. In a post that's been slammed by some conservatives, Walsh argues that the government shutdown is the "culmination of 50 years of evolving yet consistent Republican strategy to depict government as the enemy, an oppressor that works primarily as the protector of and provider for African-Americans, to the detriment of everyone else." She points to Reagan's success at equating the government with welfare, and welfare with lazy people (mostly African-Americans). Walsh says that "Defund Obamacare" is a campaign to hurt black people, though she concedes that "not [every Republican] is or was comfortable with this strategy."

Today "the entire government has been taken hostage by leaders elected by this crazed minority [the Tea Party], who see in the face of Barack Obama everything they’ve been taught to fear for 50 years." Christina Wilkie, a D.C. reporter at The Huffington Post, calls it a "fiery, important essay," and Dan Froomkin, former liberal Washington Post columnist, tweets, "brutal." Conservatives have been sarcastic in their response: Brit Hume, a senior political analyst for Fox News, tweets, "This is truly remarkable. A columnist for Salon says the shutdown is ultimately about.... Race!" Walsh responds, "Wow. Guess I touched a nerve."

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