Thursday, January 12, 2006

Republicanism 101

Republicans label anything that benefits most people "liberal." They label any good idea that will actually solve problems and ease suffering as "socialist." They label anything that benefits the richest people as "American."

Regardless of what they say, how they spin it, regardless of what issue or idea that motivates people to call themselves "Republican" or "Conservative" and to vote for Republican candidates, never forget the following:

The only goal of the Republican party is to preserve and increase the wealth of the richest, most powerful Americans. Every single law they pass, every word out of their mouths always either directly or indirectly advances that single agenda.

I defy anyone to come up with anything the Republicans have done since Ronald Reagan took office in 1981 that contradicts the above.


Blogger XTCfan said...

Okay, I'll play (Devil's advocate):

"Uh ... Raygun won the Cold War!"

usaph (the kind of infection I almost gave myself by pretending to be a Republican)

3:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now THAT is what I call putting it in a nutshell!

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pointed. Nice. Or not so nice.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Kevin Wolf said...

I'm fresh outta good things to say 'bout them Rebpublicanites.

11:25 AM  
Blogger XTCfan said...

C'mon Al, still waiting for my rebuttal...

Please, do it for the sake of hmfkd!

11:46 AM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

C'mon Al, still waiting for my rebuttal...

Didn't know you were waiting for one.

They did collapse under his administration, but I'm not sure he had much to do with it.

I would say this - The Soviet Union was a much bigger threat to Exxon than they ever were to you and me.

"Trees cause more pollution than cars do."

"Facts are stupid things."

- Ronald Reagan

1:19 PM  
Blogger XTCfan said...

Again, playing Devil's advocate -- Republicans say it was Raygun's (deficit-fueled) military spending and geopolitical hard line against the Soviets that brought them down. Yes, they acknowledge there were already cracks in the Communist facade, but they credit Ronnie for providing the straws that broke the camel's back.


kkivoll (yes, mein commandant!)

3:24 PM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...


Yeah, I think the Reagan administration helped to speed the collapse of the Soviet Union under its own weight, but was the motivation to help the common folk of the United States or was it to preserve and increase the wealth of the richest Americans?

I still maintain the ulitmate goal of the Republican party is as I've stated in the post.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

That about sums it up, V. Can't say it much better than that.

10:12 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Yes, and all the Republihun minions who are not wealthy, aspire to be, and actually look up to and admire these shitbag plunderers who are spreading golf courses and gated communities all over the place...
(Just got back from having to wait for a late flight out of the Palm Springs Airport, and the place was infested with aging rich Repugs,whining about this and that. Even saw one of our former Washington State pols, Slade Gorton, better known as Slade Goretex; that fucker sat in my husband's seat - what, can't read the alphabet any more, Slade? - and sneered a little patrician smirk when we pointed it out, not offering to get up. We had been out in Joshua tree Park, camping, bTW, NOT playing golf with these rich assholes!!!!) Oh, did I mention that I am hard put to find one single person these days who espouses Repub "values" that I even barely like?

7:50 PM  

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