WARNING! Ultra-conservatives might not want to read on.
I am an independent beholding to neither major party. I get to choose from the best-of-the-best, often voting a split ticket when I believe a person (s) show signs of human intelligence. Having said that, I have watched every Republican debate (very painful), the unforgivable performance of the Republican controlled House of Representatives, and numerous elected and un-elected Republican officials, and I don’t like what I see.
Let us begin with the “Birthers.” How far to the right does one have to lean to spread this garbage? Donald Trump aside (you’re fired, Donald), there are wing-nuts out there clearly missing a few links between vital parts of their brain. Enough said.
How about Colorado Representative Mike Coffman who recently mouthed these obnoxious words: “I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that. But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.” Whoops, this guy is playing straight to his constituency who, like a swarm of feeding frenzied sharks, swallow this junk without chewing. The fact is Mr. Coffman; you are the one whose patriotism comes into question for uttering such vile nonsense.
Don’t forget Richard Mourdock who beat out Richard Lugar in the Indiana Republican primaries for a possible Senate seat. Mourdock stated that if elected he would go to Washington with a “no compromise” agenda. Great! Does he hope to get anything accomplished? Or maybe, just maybe, he’s crazy like a fox: total Congressional gridlock so these clowns can force-feed their agenda.
And then there is coo-coo Florida Republican Representative Alan West who claims that at least 81 or more members of Congress are communists. Need I say more about the mental state of Mr. West?
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan’s planned budget guarantees—among other things— to strip Medicare from the landscape. Voucher’s anyone? Ryan must have danced with glee when Congressional Republicans created a Medicare panel run by “15 unelected bureaucrats.”
And let us not forget where the attacks on women’s health care are coming from. Go ahead; answer this one on your own.
And there’s this voter suppression thing (yes, coming from Republicans). Can’t have all those people voting now, can we? Let’s just put up as many roadblocks as possible to keep the vermin away from the poles. How else are we going to win a legitimate election?
How about the lamed-brained “tax pledge” pulled off by Grover Norquist, an un-elected, unlikeable, fast-talking, squirmy little fella’. He’s convinced weak-kneed Republicans in Congress to sign a pledge to never ever raise taxes. How does anything get done when your elected official is beholding to wacko Ideologues rather than to their constituency and country? Oh, and Norquist is the same guy who said we don’t need a thinking president, just one with enough digits to hold a pen and sign into law legislation the backroom guys write. Right!
I saved a bit of space here for House Majority Leader John Boehner who is perhaps one of the worst to ever hold that position. Anyone with half a working brain knows this guy is a lightweight, who, like a well trained pet, is doing the bidding of the ultra-radical right.
So, go ahead, vote for Governor Romney, vote for the man who clearly will be nothing more than a puppet (with enough digits to hold a pen) for the cigar smoking goons in the back room whose motto is: when all else fails, just rob from the poor. You see, it’s kind of like Robin Hood in reverse.
I have no desire to back pedal or return to the past—which is what the Republican’s are essentially offering. Thanks Republican guys and gals, but I think I’ll pass this time around while honest, hard-working Republican’s try to clear out the bottom-feeders that have invaded and infected their party with bitter, alkaline bile.