GOP Seeks to Kill What's Left of the Economy
epublican Mitch McConnell's public utterances about how the entire agenda of the GOP for the next two years will be focused on removing Barrack Obama from office gives me indigestion. For openers, the man is a known liar of absurd proportions. Though I am sure he isn't lying about this issue. I throw in the attribute of liar simply to give a quick sketch of the man's character. He's worse than reprehensible. But one must credit him for sticking to the tightly worded GOP script. When the GOP's treasonous highly paid wordsmith, Frank Luntz, put out the message that Republicans needed to defeat the Democratic sponsored Wall Street Reform bill, by associating it with the Iraq war and tax increases, McConnell was the first one out of the gate talking to the press about--- you guessed it--- how the bill would aggravate the war and would certainly increase taxes. He quoted Luntz--- word for word. And he said it all with a straight face. But one must give Luntz his due: the American people drank it down like it was Kool Aid and they had a powerful thirst.
Given Obama's deeply disappointing, submissive mutterings the day after midterm elections, about how we all ought to get along, and how the White House is so looking forward to working with the newly promoted John Boehner, as speaker of the House and all the rest of the screwballs in that party I have misgivings about the next two years. What America is looking for now is for Obama to grow a pair and kick the tar out of the GOP. They certainly do it to him. And then they claim that they are acting on behalf of the American people.
They are not!
The GOP's real agenda is to destroy, in the next two years, what shreds and shards of an economy are still viable. And then to blame the ensuing destruction all on Obama. And all the time they will be putting people out of work and denying them any kind of sustenance, such as unemployment insurance, they will be making mealy mouthed speeches about how Americans need see what damage Obama has done to the economy. That is what Mitch McConnell is really saying when he speaks of removing Obama from consideration in 2012. And the worst part is that Republicans are people devoid of conscience. For the last several decades they've been hammering out a mix of capitalism based on a twisted understanding of Adam Smith, Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. They didn't read Adam Smith. Nor Milton Friedman. But they did read the puerile fantasies of Ayn Rand. Rand was a great and persuasive novelist and piss-poor philosopher. Milton Friedman's ideas look good on the page but simply do not work out in real life, except to a select few.
Had they read Adam Smith they would have seen that Smith qualifies his vision of a Free Market with the chilling comment that it will only work in a nation where perfect equality and perfect freedom exist. In this fascist corporatocracy, which America has become, such qualifications are laughable.