Monday, October 26, 2015

Are There No Decent Republicans Left?

To borrow a quote from "Opus," I am "appalled, with two p's" at the state of politics in this country.  I thought I could have some fun with the Republican candidates, as I usually do,  but, there doesn't seem to be anything amusing about them, either on the state or the federal level.  

I hoped I could revive my blog during the coming campaign, but, I simply can't find the words to describe how disgusted I am.  What I find really scary is the realization that so many of those clowns managed to get elected. 

Folks, there is something evil in this country, and it's more evident and widespread than it has ever been.  Where has all this anger, hatred and mean spiritedness come from? And the blatant racism that isn't just limited to the South, where you would, maybe, expect to find it.

Don't get me started on that farce they called a "Benghazi hearing." I'll save that for another time. 

Here in Arkansas, the extremists have taken over the entire state government, and it is going to be disastrous for us, just as it has been in, for instance, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. 

On the National level, the extremists have such a choke hold on the House of Representatives, that it is obvious they don't want to do good, and improve the lives of their constituents. They say they want smaller government.  In my opinion, what they really want is to bring down the government.  What they would replace it with, I don't know, although, a goodly number of them would like to establish a Theocracy. Others just want Anarchy, and many of them hide behind religion for their own ends.

It may be a little too early to predict, but at this point, it appears that Jeb! is done for, despite all the money he has raised and spent, which must be a giant disappointment to his super pacs. The fact that he has had to "downsize" his campaign is not a good sign.  I suspect he is just like his brother and father, in that he doesn't have "that vision thing" that his father talked about. It was pretty obvious that the the only belief system the previous two Bushes had was that they believed they wanted to be President.  At one time, Jeb! may have though it would be a cakewalk to the White House, but the way he has been conducting his campaign makes me believe he really doesn't want to be President badly enough to work for it.  So much for Jeb!

At last, Donald Trump is beginning to fade, allowing Ben Carson to enjoy his own fifteen minutes of fame. Trump has always been a blowhard, and not really to be taken seriously.  But, does anyone besides me detect a lot of anger emanating from Ben Carson, no matter how mild mannered he claims to be?

Thank goodness Carly Fiorina has faded fast, even though I think many Republicans were intent on propping her up and some of them may have even entertained  the notion that she would make a good V.P. candidate, so she could be their attack bitch dog throughout the campaign.  That probably won't happen, now, but I guess anything is possible with that bunch.

At the moment, I am betting on Marco Rubio, unless Jeb! decides to try to do him in out of spite.

One thing is beginning to be pretty obvious. The Republican Party had better quit wallowing in the mud with the "great unwashed" and start trying to come up with candidates who have some integrity.  All the extremists need to go back under their rocks and elect some worthy people who sincerely want to govern.

Stay tuned. 



Olga said...

i find absolutely nothing to disagree with here.


we just need to get off our asses and get out there and vote them f****** out.

Margie's Musings said...

I couldn't agree with you more!

Here in Kansas small town hospitals are closing because Brownback wouldn't expand Medicaid. He's all for the rich! He's obviously been bought off by the Koch brothers and the rest of them. What a farce!

savannah said...

Amen, sister! This crap has moved beyond funny into WTF land! Or as my Irish friends say, "Jesus wept!" xoxoxox

Anonymous said...

From what I have seen as a 'Brit' I am not impressed. Just as I am far from impressed by some of the idiots who run my country.

Rin Porter said...

Betty, I totally agree with you. I don't know what's happened to the Republican Party in the last 20 years. There used to be good, honest, even-tempered Republicans who wanted to help people. I'm thinking of Sen. Dave Durenberger from Minnesota, Sen. Dirksen of Illinois, etc. These men wanted to work together with Democrats for the good of the country. But it seems as though there are none of these types of Republicans left. In my state it's the same - narrow-minded, mostly uneducated, ignorant men and women whose goal seems to be to constrict the choices of everyone besides themselves so that they can reduce the amount of taxes. They don't seem to realize that taxes pay for public services like roads, public health, education, and public safety that we all need.

It's hard to avoid the impulse to crawl into a cave and come out in a year to see what's happened. But that would play into their hands. I think that good people have to stay alert and call out the ridiculous proposals and lies that many of the candidates promote.

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