Republican Hipocracy On The Rise

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , , , ,

Senator Ensign should resign and not because he had an aldulterous affair, but rather because of his selfrightous demands for others to resign when they were in the same situation. Of course that's not likely since republicans can rationalize just about anything. In spite of the global economic meltdown brought on by George W. Bush's economic mismanagament in persuit of an unregulated free-market ideology, republicans still attempt to sell American's on self-regulation.

They accuse President Obama of having a September 10th mentality and thereby making the country less safe. I submit that it's the republican's that have a November 2nd mentality and are thereby ignoring the virtual electorial bitch slapping that was handed to John McCain and Sarah Palin on November 3rd by a vast majority of those same American's.

For a complete and utter lack of new ideas, they attempt to rewrap and rename the fundamentals of Reganomics that for the most part, are what have brought us to the edge of the abyss where the nation now finds itself. What conservative evangelicals need to ask themselves is this: If you're worth millions as most politicians are, is there any resession or even a full blown depression that could effect you in the same way as a person on a fixed income or a member of the working middle class? Conservative evangelicals have fallen into the trap of looking to the republican party as a one stop shop for political representation based mostly on their religious beliefs.

While I don't agree completely with some far left leaning idologies of the democratic party, there is a broader picture that I must take into account for the benefit of myself and my family. But at some point, even the religious right will have to decide if they want to continue voting for the hipocracy of people like John Ensign, Mark Foley, David Vitter, Larry Craig, and many others who wrap themselves in their religious beliefs, but then cheating on their wives, chasing after teenage boys on the hill, or solicite gay sex in public restrooms.

What takes this hiprocracy to its pinnacle is when they climb atop of thier ivory tower and demand the resignations of those who were caught before them doing the same thing, yet refuse to resign after being caught temselves.

The republicans talk about healthcare reform, but never offer up anything that remotely sounds like a plan to make healthcare accessable to any Armerican who wants it. While President Obama has said time and time again that universal health care will not replace private health care and that if you have a plan you like, you're free to keep it. Yet the republican fear mongerers in both houses of congress tell anyone who will listen that "socalized medicine" will force everyone to accept government health care.

Does anyone believe that Blue Cross, Blue Shield, HelathNet, Kaiser Permenente, and a hundered other medical insurance providers, PPO's and HMO's are just going to go quietly into the night so that the government can takeover the healthcare industry? - If you have ever found yourself in the doctors office without insurance or God forbid, the emergency room, you know that the cost of primary medical care in the United States is outrageous and there is no justification for it other then to punish the unemployed, uninsured, and retired persons not yet eligible for medicare.

For most people the recession is abundantly clear. People are worried about their jobs, their retirement, their friends and family because we all know someone who has been impacted by the recession. Because of this awareness, people are more cautious with spending which of course has impacted the economy as well. Unless you live in a cave it's difficult to miss the seriousness of the recession. Unless you are a banking executive who was bailed out by those same taxpayers who are concerned about the recession.

Many on the right couldn't care less if the American auto industry collapses, yet many of those Ford, GM, and Crysler employees are responsible for voting these obtuse bastards into office because he she was attracted to their pro-life idology, their stand against same-sex marriage. However, I can assure you that as the layoff slips are passed out around the factory and the forclosure sale of their home looms on the horizon, these issues while still important, don't really resonate as reasons to hand out their vote for political representation.

Suddenly Chuck and Steve from down the street aren't at the top of the list of problems to solve. While many will not agree with my perception of things as I see them, let me leave you with a simple fact! - "It's never as bad as The Fox News Channels makes it out to be."

Don't drink the Kool-Aid!

Chico Brisbane