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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:34 PM

Sick House Tea Partiers Celebrate the Sequester’s Human Carnage

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Sick House Tea Partiers Celebrate the Sequester’s Human Carnage

By: RmuseFeb. 27th, 2013



Morality is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between what is considered good (right) and what is bad (wrong), and most human beings would consider intentionally causing harm to others is inherently immoral, and wrong. There is a segment of the population that lacks the basic human emotion of empathy and feels that knowingly harming other Americans is an ideologically moral imperative, and they are preparing to celebrate damage to the people and economy sequestration cuts will cause when they begin in two days.

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Republicans admit the sequester will wreak havoc on the economy, jobs, and the people, and although they feign concern, killing jobs while hurting Americans began at the start of the 112th Congress when teabaggers swept into power promising to “shrink government.” In early 2011 when John Boehner was informed Republican spending cuts would adversely impact children, the working poor, and seniors besides killing 1.1 million jobs, he said “so be it.” If any American thinks Republicans, or their teabagger cohort, are concerned sequestration will inflict damage on Americans, jobs, or the economy, they are tragically deluded. There is a contingent of Republicans who are unhappy the sequester is not four times larger and believe if the GOP had made more Draconian cuts and slashed government more, they would have won big in the last election, and it informs the danger of ideologically pure conservatives gaining power because they see the sequester damage as a major victory in a war to end government.

These conservative idealogues are no different than extremist Islamist suicide bombers. They could not care less how much damage they inflict on the people because as long as they make government fail to reward the makers, they will have achieved a moral victory. Remember, teabaggers and their Republican facilitators were willing to allow a credit default that would have destroyed the full faith and credit of the United States in 2011 that led to the sequester to begin with, and fueled by their sequester victory are emboldened to expand the war on government as a moral imperative.

There are Americans who are lulled into complacency that the tea party is declining in popularity and losing public support, and although they appear to be a small faction within the larger conservative movement, their ideology mirrors Republican philosophy that government must be destroyed to make way for privatization. It is, and has been, Republicans’ moral sense that requires them to make government fail to make room for privatization and it starts with defunding, then destroying programs like Medicare and Social Security because government providing for the common good is an immoral imposition on the wealthy’s liberty. It explains why Republicans cut safety nets that feed children, seniors, and Veterans to make room for more tax breaks for the very wealthiest Americans, and why there is never a shortage of government funds for corporations, big oil subsidies, and the military industrial complex.

America is in a war for survival and despite President Obama’s re-election and overwhelming public support for his agenda, conservatives are on the verge of scoring a major victory in making government fail. With intransigent House Republicans in control of the nation’s purse-strings, there is little the President, or Senate Democrats can do to stop their continued assault besides reject their government-destroying cuts that will result in a stalemate, and more government failure. Subsequently, for the next two years House Republicans have little incentive to stop their assault on government, and the people, and believing it is their moral imperative, they have every reason to finish the job.

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:45 PM

1. True. Americans, especially Democrats, need to realize what we're facing. Obama knows them well.

We are at a very dangerous place and he is doing all he can to stop them. But he can't do it alone.

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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:59 PM

2. I completely agree with your analysis. And the worst

part is (based on some recent reporting by Rachel) that some 400 of 435 H.R. seats are now in districts which have been 'massaged' as to essentially prevent a person from the opposing party of ever being elected. Because of this, the Rethug congresscritters only have to fear a Primary Challenge from someone even more bat-shit crazy than themselves. A perfect recipe for getting more Michelle Bachmann/Alan West wannabes in the next Congress. I despair of our ever getting a Democratic House majority in any future I can see. And given the lack of any meaningful majority in the Senate (i.e. 60% + 1) I foresee we are going to be seeing more, not less of these tantrums that unfortunately have the real capacity to hurt people.

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