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How and WHY have the Republicans become an enemy of the people?

It is truly difficult to understand how an entire, entrenched political party would allow itself to become an outright enemyy of the people by standing so strongly against average Americans benefiting from anything at all in the way of political policy.

I have never been a Republican although I voted for Charles Percy of Ill. for senator because he opposed the war in Vietnam back in 1968. That is the only R vote I ever cast in my life. But what has happened to any semblance of sanity on their side of the aisle?

The only policy they are committed to is more tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and any chance to jump into a war.

They oppose literally anything that benefits average people or the less fortunate in this country in terms of safety net social programs. Unemployment. Soc. Sec. Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, middle class tax cuts, equal pay, Dream Act, gay rights of any kind, you name it... they are diametrically opposed to any program that does not directly benefit the wealthy or largest corporations.

They would rather the NRA run roughshod over the Constitution with its distorted perspective than act in the safety of our children

They oppose anything Obama proposes on the budget unless it would somehow "penalize" most Americans and benefit the few at the top.

They oppose any cuts in the behemoth military budget and want to spend even more than is asked for.

It is like we are fighting a 7-headed hydra in the body of the Republican party.

Since this is how they want to play it, all we can do is cut off one head at a time till we're done with it once and for all and hopefully that day is coming.

Austerity sucks
Posted by world wide wally | Sat Dec 22, 2012, 02:37 PM (10 replies)
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