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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:34 PM
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The Roots of Republican Actions Today
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/republica...

Posted: 04/ 7/11 07:15 AM ET

The other day my two-year-old granddaughter vomited on me. I love her, didn't mind and cleaned up. I don't love the Tea Party and the Republicans who are presently puking on America. I won't forgive them. But I will help clean up: in 2012.

As a former Republican disgusted with the modern day version of a once actual political party now devolved into a far right religious right/loony right rabble all I can say is the Republicans have crossed a historical line from which there is no return. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin are not a cause but just another symptom of the political equivalent of Mad Cow disease.

The ideologues of the right who are willing to shut down the government, risk the fragile economy -- in a time of war no less ("patriots?") -- and who have hidden behind their racist "birther" code for the fact that they won't accept a black president... et al are puking on the rest of us.

How did we get here?

Get it through your heads: unless you understand the influence of nut-case religion on a nut-case "party" you can't make sense of what the Republicans are doing to America.

Following the election of our first black president, the "politics" of the Evangelical, Roman Catholic, and Mormon Far Right was not the politics of a loyal opposition, but rather the instigation of revolution, which was first and best expressed by Rush Limbaugh when even before President Obama took office he said, "I hope Obama fails."

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I love it when someone like Schaeffer looks back with something akin to disgust, and tries to make sense of their past. It's like a smoker who quits, and becomes militantly anti-smoking. They're harder on their former behavior because they know how difficult it can be to quit.
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