When you consider it, you see that it is the perfect representation of the Republican Party. When given its way, it creates a huge mess and is hell to clean up after. Take for example, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now any thinking citizen will understand immediately that this is the result of lax regulations of giant corporations which seem to feel it is their God-given right to plunder and destroy as long as there are profits to be made.
No Republicans have to actually think anymore since they have Fox News and Rush Limbaugh to do all that heavy thinking; all the Republicans have to do is parrot whatever their masters say. It is perfectly clear to all good Republicans that this must be Obama’s fault because he is a Muslim terrorist, and a Socialist and a Communist and the Anti-Christ. Some even believe he is in league with the Jews and the Devil. But it has nothing to do with his African forebears, because we are not prejudiced. So this oil spill is just an accident and accidents will happen, even to our egregiously profitable and very safety conscious, environmentally sound, oil friends. But it is Obama’s fault even if it was an accident that the Christian leaders of BP could not in any way prevent, so help me God.
Now let’s play a game. Let us jump back suddenly to November 1999 and Al Gore is running against George Bush, the Junior. We have been to the future and seen all that is to happen. We have seen the wars, the torture, the uncounted billions lost, Blackwater Corporation, soldiers electrocuted in their showers, Guantanamo, Abu Garab Prison, the water boarding, the Hurricane Katrina disaster, the unregulated gambling of Wall Street with our dollars, the unbelievable bonuses given to managers who bankrupted our pension funds, and so much corruption that it may take decades to sort it all out. I’ll bet you a dollar to a donut hole that Republicans and Gore haters would still vote for George Bush. Even though we now know that George and Dick would allow oil companies to co-opt all the regulatory mechanisms of government. We have been witness to Republican government and business corruption the likes of which have not been seen since the McKinley Administration and the Teapot Dome scandal. In fact, it is as if Dick read a little McKinley history as a pattern for Republican Government. We have had Republicans in office before and we see what they do. It is always the same. It will be the same if they are empowered in 2010.
I cannot let Democrats off scot-free. There are too many Democrats who feed from the same business trough as the Republicans. They should be ashamed. Now we are facing a mid-term election and the few voters that will participate are restless. They seem to want change again. The problem we all face is that changing back would bring us face to face with the same corrupt mess we just recently put aside. Remember folks, if you put the Republican Elephant in charge, there will be a huge mess and it will be hell to clean up.
As our great friend, Retired Judge Thomas Greer has been so often overheard to say, “No matter what the question, voting Republican is not the answer.”