As midterm election day approaches and the Dems are wallowing in disorganization and what appears a tacit admission of defeat, I have to make one more attempt to salvage what could be a turning point toward sanity in government.*
On the local, state and national levels, the Dems may have squandered an opportunity to get us back in the direction of having a government which works for all the people instead of the corporate world and the wealthy. Please do not get me wrong here, I am all for economically successful people and a thriving business environment. However, it seems that in order to adequately appease the greed of the wealthy and corporate interests, we must do so at the expense of the largest segment of the economy… everybody who is not rich.
That is BULLSHIT.
Tea baggers may have ignorantly boorishly tried to follow their hearts in their infancy, but they have been totally co-opted by the portions of the right wing dedicated to serving corporate masters. If the right wing nut jobs and tea baggers are victorious, they will turn back the clock at least one hundred years on our successful system of government and contemporary social democracy. The wealthy corporate interests will prosper and these ignorant dupes will suffer right along with you and me. (Before you condemn me as a fascist, communist or a socialist, do a little research into the definition of contemporary social democracy.)
The right wing nut jobs and tea baggers, in the name of freedom from the alleged oppression of government, want to close the border; eliminate Social Security and any social program of which they do not approve or profit from; make sure our failing healthcare system continues to fail; eliminate collective bargaining, the minimum wage and overtime for workers; reverse Roe v. Wade; privatize all government services they can. They want to place us back in a time in history when woman and minorities had no rights, workers were practically slaves to their corporate masters, public education did not exist, the old and ill had only to die to relieve their suffering, business could make all the unregulated and untaxed profit the markets would endure.
If you would like to facilitate the catastrophe to occur, you should vote for one of these idiots or maybe just not vote at all.
If they are successful in sending a majority to Washington and other governmental venues, one bit of news that could be encouraging is that government will be made up of a contingent of incompetent politicians so incapable of governing they will be no more successful than other right wing nut jobs have been in the recent past. Reagan and Bush; Newt Gingrich and other right wing nut jobs were most successful at raising the national debt and punishing the poor and elderly for living. Oh yeah, I almost forgot; they were in charge when the middle class began to disintegrate. Oops, my bad.
That is little consolation for me.
*When the Lector started the Caveat Lectores Blog in 2009, the reason was to focus mainly on issues relevant to public employees both union and non-union. However, with the upsurge of right wing and tea bagger politics, I could not resist the temptation to Rant at will because the nonsense was too much temptation for me to ignore. Along the way we found over 8000 readers.
A few weeks ago, I decided to cut back on the political rhetoric. Frankly, I was having so much fun that I was spending most of each weekend pecking away at the keyboard drafting my “prosaic masterpieces.” The need to make money to pay the bills and work on the remodeling project to convert an 86 year old house into my law office required more time and less ranting.
I also realized the Lector had the potential for becoming irrelevant because of my near fanatical and intense dislike for right wing nut job rePuPlicans and tea baggers; so I retreated a bit and began to prepare to focus on issues of employees in a hostile environment known as public employment.
And oh yes, have a nice Day?
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