GOP: Party (and political donors) Before Country


I’m just going to come out and say it- republican senators and congresspersons care more about their political party, power and corporate benefactors than they do about this country and citizens. Exclamation point!

This isn’t a new state of mind for the GOP, given their deplorable behavior through the previous two administrations. At least during the Bush (43) years they could use patriotism as a shield for their un-American legislative follies. Hell, they even had a preponderance of Democrats willing to do their bidding with them. And during the Obama presidency there was no pretense about it- the GOP simply refused to do their job of governing and instead spent the better part of 8 years stonewalling and pouting. But now the GOP has gone completely rogue, not only refusing to reign in an administration that is clearly out of control, but they are actively admitting that they have no intention to even investigate something as obvious as collusion with a foreign country that has waged cyber warfare against us.

“I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party,” Kentucky senator Rand Paul said in an appearance on Fox News Radio’s “Kilmeade and Friends.” ”We’ll never even get started with doing the things we need to do like repealing Obamacare if we’re spending our whole time having Republicans investigate Republicans. I think it makes no sense.”

Seriously? No wait…SERIOUSLY? All the GOP did was investigate during Obama’s presidency ( and much of Bill Clinton’s too.). All they did was hold hearing after hearing after hearing to uncover exactly nothing. And yet they kept at it. And why? To stymie progress for you and me, to benefit their corporate and wealthy donors, to build a storyline of lies for the gullible to swallow.

It would almost be amusing to listen to the verbal acrobatics coming out of GOP mouths if the consequences weren’t so dire. The hypocrisy is as stunning as ever, and that’s saying a lot when talking about politics.

“I think the situation has taken care of itself” in light of Flynn’s resignation, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told reporters. That’s a far different stance toward potential wrongdoing by the executive branch than Chaffetz took last year, when House Republicans issued more than 70 letters and subpoenas aimed at investigating Democrat Hillary Clinton over a period of less than three months after the FBI announced criminal charges weren’t warranted related to her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

That’s the same congressman who cried and ran from constituents at a local town hall, and then tried to sell the line that they weren’t even his voters, but rather paid protesters. As if. There are so many people up in arms about the way this GOP operates you don’t have to pay for protesters. History may call these people out for who they are- LIARS, HYPOCRITES, BUFFOONS– but we’re living with it today. We’re dealing with it now.

If there is any upside to this national disgrace at all it may come in 2018 when enough voters have spent two years wading through the lies and hypocrisies and turn out in droves to banish these anti-leaders to the dustbin.

I’ll be fair- Democrats are no models of perfection either, having their fair share of lies and hypocrisies over the years. But the sheer audacity of the GOP takes the cake. Compared to the GOP, Democrats are still in kindergarten when it comes to bald face lies to the public. True leadership and honest governance requires a couple of things- a conscience, a desire to serve the citizens first and foremost, honesty and honor, and consistent behavior. Today’s GOP has none of those traits, and they actually seem to pride themselves on being the worst of the worst in those areas.

The GOP used to have rational politicians and a rational base of voters. There are no more rational GOP politicians. Let’s hope there are enough rational GOP voters still out there who can stand to look themselves in the mirror after supporting this mob. Let’s hope they can still recognize what real leadership looks like. Let’s hope they help the rest of us toss these bums out and really make America great…..again.

#GOPlies  #GOPhypocrites  #GOPsellouts  #GOPtraitors  #recbluepurpleus


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