That title may sound a bit incendiary, but it also is a factually accurate assessment of what the Paul Ryan clone Republicans have decided they can't do... just yet
Nope. What they need to do first is to pretend they are on the side of the American people and American seniors. Then, when their ruse has helped them gain control of the Senate and the Presidency (presumably by fraud) then they can rip off their disguise as fiscally-responsible moderates who really really like Grandma after all and reveal their action hero costume;
Because by that time they will have taken so many hundreds of millions in Corporate slush-funding that there will not be a shred of integrity left in any of them. They can all cry like John Boehner, all the way to the bank of their current choice and paid affiliation. Heck, and why stop there? Why not have the GOP members of Congress just go ahead and decorate their suits with the logos of their patrons? You know, like NASCAR drivers? Sponsors, that's what they are called, isn't it? What do the Koch brothers make? Pampers? I'd like to see Mitch McConnell wearing a suit with a big Pampers logo on the chest, wouldn't you?
But not this year. This year the GOP has decided to go to ground and work to present the American (voting) public with the fantasy, the illusion that they never really meant that "destroy Medicare" thing. See, that budget plan? The one that would reward their (sponsors) and (future employers) was a sort of conceptual thing. That's it! It was an intellectual exercise! (cough) that they never, really, ever actually meant to impose on the American people. Nooo. That threat to hold the debt ceiling hostage to its adoption? Oh, you know how boys will be boys! They really were just having a little fun with those fuddy-duddies from the Democrat Party, you know, the one that really isn't Democratic because Karl Rove said that using a different name would be a nice way to act like a bully and a douchebag? Yeah, those guys.
And watch. The true heart and soul of the Republican Party, their true agenda was revealed for the first stunning time in the Paul Ryan budget. Did you see what they really want to do to our country?
1. End Medicare
2. Destroy Social Security
3. Kiss the tushes of their wealthy donors
4. Cut taxes on the wealthiest, who already had tax cuts
5. Rein in the parts of government that look out for individuals
What would be left? A perfect Kleptocracy, where corrupted government officials, once elected, could expect to be on a financial gravytrain run by their Corporate sponsors for life.
What can we do to avoid that fairly awful destruction of the American Dream? Well, in the 2012 election we can do our damnedest to help the American people remember what the dark heart of the Republican nightmare would look like, if these ideologues gain power. They have driven and are driving out the moderates within their own party. Voters are catching on and leaving the GOP in droves, but the Republican'ts will have about a gazillion dollars to throw at the upcoming election. They will have patrons willing to spend enormous amounts of money in an effort to buy the upcoming election and turn back the clock in this country by seventy years. Or more.
Our task will be to not let the American people forget who these characters really are, what their agenda would be, the moment they entered office. Try Scott Walker times five hundred or so and you'll get the picture.
Oh, and Grandma? When Grandma's "voucher" gets lost in the mail or she gets confused and gives it to the paperboy by accident? Guess what (regrettably) may happen to Grandma? And guess which coterie of Corporate Shills may shake their head a time or two, before they head off to a French restaurant with their real "constituents".
Taking care of Grandma? Not their job... at least as they see it.