It seems appropriate that Mitt Romney is the de facto GOP nominee. As a leader of a "severely conservative" cult called Mormonism, he fits right in as the titular head of a party that worships a headless hierarchy --that "eye in the pyramid" atop tranches of all our hard-earned (and his ill-gotten) money.
The GOP's Big Tent is for TV-enthralled evangelicals, you see. Only "ten talent" alumni with their thumbs firmly a-bible-thumpin', may apply. Inheritance is a plus. A loyalty oath is required. Romney and his cult of the clever hive moralists cannot tolerate diversity of opinion or the inconvenience of an empty wallet. Buddha was a fool, and Mohammed a reprobate. Poverty is evidence you are "sinful", you see. Go ask your dad for twenty large, and then we'll talk out the details.
Take, for instance, Romney's so-called immigration policy. What little of it we know about demonstrates his ideology that citizenship is a privilege, not a right. He'd be glad to staple a green card to your "advanced degree". Why? Because you're less likely to be a drain on his capital gains.
You can forget about "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free". No, no no. The indigent need not apply. The Inn of Happiness is full up. The flashing neon says "no vacancy" for vagabonds. No shirt, no shoes, no civil rights. No Amex? No Visa. Y.o.y.o., muthafucka', 'cause that's how we roll!
Never mind the advertising that the Bill of Rights requires no membership fee. Our offer's only good for well-qualified buyers. We're gonna fudge on that "inalienable" part, as buried in the legalese, spelled out in itty bitty fine print at the bottom or your social contract, it states: By "inalienable" we mean, if you're an "alien", then you are "ineligible". Unless you can show us your frequent flyer miles.
Oh, and it's axiomatic that "liberal = alien", just like the Eye of the Needle is some valley in Utah, or the Holy Land, or wherever, and not a metaphor for miserliness.
And whenever we Progressives say, "well two can play..", Plutocratus Interruptus bellows out, "Wanna bet ten thousand bucks?" Then we all get the bum's rush out of the casino.
There's a way you can tell if you're a GOP-Romney cult wannabe, in case there is a stray doubter reading this post. It's when your job is gone, your house is gone, your 401K is gone, and you fervently believe we need to repeal "Obamacare". Ha! Ha! Ha! You're just gonna love the killer clown show we're all about to experience, if Romney and his minions get more than a whiff of sixty Senate votes.