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1776 - A bizarre collection of land and slave owning rich men, combined forces, and decided to commit treason. The country they eventually created would be a shining example to freedom fighters everywhere, and a beacon of hope to the oppressed, the poor, and to those who suffered the fate of being the wrong religion, race, nationality, skin color, and of late, sexual preference. This mighty experiment lasted 237 years, far longer than many monarchs, tsars, princes, and religious bigots had predicted.

2013 - The American experiment in Democracy came crashing down as several forces joined together and destroyed the very foundation of a formerly great nation. Among the culprits were billionaire funded groups like TeaBuggerers, ALEC, Heritage Foundation,  as well as deregulated greedy and corrupt bastards on Wall Street. The joining together of unregulated billions, irrational anti-government ideas of ALEC and TeaBuggerers, as well as a total absence of shame, humanity, and ethical leadership within the GO P party proved powerful enough to destroy an entire country.


Of all the thoughts that have echoed within my cavernous skull this weekend, one idea painfully made its way to surface: Our future as a functioning nation is grim, gloomy, perhaps even dire. We may be witnessing the end of our country this weekend.

Somehow, the GO P managed to emasculate itself, tossing out rational, semi-moderate, patriots, while permitting a nauseating group of anti-government, racist, sexist, and extraordinarily conservative christian illiterates replace them and take control. Not just of the GO P, but of the entire House, and therefore, our entire government.

The winners in this mess? Grover Nordquist, ALEC, the Koch brothers and their political hatchetmen, the greediest of the greedy in Wall Street, Big Oil, and revolting groups like the American Family Association (which is about as uncaring, unchristian, and evil as their make-believe villain, Satan. Beezelbub. The Devil. Lucifer. Angel of Darkness, Antichrist, Apollyon. Mephistopheles. Rick Santorum.). TeaBuggerers.

The losers? The rest of us, perhaps even the rest of the world.

What do you call a group of government-hating, ultra-conservative, bible beating bastards, who took Grover's oft-quoted wish and took it to heart? If you hate the federal government so much, why run for office? Unless your plan was get elected, then dismantle the very mechanisms that made our government function for two hundred + years. Some call them the Tea Party. I call them traitors.

There is a huge difference between the treasonous colonials of 1776  and our current collection of anti-government TeBuggerers. Our founding fathers had a plan - independence, democracy, freedom from a distant monarch. They had a desire and a vision of what government should be like. If you look at the preamble of our current constitution, it is printed there. Clear, concise, and promising, those words have focused the purpose and the goals of this nation.

Just because those words are so powerful, so important, I repeat them here:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Unlike our founding fathers, the TeaBuggerer's only goal appears to be some insane version of government-free living, a misguided, impossible utopia(?) from the wretched works of Ayn Rand.  Instead of dreaming of improving the lives of every single person in our country, they seem to thrive on other people's pain and suffering.

The petulant posturing of the House Republicans would seem far more appropriate in a preschool day care center than in the nation's seat of power. Yet, this GO P created monster has far more control over House operations than what anyone would expect, given how few americans actually support the TeaBugger policies and promises.

The House GO P has two tasks: To pass a debt bill that guarantees that the full faith and credit of this country remains intact, and to fund the government so millions of people can live their lives in peace and harmony. Promoting the "General Welfare" is not some socialist pipe-dream. It represents everything that our nation stands for.

Sadly, the House will fail in both tasks, because too many TeaBuggerers hold office and are intent on throwing this country off the cliff.

In a just world, today's TeaBuggerers would be facing charges of treason. Ours is not a just world.


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  •  Tip Jar (19+ / 0-)

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 02:04:20 PM PDT

  •  It's Become a Democratic Oligarchy. (5+ / 0-)
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    Johnny Q, agnostic, theBreeze, Justus, marykk

    We can vote but only for representatives of the oligarchs, as we can see with issues that have 90% support but no chance to be even considered in government.

    An important factor in predictions that our system wouldn't survive was its design. That we got it this far is a testament to our vast resources, geographical isolation from enemies, cleverness of many in government over the generations finding ways to keep things going, and a number of fortunate accidents of history.

    The country and its government are not under any threat I think, but we do seem to be living through the end of governance for the people here.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 02:32:41 PM PDT

  •  You can't lump them all together (3+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama, theBreeze, Justus

    While there is some overlap in a Venn diagram sort of way; there are really distinct differences, for the most part, between the economic free market libertarians (ALEC, Kochs), and the social issue Bible thumpers (AFA). They do some mutual back scratching, but the tension between those factions is a large contributor to the disarray the GOP is finding itself in currently. Throw in the establishment GOP old guard, and it all makes for a very unstable coalition. And that also makes for far more hopeful prospects than your diary suggests.

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 02:44:44 PM PDT

  •  Srsly (2+ / 0-)
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    Justus, marykk

    appreciate what you are feeling and have gone round the same line of thinking myself, not just on this occasion, but a few times since the Supreme Court stole the 2000 election for W. A lot us us are thinking and feeling the same and I wish I knew what to do about it. Perhaps we should all be drifting toward the Capitol over the next 24 hours bearing picket signs that read, "Enough Already!" and "Get On With It!"

    A a footnote, please allow me to draw your attention to a couple of points.  

    the GO P managed to emasculate itself/blockquote>

    Pardon me? Unquestionably, zero-sum confrontations and games of "chicken" are far more characteristic of human males than females. In fact, I would venture--purely based on some decades of life expereince--that were Congress composed of a moajorty of women, this probably wouldn't be happening. Something else, maybe, but not a colossal game of "chicken," with ordinary citizens chained to the mudguards.

    The state of possessing this particular male equipment is still often falsely conflated with courage, which is unfortunate but how strange to find it equated (in 2013!) with things like rationality, moderation and patriotism. I doubt if you gave this point any particular thought when composing in the heat of emotion, but it would be better not to go there, don't you think?

    As for "TeaBugger," that seems rather infelicitous to me as well, but will leave it to someone else, if needed, to spell it out.

    Willingness to eschew tacit insults to fellow DKos members won't save the country of course, but on the other hand it doesn't cost anything either.

    •  Oh bother (2+ / 0-)
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      agnostic, Justus

      Obviously that blockquote was supposed to end after one line, the rest is me.

      I have old software that doesn't allow proofing comments properly. Sorry.

      •  no worries. (2+ / 0-)
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        theBreeze, Justus

        however, Merriam's defines emasculate as
        Full Definition of EMASCULATE 1 : to deprive of strength, vigor, or spirit : weaken 2 : to deprive of virility or procreative power castrate 3 : to remove the ...
        it is the first definition which I intended.

        English is a bizarre language. many words have histories which some can find objectionable. Some words have been "hijacked", sometimes favorably, often, not.  Take  the word "gay."  It used to mean happy, content, somewhat elated. Bigots turned that in to a pejorative against homosexuals. Who promptly adopted it happily.  Today's most common definition would have have the Flintstones discussing their mood in their theme song, unless Barney and Fred has something else going on.

        Emasculate is a perfectly good word, and it can be and is used without referring to a male's "package."

        What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

        by agnostic on Sat Sep 28, 2013 at 04:01:09 PM PDT

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        •  Appreciate that point (0+ / 0-)

          I was always sure you did not mean anything by it.

          "Emasculated" is a obviously a metaphor in origin. In the view of Merriam-Webster, apparently, a "dead metaphor," one that has become so routine in use that it is scarcely qualifies as metaphorical any more.

          Rather than argue with the distinguished editorial staff of Merriam-Webster (even though they are as human as the rest of us), let us say that I was intending to draw attention to the connotation, or resonance, the tacit implication, of the word.

          Which as poets will testify, is as powerful in its way as the formal  denotation. Or more so.

          •  Agreed, and I can see how off putting it could be (0+ / 0-)

            Next time, I will choose another.

            What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

            by agnostic on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 02:08:34 PM PDT

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  •  Today for the first time I received 2 emails (0+ / 0-)

    linking to sites with info about the ACA and registration.

    It's not that I couldn't or can't go find some sites myself, it's just that I wondered when the Dims and Admin were going to get around to getting actually functional info out to the volk.

    I haven't had TV since 2005 and can't afford cable and internet, so I have internet.
    I don't do twiddling, and showing selfies of myself to the world at large, and like many Americans I don't have just a hell of a lot to time to go searching for things on Google unless they are needed now.  I stay informed by reading sites like DK.

    I got a spit wad in my eye for the Gods of Kos a couple of days ago because I complained about the lack of outreach effort from Dims and Gov to inform actual little people about what to do about the ADA.

    Now three days before the Spineless Dims or Obama may decide to bargain away all or most of the ADA I finally got two emails with, not actual info, but links.

    I am underwhelmed.   The volk are under informed, and at this critical moment they don't know what they might be about to lose.

    And that really is serious.

    •  People who need to be reached and internet (1+ / 0-)
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      only folks have little overlap, I would guess.

      Also, no thanks for your gratituous insult 'spineless' Democrats. The Democrats stand with their ranks closed right now according to all accounts. In other words, you lied.

      He who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.

      by Sophie Amrain on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 02:29:59 AM PDT

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