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Dear Wealthy Americans Who Thought They Owned The Republican Party,

You know, I hate to say I told you so, especially when I know how much you're hurting, but I told you not to crawl in bed with crazy people and whisper anti-abortion nothings in their ears during foreplay.

These religious zealots are not the Dixie racists of the past whom you could get hard by talking about Blacks, gays, and Jews then let them be your foot soldiers while they ignored your billions in the stock market.

No. These are True Believers (tm), and when you get a True Believer hard, they're gonna fuck you.

I know you've seen this coming for a few years and bought some politicians on the left hoping you've shifted the political center far enough to the right that you can comfortably lay in their bed.

But you have a problem. The kids of the Koch father are not the same John Birch you knew in years past. And the kids of Sam Walmart are just plain crazy.

So, you're in the same boat with us. The boat you've handed over the helm to the crazy people.

If you can't fix your mistake, and quickly, you'll get to taste poverty. The good news is that you've given the bottom 98% 30 years of foreplay, and if you throw your lot in with us, we know how to make you happy.

Just ditch the crazies and become Americans again, and you can keep your fortunes.

Remember what I told you: you are creating a beast which will eventually devour you, too; and religious zealots have no need of money: just power.

Love,
 Ultrageek

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  •  Chickens come home to roost and Karma (3+ / 0-)
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    happens.

    An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

    by don mikulecky on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 11:26:30 AM PDT

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  •  In one sense, they didn't really have any choice, (0+ / 0-)

    when they rejoined ranks with the Moral Majority and the quieter Birchers in the late '70's/'80s, they were already too small to hold elective power on their own, that's why they had to team up.

    What that moral and ethical sellout did was lengthen the time they would be able to bamboozle and muscle their way into gatekeeper roles where they could choke off democracy and keep accumulating money & power and rigging the system.

    What's going on now was the ultimate end in any case, they were just betting that they could lock down their power base and the system before the demographic shift totally nixed them.

    Remains to be seen if the bet paid off, we're pretty heavily outweighed by the mass of money and sycophants, and our grassroots have been severly impaired, if not actually crippled. If they get the TPP trade deal through, they may actually have us down on the mat. It would put us back to the point of serious bloodshed to reclaim things, instead of just protests and shows of massive solidarity. Back to the days of all the people who died before unions gave us OSHA and the weekend.

    Too much of a tossup for me to call. It can be done, it's just a matter of how expensive, (in blood and lives), it's going to be.

    Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
    ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

    by FarWestGirl on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 05:13:44 PM PDT

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