Now that John Boehner has announced his resignation effective at the end of October, we are hearing a whole lot from the right-wing nuts. The biggest concern they seem to have is that now “we can get a Speaker who fights for conservative values.” “Conservative Values.” Those are two words that have changed meaning over the years.
According to these people, all this country needs to become “great again” is to go far right. By adhering to draconian laws, budgets, and be willing to wage war anywhere at anytime, we will become “great again.” Don’t take my word for this either. Just listen to the people spouting these words of wisdom.
You only need to look at the leading candidates for the Republican nomination. You will hear all of the hypocrisy you need to hear. The lies, innuendos, and hate rhetoric coming from them would have been cause for a public outrage just a few short years ago. Yet, today, these words are being hailed as the “Truth” by the far right-wing.
Carly Fiorina has been lying about her record at HP, and especially about the Planned Parenthood videos. Yet, she is considered “gaining ground” on the rest of the field. Her brazen lie about the videos showing a “fully formed fetus lying on the table, still moving” and then having someone say “we need to keep it alive to harvest the brain” is total fabrication. It isn’t in the video!
But that doesn’t matter to Fiorina. It would seem that she is very good at lying and has no plan to stop it either. Her record at HP is nothing like she is trying to describe it. The “revenue growth” she claims she helped to bring to HP was only caused by HP buying a competitor. After that “merger” she laid off over 30,000 people.
When Fiorina was “fired” she received a multi-million dollar “golden parachute.” None of those 30,000 people she fired received anything near that. Carly Fiorina was “forced out” of HP because she tanked the business. There was no other reason given for her “firing.”
Dr. Ben Carson put his foot in his mouth again over who should or should not be President. He said he would never advocate that a Muslim be allowed to be President. Apparently he wants to add a “religion” test to running for office. Something banned in our Constitution.
He has tried to “clarify” his comments, but fails at every turn. His latest was saying that “anyone who places their religion above our Constitution should not hold office.” Yet, he still has not criticized or called for the resignation of people like Kim Davis who is doing exactly that.
It would seem that if a “Christian” is putting their religion above the Constitution, that is okay. It just isn’t any good for any other religious person to do the same thing. His definition of “religious liberty” is Christians have liberty to do whatever they want. Other religions are required to follow those Christian laws whether they like it or not.
Then we have that lovable Senator Ted Cruz. He seems to think that we should assassinate the leader of another country. At the “Value Voter Summit” this past weekend, he said exactly that. The only thing that got as much applause was the announcement of John Boehner’s resignation.
“Value Voters Summit.” That term is very suspicious to me. This is a group of people who believe you can break the law anytime you disagree with the Constitution on “religious” grounds. They claim to be Christian Conservatives, yet hate “helping” the needy. They are all in favor of going to war with Iran. They oppose women’s rights. They oppose civil rights for anyone who is not part of their little world.
In my opinion, they are the very definition of an oxymoron! They awarded a law-breaker one of their “awards” and their straw poll gave the presidency to Ted Cruz who advocates assassinating a country’s leader. If that is their “Values” I don’t want anything to do with them.
I don’t understand how a political party can sink so low. We have a complete party now claiming that we should have a “cafeteria styled Constitution.” This will allow you to pick and choose which laws you want to follow. It will give you cover by saying if you hate a law, you can claim “religious liberty” and get away with your hate. That is, of course, only if you are claiming their Christian Values as your religious cover.
If you are of any other religion, you don’t get that free pass. As a matter of fact, if you belong to another religion, you aren’t even eligible to run for office. If they get into power, you won’t even be able to vote unless you “denounce” your religion’s tenets like Dr. Carson says.
Somehow, I don’t really believe that America has gone crazy. I believe that the vast majority of Americans are sane and see what this stupidity is doing to our country. But, everyone loves a good headline, and these crazies are giving us plenty of them.
The problem is that is seems like we have rolled back the clock to the 1920s and 1930s. It was during those times that crazies in Europe were running their mouths with hate and condemnation. The “sane” people believed they were just a fad and would fade away. They didn’t fade away and WWII was the result.
My concern is that today’s rhetoric by politicians who want to be President, sounds a lot like it did back then. I can only hope that the American People won’t fall for the gimmick. If they do……