Much has already been written, exposing the machinations of the multibillionaire Koch brothers. To be fair, they're only two among several plutocrats who are hellbent on remaking America into a social Darwinist dystopia. And, my point is...? I don't care how many there are; there are too many. The most infuriating thing is their cowardice, hiding their identities behind "social welfare organizations," which appear to have as much if not more influence in the current campaign than Super PACs. How convenient to maintain a public persona of being philanthropists while bombing America's social fabric into the Stone Age.
As for the teabaggers who love them, I think there needs to be a sequel to Thomas Frank's What's the Matter With Kansas? to explain how these six-fingered, knuckle-dragging, sister-loving crimes of humanity willingly choose to participate in their own economic self-destruction. Given the demographics of the teabag "movement," the good news is that in a few years most of them will be locked up in nursing homes, left to waste away in their right-wing dementia. Until then I'll look forward to the day when I can happily tell them, "So long, sucker."
Monday, August 6, 2012
I watched Romney go on the attack during his recent stump speeches, and it has been interesting to watch how he is trying to come across as being tough, aggressive, etc., etc., etc. What I see mostly is nothing new, namely his willingness to say or do anything, truth be damned, to get himself elected. True, all politicians will do that...to a degree, but Romney has taken it to a new, lower level. Why the pitbull reference? Besides being one of the more aggressive breeds, it is now being considered in some localities, such as my home state of Maryland, to be "inherently dangerous," just like Romney and the GOP's retrogressive agenda for America.