Sunday, December 21, 2014

What If Conservatives Told The Truth About Conservatism?

What If Conservatives Told The Truth About Conservatism? It would probably lead to massive losses at election time, for one...and their bumper stickers would be quite different too.

And we'd probably have to pay for their wars - if we allowed those extremist Conservatives to start anymore wars...

But if you're not a Conservative and want to tell the truth about them, watch out!

"'I Hate Republicans': Michigan Professor Under Fire For Provocative Column."

"University of Michigan Communications Professor Susan Douglas is at the center of a controversy over a column that she wrote for In These Times entitled 'It’s Okay To Hate Republicans.' The title was changed after Douglas complained that it did not represent the content of her column which began with the line 'I hate Republicans...

"...Douglas works hard to justify hate for others. After listing sins going back to Spiro Agnew (despite equally insulting statements about Republicans by Democratic leaders), Douglas concludes 'So now we hate them back. And for good reason. Which is too bad...'

"...She was clearly venting in an honest, albeit provocative way. Like many academic writers, she was clearly interested in starting a debate and she succeeded. If people view this as hate speech, it is still free speech and the solution to bad speech is good speech..."

Hate is in the eyes of the hater...

And there are a lot of haters in Amurica...

In the final analysis, it takes a Conservative to tell the truth about how the con artists run Conservatism...

"Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult."

Goodbye to All That Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult

"...A couple of years ago, a Republican committee staff director told me candidly (and proudly) what the method was to all this obstruction and disruption. Should Republicans succeed in obstructing the Senate from doing its job, it would further lower Congress's generic favorability rating among the American people. By sabotaging the reputation of an institution of government, the party that is programmatically against government would come out the relative winner.

"A deeply cynical tactic, to be sure, but a psychologically insightful one that plays on the weaknesses both of the voting public and the news media. There are tens of millions of low-information voters who hardly know which party controls which branch of government, let alone which party is pursuing a particular legislative tactic. These voters' confusion over who did what allows them to form the conclusion that 'they are all crooks,' and that 'government is no good,' further leading them to think, 'a plague on both your houses' and 'the parties are like two kids in a school yard.' This ill-informed public cynicism, in its turn, further intensifies the long-term decline in public trust in government that has been taking place since the early 1960s - a distrust that has been stoked by Republican rhetoric at every turn ("Government is the problem," declared Ronald Reagan in 1980).

"The media are also complicit in this phenomenon...

"...Undermining Americans' belief in their own institutions of self-government remains a prime GOP electoral strategy. But if this technique falls short of producing Karl Rove's dream of 30 years of unchallengeable one-party rule (as all such techniques always fall short of achieving the angry and embittered true believer's New Jerusalem), there are other even less savory techniques upon which to fall back. Ever since Republicans captured the majority in a number of state legislatures last November, they have systematically attempted to make it more difficult to vote: by onerous voter ID requirements (in Wisconsin, Republicans have legislated photo IDs while simultaneously shutting Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices in Democratic constituencies while at the same time lengthening the hours of operation of DMV offices in GOP constituencies); by narrowing registration periods; and by residency requirements that may disenfranchise university students...

"...How do they manage to do this? Because Democrats ceded the field. Above all, they do not understand language. Their initiatives are posed in impenetrable policy-speak: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The what? - can anyone even remember it? No wonder the pejorative "Obamacare" won out. Contrast that with the Republicans' Patriot Act. You're a patriot, aren't you? Does anyone at the GED level have a clue what a Stimulus Bill is supposed to be? Why didn't the White House call it the Jobs Bill and keep pounding on that theme...?

"...As for what they really believe, the Republican Party of 2011 believes in three principal tenets I have laid out below. The rest of their platform one may safely dismiss as window dressing:

1. The GOP cares solely and exclusively about its rich contributors. The party has built a whole catechism on the protection and further enrichment of America's plutocracy..."

(For the rest of this important piece, go here -->[3])

Of course the Republicans will be furious about these revelations too...

And so are their supporters on the religious right...


The unfortunate thing about this piece is that the American voters, especially the Low Information Voters, are oblivious to the truth about the class warfare started by the Conservative "movement."

No, Virginia - it is not about "personal freedom" or "states' rights" or any other "social" aspect of what is really the largest criminal organization in history, the American Taliban.

The most important phrase in the last story was, "The media are also complicit in this phenomenon," and when Conservatism is finally made illegal, the media moguls will be sharing cells with the GOP leadership in charge of this cartel called "Conservatism."

Only then will democracy proceed...Joyce, Jnr.


"I’m a radical! I’m a real extremist. I don’t want to impeach judges. I want to
impale them!"

Michael Schwartz, chief of staff to Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), in 2004.


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