Saturday, October 25, 2014

Conservatives Hate Government, So Why Vote For Them?

When Reagan made hatred of government a byword for Conservatism, he started us on our way to a plutocracy, hence the need for voter suppression, voter intimidation, and plain old vanilla voting fraud, as we see from one of the GOP stars...

"Christie wants GOP control of voting rules, election officials."

"New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) stunned voting-rights advocates this week, arguing that Republican governors should control “voting mechanisms” in order to help the party win the 2016 presidential election.

"In remarks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey governor said, 'Would you rather have Rick Scott in Florida overseeing the voting mechanism, or Charlie Crist? Would you rather have Scott Walker in Wisconsin overseeing the voting mechanism, or would you rather have Mary Burke? Who would you rather have in Ohio, John Kasich or Ed FitzGerald?'

"Political scientist Norm Ornstein paraphrased Christie’s comments this way: 'How can we cheat on vote counts if we don’t control the governorships?..'"

When the Cons say they hate government, don't they mean that they hate America?  Here's what the typical Reagan wannabe government hater dreams about at night...

"Reagan aide wants to split the country into North and ... Reagan."

'Dear future, when science fiction fans wish that you'll be filled with all the things we read about in books, we really weren't talking about Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Sincerely, 99.9 percent of the population.

"However, if you're hankerin' to live in a nation dominated by people who feel that women should know their place, blacks should be put in their place, and gays don't have any place at all, then know that the name has already been chosen.
"While speaking yesterday with Janet Mefferd about his book, 'The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country…Now,' [conservative columnist and former Reagan administration aide Douglas] MacKinnon called for a movement of states, starting with South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, to establish a new country that will adhere to the Religious Right’s political agenda. ... 
"After lamenting that 'for whatever reason the leaders that we’re picking are deciding not to stand firmly for traditional values,' MacKinnon repeated his view that a new country should be formed, and even proposed an 'interim name' for the ultraconservative breakaway nation: 'Reagan.'
"Way down yonder in the land of Ronald, old times there are not forgotten—because we're not letting you forget. Remembering old times is the whole point, dammit. Remember old times! And remember that the most patriotic thing a true American patriot can do is leave America, take their state with 'em, and kick out the gays..."

As Butch Cassidy said to the Sundance Kid, "Who are these guys?" Well, there are these guys...

And with Halloween coming up soon, we can't help but be reminded of this guy, he's a typical Conservative...

And no matter how they claim that they're the smart businessmen in the political arena, it isn't true and never has been...

Photo: (M) Make sure you put Democrats in the Senate and the House of Representatives in November!

But that's just the way they are...

Photo: (M) This is funny.

(And speaking of Ronnie, he was electable - but would he even be able to vote today?)


But back to the Cons and there impact on governance - let's see what they really believe...


...and don't believe.


So here's a quick quiz to find out which side of the political spectrum you're on...


And here's a tip as to why the Cons' color is red...


And finally, here's where the Cons get their votes. Because normal, thinking people sure don't vote for the Reds...

Photo: (M) A sad fact.


The old saying, "every vote counts," was never so true before the Supreme Court's judicial coup de etat in 2000, never so true before the Reds took over the airwaves, and never so true before the Cons perfected their vote stealing through gerrymandering, voter suppression, voter intimidation, and any and every other way they could steal your vote.

We vote so that we can be represented in our legislatures and other positions in government, and this is what the Cons cannot stand. It's called "democracy."

Can anyone in the GOP spell o-l-i-g-a-r-c-h-y? They can't spell it, they can't define it, but they sure love it. It's called "class warfare," and they represent the upper class.

Maybe we should pass a law:


"When the President does it that means that it’s not illegal."

Richard M. Nixon.