Friday, May 22, 2015

Conservatism: A Special Kind of Crazy


There are all kinds of craziness, schizophrenia, psychosis, and obsessive-compulsive behavior.

But with Conservatism there seems to be a special kind of craziness, the kind of insanity that kills and steals while pretending to be sane....or are they just confused?

Let's take a look at today's news, memes, and 'toons to find out starting with this story:

"The GOP’s baffling confusion on social issues."

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty)
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty

"05/21/15 01:09 PM—UPDATED 05/21/15 09:33 PM.

"By Emma Margolin

"Torn between competing factions of a restive GOP base, the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls seem more confused than ever over how to integrate social issues into their fledgling campaigns.

“A whole third of the GOP coalition is wrong in most Americans’ minds. It’s really hard to run a winning campaign on that.”

"JIMMY LASALVIA, POLITICAL STRATEGIST


"While some, like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, are clearly planning to run as culture warriors, others, like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, are trying to shift the focus toward other areas, like the economy. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, meanwhile, seem to be waffling between playing to the Republican Party’s conservative Christian base and appealing to a broader set of voters. Both Cruz and Bush flipped their own scripts in the last week, with Cruz, a staunch supporter of so-called 'traditional marriage,' demanding to be asked about something other than gay rights, and Bush abandoning his 'respect everyone' stance on marriage equality in favor of a strong endorsement of religious freedom.

"This lack of consensus over how to address social issues speaks to a couple of problems facing the emerging GOP presidential field. One is how to reconcile the values of the party’s primary voters – who tend to be older, whiter, and more religious – with those of an increasingly diverse and tolerant general electorate. And the other is how to pull ahead in a crowded pack of plausible GOP contenders, a group currently without a front-runner in sight..."

Insanity or confusion, can you figure which one it is?



Confusion...



...or insanity...



...or confusion...



...or insanity...



...or confusion...



...or insanity...



...or confusion...tea



...or insanity...




...or confusion...


...or insanity?


I think we've got the picture - it's BOTH...




...if you know what we mean! :-(



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When we call the Cons crazy or confused, we're placing our proverbial tongue firmly in the side of our cheek.

There's nothing crazy OR confused with Conservatism because Conservatism is simply the destruction of the poor and the middle class to benefit the greediest and wealthiest in our society - aided, abetted, and promoted by your friendly, neighborhood Cons.

Never mind that "Social Conservatism" stuff - just like any criminal syndicate or terrorist group it's all about the money and the destruction of our democracy, no matter who loses their life savings or who dies.

Shouldn't we be thinking of other things when the topic of crazy Conservatives comes up, like...

...criminalizing Conservatism?

Joyce, Jnr.


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