Game of Gnomes…
Posted May 13, 2016on:
There are days when it doesn’t pay to chew through the leather straps. Yesterday wasn’t one of those days.
I’ve lived my life believing that Republicanism was exploitive and opportunistic, guided not by principle, but inexcusable hypocrisy. My sainted and salty grandfather, who lived through the Depression, world wars, Hoover, Nixon, and Reagan, always referred to Republicans as “damned radicals who would steal the pennies off a dead man’s eyes.”
As I’ve mentioned before, one of the requirements of leadership is a set of core values. Those values are sustainable and unyielding. Most everyone has a set of core values and when someone doesn’t, it is the exception.
Yesterday, we witnessed one of those exceptions by the unification of political wastrels and a rudderless oarsman. It was a tour de force of political perversion proving G.O.P. does indeed stand for “Good Old Prostitution.”
Who better to be the head of the Republican Party than a scheming contortionist lacking a heart? It is the perfect symbiotic relationship – allowing those who pretend to believe a cornucopia of convenient beliefs from which to choose. Pretending to believe underpins the official Republican doctrine: If you will buy it, we will claim to have always sold it.
Ann Telnaes of The Washington Post brilliantly captured yesterday’s events.
What’s on your mind today?
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