Watching the Demise of the Republican Party

I must admit I am thoroughly enjoying the macabre demise of a once powerful political party, the GOP. Their implosion truly began with Saint Reagan’s Voodoo Economics debacle and has hit the party’s nadir with the tantrum-throwing triumvirate of the Senate (Graham, McCain and Ayotte and the Benghazi “Scandal”). It’s been a long time coming and I’m glad to welcome the GOP Apocalypse with open arms. These masters of mendacity have been perpetrating an apocryphal fraud on the American people and it’s taken roughly thirty years for the majority of our electorate to come to this epiphany. The major causes of this impending doom are their adherence to deleterious tax policies, The TeaParty’s influence, voter suppression and religious fundamentalists hijacking the party.

Most notably, the stranglehold of the self-appointed anti-tax czar Grover Norquist seems to be loosening as he seems to be in the throes of desperation. Even long time GOP Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wy) jokes about drowning Norquist and his “pledge” in a bathtub. Good Ole Grover knows he is becoming irrelevant and will threaten pledge-signing Republicans with the fate of Bush 41 if they defy this self-proclaimed tax god who has only hurt our economy with his policies. Teaparty crazies like Joe Walsh and Allen West and their anti-tax zealotry were soundly defeated. In fact, the Teaparty is considered one of the least popular groups in America ranking slightly ahead of Atheists and Muslims.

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, never elected to a single office

Teaparty Express leader Amy Kremer believes the reason for the defeat was not the extremist wing of the GOP, but the absence of true conservatism in the candidates. She recently admitted Republicans like Senators Chambliss and Graham are going to be put through a Republican primary fight in 2014 if they don’t uphold the Norquist Pledge. Teabaggers in the House, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan to name a few, will not raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans and would rather see us suffer a crushing economic blow like they caused last summer when our credit rating was downgraded for the first time in history.

Following the 2012 General Election when President Obama won reelection with a comfortable Electoral College margin (332-206), a few Republican officials openly admitted the reason for their massive voter suppression campaigns was not to prevent voter fraud, but to make sure it was harder for minorities to vote. Fortunately, Democrats in key swing states like Ohio and Pennsylvania were aware of this discrimination campaign and were able to put a halt to their efforts.

Another group to whom they have little influence are those who are not self-proclaimed members of any organized religion. Atheists, Agnostics and “Nones” make up almost 20% of our population, up from around a 6% representation in 1990. Issues like repealing DADT and legalizing gay marriage are supported by many younger voters, both Democrats and Republicans, so the GOP’s outdated stance on these issues is very quickly losing popularity. If birth control, DOMA and abortion are going to comprise their religiously-motivated agenda, 2014 could see a Democratic House once again.

During this holiday season, I am most thankful logic and reason prevailed over “legitimate rape” and personhood in a year the Mayans and Fundamentalists have decided is the End of the World. In other words, Michelle Bachmann’s brand of batshit didn’t sell and probably won’t for a long time. I believe Thomas Ricks said it best in this very abruptly ended interview on Fox News that the Newscorp network is a wing of the Republican propaganda machine. This machine is becoming outdated and obsolete and will slip into irrelevance if they continue behaving like Teabagging Toddlers. I believe the #GOP will no longer be trending in the near future.

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8 thoughts on “Watching the Demise of the Republican Party

  1. GROVER NORQUIST:
    WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS TWELVE-YEAR-OLD!
    Grover Norquist came up with the idea to brand the Republican party
    “the party that won’t raise your taxes”
    WHEN HE WAS TWELVE YEARS OLD!
    THAT’S RIGHT AMERICA, THE GRIDLOCK IN WASHINGTON IS BECAUSE OF PLEDGES SIGNED BY GROWNUPS, BASED ON AN IDEA OF A TWELVE YEAR OLD!

    HERE’S ANOTHER IDEA: MAYBE A FEW COURAGEOUS REPUBLICANS SHOULD BURN THEIR PLEDGES PUBLICLY AND SAY
    “We will raise taxes on the rich, because by God, IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!
    Who knows, it might catch on & then Washington won’t be trapped in deadlock BECAUSE OF A TWELVE YEAR OLD!
    This is just another idea of course, but at least I’m 55.
    -David Starkey – Dallas, TX [distribute with credit please]
    p.s. PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TAKE THE SUGGESTION!

  2. Soon, there may be a Progressive party, and a Democratic party.
    [The Republican party, abandoned to the rich & their foolish minions ONLY, will drown in its own bile & deceit.]
    Have a nice day & God Bless America!

  3. Oh, one last thing, before I forget.
    It’s hard to ARGUE with Warren Buffett when he says that we were enjoying some of our BEST prosperity when the top tax rate was 91% [Daily Show, a couple of days ago]

  4. Putting matters the way you do suggests there will be many more very tough days for the GOP. I agree. They will ultimately need to lose a number of additional elections before they get the idea. By then the way back toward a sane party will be just that much harder. Indeed, I suspect many may desert the party and come over to the Democrats.

  5. I’ve been meaning to mention this for a while now, but we in the rest of the world let out a universal sigh of relief when Obama won the election.

    In Australia we have our own version of the Republicans, and man, are they nasty to the core.

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