Retired NBC Nightly News Producer: ‘Republicans Are the Greatest Threat to America’
Ever since the covert Muslim/Maoist/Socialist assumed the presidency in January of 2009, the GOP, still livid over their war hero candidate losing to a black guy named Barack, decided that it wasn’t going to work with the president in solving the herculean mess of problems created by the outgoing Bush Administration. Rather, the GOP and its propagandist minions chose to kick, scream, cry, and stomp in an unprecedented show of petty partisanship and obstructionism. Party strategy, bad spelling rednecks in crazy costumes, and special interests were (still) put above working with the President in combating America’s debilitating ails. Unless all you watch is Fox News, it’s painfully obvious that the Republican party has devolved into an unrecognizable screaming mass of unmedicated (migraines don’t count) insanity and grotesque greed.
Former NBC Nightly News producer and freelance writer, Sandy Goodman, also agrees that the Republican party lost its footing a long time ago and cares only about party dominance.
Sandy Goodman writes:
The single greatest threat to the United States is not joblessness, foreclosures, another recession or skyrocketing debt or health care costs. Nor is it terrorism, China or declining influence abroad. No, the single greatest threat to our country is today’s Republican Party. That’s because the GOP is relentlessly pursuing a policy of the American public be damned, so that next year Republicans can regain the national political dominance they held from 2001 to 2006. Their sole, selfish aim is to complete the transformation of the U.S. to a government of, by and for the rich and the far-right.
Indeed, the Republican party used a record number of filibusters to stymie economic and social progress. When the so-called ‘job creators’ aren’t blocking jobs, infrastructure, and environmental bills that are proven to better the lives of unemployed Americans, they have used their power in the House to push their radical and outdated religious fundamentalist agendas by attacking and defunding Planned Parenthood and redefining rape.
It seems legendary Newsweek reporter, Robert Parry, picked up where Goodman left off and wonderfully encapsulated the true Republican agenda:
Modern Republicans have a simple approach to politics when they are not in the White House: Make America as ungovernable as possible by using any means available… Control as much as possible what the population gets to see and hear; create chaos for your opponent’s government, economically and politically; blame it for the mess; and establish in the minds of the voters that their only way out is to submit, that the pain will stop once your side is back in power…
Republicans and the Right… are well positioned to roll the U.S. economy off the cliff and blame the catastrophe on Obama. Indeed, that may be their best hope for winning Election 2012.
The Republican party started its destruction of America under the Bush Admin. with two unfunded wars (one a total farce); approval of torture, warrantless wiretapping and ineptitude and indifference in the face of Hurricane Katrina; millionaire tax cuts that created about as many jobs as Burger King creates Olympiads and increased the national debt by 75 percent; and excessive profligacy and discretionary spending like an NFL player in a strip club created what the Washington Post dubbed “executive grandeur” made income inequality the worst since the 1930s Depression.
“When national revulsion against Republican misrule drove Democrats into power in 2008, the GOP resorted to today’s strategy. It became evident even before the new Democratic president took office when the Republican Party’s de facto leader, Rush Limbaugh, declared: “I hope Obama fails.” And since the inauguration, Republicans have done everything in their power to assure that failure, although it’s meant misery for millions of Americans,”wrote Goodman in his Huff Po piece.
Like a gangsta rapper, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell seems to relish in his party’s complete and utter hatred of democrats and the president when he audaciously said “”I wish we had been able to obstruct more“. Yep, that pretty much sums up the mentality of today’s Republican party and why Goodman calls them the “greatest threat to America”.
Michael is a comedian/VO artist/Columnist extraordinaire, who co-wrote an award-nominated comedy, wrote for NY Times Laugh Lines, guest-blogged for Joe Biden, and writes a column for MSNBC.com affiliated Cagle. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Seriously, follow him or he’ll send you a photo of Rush Limbaugh bending over in a thong.
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