Whatever your dreams or ambitions, whatever you hope this country can be or hope we can prevent it from becoming, whatever your entirely legitimate beefs with the goofs and weaklings in the Democratic Party, nothing on your wish list will ever get done and everything on your "please, for God's sake at least don't take this away" list will be taken away from you as long as the Republican Party continues to get away with behaving like Carter Hayes from Pacific Heights.
Living inside your government, methodically implementing their plans to, step by step, make it uninhabitable and to drive you out of it. Ruining your life, bankrupting your country and keeping you out of the voting booth is the plan. Taking over the wrecked hulk they have created and selling it off piecemeal is the goal:
Busting up and selling off your America is Republican plan....There has been no communication between the White House and House GOP leadership about the coming debt-ceiling discussions, according to Republicans. But ever since Congress granted Obama a short-term extension in January--a move that conservatives supported with the express purpose of strengthening their hand for the next round of negotiations--Republicans have been engaged in intensive preparations for the coming debt-ceiling showdown.House Speaker John Boehner is now working with several leading conservatives--including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin--to draft the options menu.It is based on what’s known as the Ryan budget, according to Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a far-right spending plan passed by the House that’s been written off by Democrats as nothing more than a political document that decimates support for the poor and hurts the middle class. And it will outline what Obama will have to agree to for whatever length extension he wants.For a long-term deal, one that gives Treasury borrowing authority for three and a half years, Obama would have to agree to premium support. The plan to privatize Medicare, perhaps the most controversial aspect of the Ryan budget, is the holy grail for conservatives who say major deficit-reduction can only be achieved by making this type of cut to mandatory spending. "If the president wants to go big, there's a big idea," said Scalise.For a medium-sized increase in the debt limit, Republicans want Obama to agree to cut spending in the SNAP food-stamp program, block-grant Medicaid, or tinker with chained CPI....
Some people believe the best way to thwart that plan is to help Republicans win more elections.
Either way, no matter what, hating you with the heat of 1,000 suns and working really hard to make sure every day is a very bad day for you will remain their one, unalterable quality.
Constant as the northern star
Of whose true-fixed and resting quality.
There is no fellow in the firmament.