Our friend and Peace Tree Contributing author, Chris wilcox has a guest post today.
I am currently in Las Vegas and will be back posting next week.
How Do I Really Feel? Funny You Should Ask...
I have done my best not to gloat about the ass-kicking that the enlightened American public has dished out upon the greedy, corrupt and perverted yes-men that make up a large contingent of the Republican Party. Democrats have been gracious in offering bi-partisan outreaches in the hopes of moving this country forward and it seems to be an unreciprocated gesture. The Neo-Cons are bitter and shocked that their schemes of deception have been unveiled. Their desperate and pathetic spin on last Tuesday’s election results are indicative of the very reasons they were thrown out of office. Some are claiming the reason they lost is because they were not conservative enough with regards to fiscal, social or ethical considerations. The loss was all about the war in
Suffice to say that when your entire platform is based on lies, corruption, exclusion and ineptitude you will soon discover that the American public is not as stupid as you would believe. The smug and superior character that is the underlying motivation for association with Bush and Roves Republican ideology has run its course. The primary objective of the GOP has been wealth accumulation for their richest supporters and the corporations that benefit from their policies. After six years of chasing acceptance and dollars from the financially gifted the GOP has finally lost its ability to disguise its true mission and ambitions. Middle Class Neo-Cons are reminiscent of teeny bopper groupies that throw themselves at and worship rock stars in their pitiable desire to grab crumbs from under the table of the super rich.
There are obviously many respectable reasons middle class people would support a conservative agenda but the current core of the GOP is so far removed from those values that the baggage of the party was too heavy to carry for many GOP benefactors. So much of what is appealing to the Neo-Cons who are disgruntled with the results of this election is appalling to any who ascribe human dignity as a personal quality worth cultivating. It all seems so hypocritical that the party that claims to be the party of faith and family values is so far from anything resembling virtuous.
It was timely and appropriate that my daily bible read lead me to this passage from the second chapter of James on Wednesday morning: “(5) Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? (6) But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? (7) Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong?” I kind of figure that unless conservatives divorce themselves from Carl Rove and his Neo-Con agenda they may as well get used to voting Democrat. At least Democrats are going to support and implement policies that will help you meet your daily obligations and achieve your future goals. Sorry to tell you but you maybe had a better chance of winning the lottery than working your way into the inner circle that is the true heart of the Republican Party; the wealthiest of the wealthy.
Sean Hannity was ranting yesterday that he is going to intensify his fight against the evils of liberalism. He is a funny little man.
Good luck Sean.
Christopher David Peter Wilcox
Visit Chris at his home blog Red Hog Diary