Do You Get it, Yet?

That’s the twist of the knife
to these GOP scandals. Not only have Republicans grown sleazy and
corrupted by power, they’ve done so in pursuit of legislation that’s
wholly inconsistent with everything the Republicans once claimed to
stand for.

Radley’s as pissed off as I’ve probably ever seen him. But it really should be no surprise to understand that the only reason Republican politicians ever "claimed to stand for" [small and limited government] is because they wanted to get elected and wield political power. And, once elected, they "claimed to stand for" [small and limited government] in order to stay elected–all while rigging the process in order to give themselves a 98% chance at reelection–and all they really have to do is manage to get their miserable asses out of bed in the morning.

Hey, don’t get me wrong: I’ve been just as fucking stupid as all of you fucking stupids for the many times I’ve been a little lulled and seduced by the next Republican who’s going to come along and change things. Well, hell, I haven’t fallen for that fantasy for well more than a decade, but I did fall for the fantasy that the Republicans were going to in any way stop or slow America’s progression into becoming the equivalent of the next member of the EU. But, at this point, let’s just fucking get it over with, OK?

You know, I dare anyone, anymore, to tell me that there is any real or material reason to care, one way or the other, who gets elected. Whether or not any Republicans ever started out with pure intentions is up for debate, I suppose, but let there be no debate over the fact that the entire place is a wretched cesspool through and through. Which means: it’s no place to ever send good but naive people (good people who aren’t naive would never want to go there). They won’t stay naive and they won’t stay good.

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  1. Rich on January 21, 2006 at 09:17

    Well, given a choice between evil #1 and evil #2, there is an argument to be made for choosing the more predictable one.

    But it's a false alternative. How about not voting for thieves? Come to think of it, how about not voting at all?

    After all, if you vote, you have no moral right to complain. You've acquiesced to the logic and rules of the game. If I go ahead and play 3-card monte and lose, I hardly have any grounds to complain about the outcome.

  2. Peter Porcupine on January 21, 2006 at 07:57

    So what's you plan, exactly – vote for the Democrat because you KNOW they are thieves up front?

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