07
Apr
11

“enough”

President Obama speaks in the Brady Briefing Room April 7, following a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the budget impasse

Frank Schaeffer: The other day my two-year-old granddaughter vomited on me. I love her, didn’t mind and cleaned up. I don’t love the Tea Party and the Republicans who are presently puking on America. I won’t forgive them. But I will help clean up: in 2012.

As a former Republican disgusted with the modern day version of a once actual political party now devolved into a far right religious right/loony right rabble all I can say is the Republicans have crossed a historical line from which there is no return. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin are not a cause but just another symptom of the political equivalent of Mad Cow disease.

The ideologues of the right who are willing to shut down the government, risk the fragile economy – in a time of war no less (“patriots?”) – and who have hidden behind their racist “birther” code for the fact that they won’t accept a black president… et al are puking on the rest of us.

Enough!

…Following the election of our first black president, the “politics” of the Evangelical, Roman Catholic, and Mormon Far Right was not the politics of a loyal opposition, but rather the instigation of revolution, which was first and best expressed by Rush Limbaugh when even before President Obama took office he said, “I hope Obama fails.”

…And now it is these extremists that have shown that they are willing to destroy our economy even risking a government shut down.

These are the people who also say president Obama isn’t a real American, code for “not like us” – in other words a black man.

Let’s call it as it is: ignorant, race-based religious-infused know-nothing politics and reaction are what the Republican Party is about these days. My granddaughter had an excuse for vomiting: She was two, ill and doing her best. And she soon got better. The Republicans won’t get well. Their illness is terminal.

The only question now is: will they take us all with them?

Full article here

Thank you Ladyhawke


18 Responses to ““enough””


  1. 1 Hachikō
    April 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Nothing to add to that.

  2. April 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Utah’s tea party member, Mike Lee, and brand new senator, just announced that Barack Obama, our President, planned this shutdown from the beginning. I wrote a letter to the editor early in January about this guy after reading his home page and numberless interviews in which he blabbered on about how the entire government of the United States was more or less unconstitutional.

    This juvenile is barely out of diapers but, nevertheless, the people of Utah elected him as senator to stand beside Orin Hatch, a moronic Mormon of long standing, the two of them now representing the people of Utah.

    There are people in Utah who have actual brains in their heads rather than wet tea bags, but they’re outnumbered. And from long experience another letter to the editor by me is not going to change any minds or make the thinking people of Utah outnumber the brainless. This is a piece of America, friends. And I have lived in this godforsaken state for 43 years laughing at this little piece of it.

    But this is no longer funny. Not when they blame our president for nonsense they intended from the minute they were elected. And we’re much too old by now to move away, with a farm here and a family and a herd of dependent vole-chasing cats. We’re going to fight. And fight and fight and fight.

  3. 3 louc1
    April 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    News out now that the WI Supreme Court election has now gone to the Repub – 7000 votes for him somehow miraculously appeared!!!! We have really got to watch and pray – they will do anything to get back in power and the 2012 presidential election is what they are aiming for and they will cheat, kill, etc to get it.

    • 4 BIGFan
      April 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      I’m sad. So hoped that WI could send a strong message to Gov Walker. I’m anxious to find out how they “found” all those votes. Perhaps we lost this one, but we will win many others in the future.

      • 5 hopefruit2
        April 7, 2011 at 11:22 pm

        Has Kloppernberg challenged it? Methinks the Koch brothers must have had a hand in the sudden appearance of votes that never existed before.

  4. 6 BIGFan
    April 7, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Republicans are “puking on America”. Yes they are, and I can’t wait to start the 2012 puke clean up. Yes, I’m fired up and ready to work.

    • 7 louc1
      April 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      I’m In! Fired Up and sooooo Ready to Go!

    • 8 anniebella
      April 7, 2011 at 11:33 pm

      I’m ready to go too. I am sick of these dam tea party, and John Boehner. They don’t remember that they were elected on the platform of jobs, jobs, jobs. The Independents went their way in 2010, in 2012 they can go back to the Democrats just as easy. And since Boehner have been in charge of the House what has been his plan to help the Americans fine jobs? Boehner will regret letting the tea party tell him what to do. As for what happen in Wisconsin, soething ain’t right. This need to be check into.

      • 9 Ladyhawke
        April 8, 2011 at 7:08 am

        Here is a post from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the status of the jobs, jobs, jobs mantra from Speaker Boehner and his wrecking crew.

        13 WEEKS AND “ZERO” JOBS BILLS:

        Posted on March 31, 2011 by Karina
        ——————————
        This week, House Republicans are not only ignoring job creation for the 13th week, they’re also bringing legislation to the House floor that destroys 70,000 jobs. The House Republican FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act will destroy 70,000 jobs, undermine our nation’s infrastructure, and jeopardize runway safety and improvements. This is on top of two other House Republican bills passed this year that destroy jobs:

        HR 1 – The House-passed GOP ‘So Be It’ spending bill destroys 700,000 jobs, stalls our economic recovery, and protects subsidies for Big Oil and tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas.

        HR 2 – The GOP Patients’ Rights Repeal bill puts insurance companies back in charge and repeals the Affordable Care Act destroys more than 300,000 jobs.

        The FAA bill on the floor this week brings the number of GOP bills to create jobs to 0 and the number of jobs destroyed to more than one million:
        ———-

        http://www.democraticleader.gov/blog/?p=3811

    • 10 Dorothy Rissman
      April 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      I am with you BIGFan.

  5. 11 Sonjia Duncan
    April 7, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    That was powerful and needed to be said. It expresses how those of us who not only love this country but love the American people. We want all Americans to have a chance to get ahead and help bring about the next generation. We hold this country in trust for the next.

  6. 12 Proud of Obama
    April 7, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    They’re vile! Now they’ve “found” votes for Prosser in WI. We cannot let them continue to do this. We cannot allow them to continue to destroy this country. We must fight with everything we have. I despise them.

  7. 14 Bobfr
    April 8, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Frank Schaeffer speaks for me, for sure – “And now it is these extremists that have shown that they are willing to destroy our economy even risking a government shut down.”

    We know the enemy of our Nation and we know what to do. Let’s roll. Yes.We.Will. … DO MORE.TOGETHER …

    • 15 Dorothy Rissman
      April 8, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      If you have not read the comment, I would recommend giving it a try. There are indies and repugs saying they are going to become democrats. That these nutcases are not like the republicans of yesterday. One republican said I am changing my party affiliation. I am now an Obama Democrat. How cool is that.

      If this holds up with a lot of other voters, this mess the repugs have generated, on purpose, may truly bite them in the behind. Here’s hoping. WOW!

      I want a button that says Obama Democrat. WE could wear them everywhere we go and do a real publicity job on the public.

  8. 16 dotster
    April 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

    On point, Mr. Schaeffer. Every word.

  9. 17 Jessica
    April 8, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Glad the moderates and some independents are starting to wake up. The republican party has gone crazy. The don’t represent what they used to anymore.

    • 18 anniebella
      April 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

      So true Jessica. Boehner and his crowd claim they are doing what the people wanted them to do,by fighting for these cuts. But I thought the people wanted jobs, too. What happen? Boehner and his people haven’t done anything to try to help the people find work. Boehner and his group haven’t done anything.


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