a word from tally: the cult that is the gop

by Tally

The GOP has been a cult for a while, and Grover Norquist is Jim Jones.

Republicans love to wrap themselves in the American flag, and profess their unending, deep love for their country, yet hate the US Government with every fiber of their being. That, in and of itself, is the ultimate CULT disconnect.

These people have drunk so much GOPKool-aidโ„ข they think all science is a myth, and the world is only 6,000 years old. How on Earth do you have a rational conversation with people like that?

Perhaps we need to start with something they can wrap their heads around: JOBS.

Let me lay down some facts that EVERYONE needs to spread far and wide:

One of the biggest GOP lies going around is, “The Government doesn’t create jobs.” When, in fact, the US Government (Fed/State/Local) is the largest employer on PLANET EARTH, with more employees world-wide than any privately held company. Not only does “The Government” CREATE jobs, it does it in the most economical/cost-effective way possible, because it is NOT a private company who has $12 million (+ annual bonuses) CEOs to feed and care for (United Health Care), but doesn’t sell stock, and profit isn’t the bottom line, only the QUALITY of it’s services.

All the Republicans want to do is CUT GOVERNMENT. Think about that for a minute. Why would they want to do that? Because their donors KNOW that the USGov is the largest employer, and they want some of that action.

One of the main Republican mantras is “Leave it alone and the Free Market will take care of it.” The only thing is, the free market already has, which is why the USGov has all those jobs – they’re the ones who can do it the most cost effective way, and protect the people/give high quality service at the same time, because there is no PROFIT.

So the GOP wants to cut government spending so it CANNOT do it’s job, and it becomes ineffective at funding those jobs, so some private company can come in and take it over, and MAKE A PROFIT. But then, that leads to shortcuts, outsourcing, DEREGULATION, and a lack of on the job safety in a race to the bottom. Fewer and fewer people doing the work of many, so that corners are cut, people are overworked, all for corporate profit – and the result can be deadly on a massive scale (please see 9/11 and 19 men boarding aircraft with box cutters when airport security was contracted with private companies.)

The GOP wants to privatize everything so they and their corporate masters can make more money. This is NOT about creating jobs. This is about CUTTING them, and shipping them to India, China, or anywhere where the pay is the lowest.

FACT: American infrastructure is crumbling. There are millions of people who could go to work tomorrow fixing all of that – and not just construction work, but the administrative workforce that goes along with those jobs locally. Those jobs are in the Government’s purview, but it needs funding.

FACT: We have a doctor shortage. There are millions of students who would go into the medical field if they could only afford it. The Government could easily fund these students if there was the tax money to do it. However, the GOP is all about privatizing our Universities, and that doesn’t bode well for students, since grants and scholarships are only available to students who can generate cash – mostly athletes.

FACT: We have fallen behind in the tech and science sectors because of lack of funding. Again, the private sector (PHARMA) has pulled ahead because of lack of funds to government funded programs. This has also resulted in placing money and profit over safety and human lives. It’s more cost-effective to make a drug that kills than test it properly, (made even easier by a Supreme Court that is ruling against being able to even file a class-action suit, and giving corporations more rights that human beings in who they can sue for damages and death.) Manufacture a tire that falls apart, and pay the fine. The profit is more, so where is the incentive to strive for better quality or save lives?

When profit wins over quality of the product or service, we all lose. ย But the GOP has been dismantling and underfunding our education system for decades to the point we have one of the highest illiteracy rates of any industrialized nation. Civics and government are no longer taught in schools, only a fraction of a watered-down history ever sees the light of day, and now school books are being printed that inserts Creationism, and Intelligent Design into the curriculum. Mythology taught as fact.

FACT: People need jobs. We need things fixed. The Government can hire people and put them to work. The more people who work, the more people are spending money thus stimulating the economy and paying taxes. The more tax revenues the Government collects the more money Government has to create programs and services we need to hire more people to run them, who then spend more money into the economy, creating more demand for goods and services – EVERYONE WINS, except the รผber-greedy who have sold their soul to the highest bidder. They won’t lose anything except perhaps their write-off on their second and third homes. They will however, stop being carried on the backs of the rest of us, and have to pull more of their own weight. Boo-frakkin-hoo.

If deregulation, tax cuts for the super-rich,tax loopholes, and corporate tax rebates created jobs, we’d have zero unemployment and the most vibrant economy on the planet by now because these policies have been in place for over a decade, yet anyone with a functioning brain stem can see that is not the case, and our folly has melted over into a global crisis. Still the Republicans makes an art form of denial and want to double down on all of it.

The GOP has no interest in people, or investing in in America’s future. It’s only interested in MONEY, and is not only trashing it’s own house, it’s hell-bent on burning down the entire neighborhood, and surrounding villages, all because of their blinding, personal greed and poisonous hatred for one man.

60 Responses to “a word from tally: the cult that is the gop”

  1. July 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Freakin brilliant, Tally!

  2. July 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Dear Chips:
    You are a lovely soul,
    Love, Sheri

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 12 gc
    July 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    People are in cults because they’d rather not think for themselves. I always believed DKOS acted like a cult as well. Great article, Tally!

  4. July 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    TallyTally, this is one of the most articulate โ€œtruthsโ€ I have ever read. It is brilliantly stated. I will print it and read it often so I can pass it on. A million thanks for taking the time and effort to write it. It is a masterpiece.

  5. July 5, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Oooo Tally this is sooo on point.

  6. 15 Fred
    July 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Tally [url=http://www.mysmiley.net][img]http://serve.mysmiley.net/happy/happy0100.gif[/img][/url] ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. 18 utaustinliberal
    July 5, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Oh my goodness Tally. This is amazing. This is braingasm at its best. Just brilliant. If more people would think and understand common facts and truths like you, we’d be all the better for it. Once again, thanks for the braingasm! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. July 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Whoaaaaaa! Dang Tally…….. I would NOT want to be on the wrong side of you, girl. You are dangerous ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. 22 hopefruit2
    July 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Tally – 100
    Republicans – 0

    Thanks for this Tally!

  10. July 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Sweet all that is holy, Tally! That totally made it to my greatest hits! WOW. So so so good.

  11. July 5, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Tally I tweeted your post here to the RNC… am now being followed by the “republican wire”.. ha.

    As someone else wrote above: THIS is a Masterpiece- you have nailed the twists and turns of the GOP Cretins solidly and so concisely that anyone can follow along and ‘get it’.. In fact I think I’ll pass it on to the dems too ๐Ÿ™‚ Trying to ‘tweet’ it everywhere.

    • 25 tally
      July 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      “republican wire” sounds ….. like a cheap, ineffectual cheese cutter.

      • July 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm

        Ha! You are on a roll today pal~

        • 27 tally
          July 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm


          ….I was also thinking of two soup cans connected with string.


          • 28 utaustinliberal
            July 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

            Tally I have been tweeting this masterpiece to @johnboehner @EricCantor @johnthune @RNC @NRCC @PARepublicans @RepMikePence @foxnewspolitics and have been demanding honesty from them. Happy to report, it has been re-tweeted multiple times.

            • 29 tally
              July 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm

              That is a 500 gallon tanker full of WIN.


              I love when this ridiculously awesome group here at TOD gets fired up!!!


    • July 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      Yeah, very plain and understandable, you go girlllllllllll ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 5, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      So – AHMAHGAH – I tweeted it as well, and now am being followed by @DemocratWire…Tally

  12. 32 Renegade522
    July 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Yeah, Tally!! This is great!!
    You will know the truth and the truth will make you free…..forgot the name of book I am quoting. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 34 LunarSea
    July 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    You hit the nail on the head Tally. Thanks so much for putting it so succinctly and so clearly. I will also tweet it. If anyone can get any part of this onto their local paper or news website, that would be great. Remember the pundits won’t be printing it so we must make sure we get it out there to people who are not on twitter as well. We need to give them another way to think.

  14. 36 LunarSea
    July 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Okay that post that was in moderation is me. I typed my email wrong so it doesn’t recognize me.

    • 37 louc1
      July 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

      Tally, that was great !!!
      That cult has become even more bonded in their hatred of what they think has happened to “their” country – the AUDACITY of a Black Man in the White House

  15. 38 GGail
    July 5, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you Tally for taking the time to write this out in plain English and thank you Chipsticks for posting it. This is the kind of information that every day lay people need to combat the spin they hear and read. It is a “must read”.

  16. 39 nathkatun7
    July 5, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Brilliant, Tally! I intend to share this with everyone I know. The MSM will never do this, so it is our job to spread truth, person to person, and block by block.

  17. 40 Doris
    July 5, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Say it Tally. I went out and missed this thread. You go girl. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. 42 Bobfr
    July 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Very well done, Tally!!

    Thank you.

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  19. 43 Anonymous
    July 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Tally, if you are still here, this GREAT! the first line about Gop being a cult, is the best one-liner I have seen/heard ever!

    • July 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm

      Yes, still here. Contemplating taking a photograph of my magnificent rack so this goes viral…

      Thank you so much!

      โค โค โค

      ….they’re seriously amazing for someone well over 30…. just sayin… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. 45 Tally
    July 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Yes, still here. Although I’m contemplating take a photo of my magnificent rack to attach so this goes viral….

    Thank you! (And thank you my TOD Family!)

    โค โค โค


    ….they’re seriously amazing for a gal WELL over ……30….

    … well over.

    …… just sayin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 46 Regster
      July 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you for a great article, Tally…

      Please do put out a picture of your “rack”…

      I’m sure, like you, they reflect the magnificence that is you…

      Be looking for you on Twitter – ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 47 Tally
        July 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm

        My three performing unions would probably want a cut…… must think…. and find good lighting. ๐Ÿ˜€

        I am @bardgal

    • July 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm

      i don’t believe you.(heh,heh.) :-p

      • 49 Tally
        July 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm

        My age or having a magnificent rack? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

        Someone should be able to think of a way to get this viral that doesn’t involve my Free Range Breasts. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • July 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm

          Just funnin’ and being a typical swabbie. It doesn’t matter ’cause the mind is what makes all that stuff work anyway and i perceive that yours is in divine order. Soooo, let it rip. Be blessed.

  21. 51 Asher in Boston
    July 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Tally, gurl you are on fire. Wonderfully written and spot on. You said and articulated all I would want to write, but cant articulatelly put it as you did. Good job.

  22. July 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Absolutely terrific Tally! Thank you for this, we can all use it for ammunition during these next year and a half!

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  24. July 6, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I couldn’t have said it better.

    I’ve BEEN saying it for along time…

    but you put it quite succinctly.

  25. July 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Wonderful post, Tally. Your insight is spot on.

    Peace to you and yours

  26. July 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Excellent article.

    Btw, I have linked to this website via the blog roll on my website. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. 59 MTinMO
    July 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Good post. I will pass on the link. I find it so hard to believe that so many people don’t see the truth of things. It is frustrating to know the followers on the right are repeating the mantra manufactured for them by those who do not have their best interests at heart. The GOP doesn’t care one bit about the working people and yet they continue to get some of them to vote for the GOP. It is surely a nose-face thing, but the GOP working class voters can’t seem to get that.

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