How ironic, that exactly 72 years and 2 months, after the Day of Infamy (the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor) Republicans have become shell shocked by allowing the Tea Party to bomb their party into a coma of creationist driven family values. This should be termed the return of the Pre-Dark Age Thinkers.
The real issue, overlooked or not objectively explained by most members of the media, is that Republicans need to retool their heads.
Areas and heads that badly need retooling: the Tea Party; creationist wrong wingers; the self-correcting market liars; Wall Street; the economists who are Wall Street paid shills; the 2nd amendment assault weapon gunnies; and the rest of the Tool Heads who are the pawns of sociopathic greedy narcissists who provide all the re-election funding – and the Neocon Hawks – who just can’t sleep without a properly bloated defense budget to satiate the military-industrial complex’s thurst for profits.
American’s need to remember that Eisenhower warned JFK about the danger of listening to America’s industrial-military complex whose chief concern was and has remained money. Boy how Hawks love an expensive conflict – which means a war where Americans die or are maimed for trumped fears based on confused reasons to “maintain homeland security.”
Charles de Gaulle told Kennedy to not get involved in Indo-China . And from all reports (including The Best and the Brightest, by David Halberstam) JFK had become increasingly alarmed by the military-industrial complex’s rapture for war. At the time JFK was assinated he was considering how to disengage from Viet Nam before the conflict between the North and the South with China supporting Ho Chi Minh esclated. But after his death the generals and the Hawks prevailed; and 50,000 men were killed with 250,000 maimed and wounded, in what retrospectively was a civil war.
Reader JFK deGaulle
www.orwelltoday.com/readerjfkdegaulle.shtmlCached – Similar
“I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris'” … References to de Gaulle warning JFK not to get involved in Indochina (Laos, Vietnam, …
So today, the TeaParty/Republican Hawks (backed by military-industrial complex lobbyists) are against Chuck Hagel being confirmed Secretary of State, because he is reasonable and not a hawk. (How does one retool this?)
Republicans are Neocon Hawks. Men like Cheney have disengenuosly created paranoid fear of outside forces to consistently, insiduously and zealotly generate support to go to war, ostensibly to save the world, at the drop of a hat – ie, let’s invade Iran. Or let’s attack Iraq based on WMD lies.
Hawks fueled the now defunct arms race, and still believe in having enough nucs to blow the world up 30 times or more. And the TeaPart/Repubs of today are the modern Hawks who consistently fight for constantly increased “defense spending.” Is this merely paranoi? Is it macho Americanism? Or is this based on a sincere concern for maximizing the profits for their friends and colleagues flowing from conflicts and an arms race in which the only runner is the US. All the other countries around the globe have dropped out of this race. Halburton didn’t profit much, did it?
The Winter of the Neocons‘ Discontent
National Journal – by Michael Hirsh – 2 days ago
And Barry Goldwater, who suffered the worst defeat ever in a presidential election when he ran against Lyndon Johnson in 1964, warned about never letting the religious right into the Republican Party. Both were high profile Republicans in the past and neither would have been able to stomach the Republican Party as it stands to today or the Tool Heads who run it and occupy the trenches in Congress.
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Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them. …
Suddenly leading members of the religious right and Tea Party Stalwarts are all over the news preaching how they are for the people. Bobby J the great humanitarian from Louisiana speaks glowingly about how the Republicans are the real Populist Party, the party of the people; and Eric Kantor is mysteriously for the people. But – where’s the beef? From the election results it appears that more than the 47% of takers Romney spoke about with unusual candor know this is a lie.
So what are we to think about the Party of Lincoln, that today is: for birtherism; for unending profits for the military-industrial complex; for prejudice; ignorant of rational economic pragmatic theory; for creationism and the family social values which embrace Rush Windbag’s appalling rhetoric along with the equally egregious Glenn Beck; and against voting for anything to help the public good.
Is the party not just a bunch of tool heads mumbling their bibles in the shadowy corners of the Great Pre-Dark Age Theologian Thinkers of yore? Ideas and ideals formed in the long shadows cast by the deaths of Roman Gladiators performing death games to amuse important Romans 1,500 years before Leaching became the medicine of choice. Keep in mind, according to leading creationist thinkers, the chronology of the Death games would have taken place some 4,000 to 7,000 years after creation. (This is not a critique of bibles or of chronology, per se, only the readers.)
Where is the media to objectively inform the public that the Tea/Repup Party is just a bunch of Tool Heads suffering from a chronic reality disorder? It is just a bunch of individuals gone awry who critically need objective intervention and a lifetime of psycho therapy.
Do you wonder why Congress does not work? I don’t.