It’s Not just Democracy they Despise

Falling through the universe at the speed of life

By David Glenn Cox

Poor, poor cowboy Mitch. Trying to lasso support from the crazy corral. “Come on everybody we have to support a stimulus package to help poor Sonny and Kelly in Georgia! Wisconsin loose cannon, Ron Johnson, says now is the time to worry about the deficit. “Are there no workhouses!” Lifeboats only add to the cost of your cruise ticket, you know!

“But Sonny and Kelly! They need our help. I’ll tell you what, we’re going to give each and every one of you a shiny new dime! Go on and spend it anyway you want! Buy groceries or pay the rent. It’s got a picture of FDR on it. You like FDR, right? Then you’ll vote Republican?” Ron Johnson is a mainstream Republican who thinks after giving America’s wealthiest a 1.5 trillion-dollar tax cut struggling Americans at Christmas deserve NOTHING! It’s not just Democracy they despise, it’s you!

The Luftwaffe tried building an airplane out of laminated wood to save scarce metal resources. The glue was no good and the wings had a habit of falling off in mid-air much like the Republican Party. Cowboy Mitch is trying to be the trail boss, but the little doggies don’t want to get along. Cowboy Mitch is having more trouble with his own party than with Nancy Pelosi. An unstable sociopath in the White House dividing the Party along ideological lines of crazy or not crazy. When you want the President to declare Martial Law and demand an election do over your concern for the American people is negligible.

After sitting on the ball for months once Republican control of the Senate is on the line the Republicans form a circular firing squad. The President attacking the Republican Governor of Georgia and the Republican Secretary of State. Republican efforts are already underway in Atlanta to let the Governor choose the Secretary of State in future. The boiling stew of conspiracy and innuendo has finally bubbled over on to the stove. Ronald Reagan’s eleventh commandment, “Speak no ill of Republicans” has been replaced with, “He’s got a two-way radio in his basement! He’s part of the Deep State! An ex-cop forced an appliance repair truck off the road certain the truck contained stolen ballots.

When they don’t live in reality how can you make them accept it? “Who is struggling? None of my friends at the country club have lost their jobs. Americans are tough, they don’t want a handout. They would much rather be cold and hungry than give in to Socialism! Beside the pandemic is over and wasn’t real to begin with. You do realize that everyone of the 310,000 that have died because of Covid-19 were gonna die someday anyhow! You can hardly blame Republicans for the inevitability of nature. If you hired the greatest Monty Python staff writers, you could never produce a greater an absurdity.

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, Armed forces of the Empire of Japan suddenly and deliberately attacked Naval and Air Forces of the United States!” Mister Speaker if I could interject. The Japanese forces only attacked Hawaii and that’s not a state! I’m not about to vote for a war resolution over a few dead Hawaiians. How much is all this going to cost? I’m willing to fund the Pearl Harbor clean up but only if we cut the Navy budget for ammunition! We should tell the Japanese we will agree to any terms they deem fair. We have a budget deficit to think of!

The barn is on fire, but I was saving that water for next summer to put in the swimming pool. “Let me take you down cause I’m going to… Strawberry Fields. Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about!” Existing beyond fantasy Republicans wanted to limit the unemployed to either unemployment benefits or a stimulus check. Take your pick one or the other! Because we all know the unemployed don’t have the same expenses working people have. We can’t let these unemployed get over on us, who do they think they are? We have a budget deficit to think of!

Ronald Reagan never could have been elected before 1980. They had to wait fifty years after 1930. The Republicans had to wait until enough memories had died before they could sell their snake oil again. They had to wait until the memories of hunger and cold had gone to the grave. Memories of hungry stomachs and children’s Christmas’s without gifts and grinding poverty had left this mortal coil.

In 1932, my mother received and orange and some walnuts for Christmas my father received nothing. Children of the Great Depression and fiscal conservatism. These people act as if it is their own money. Not money held in common by the United States government. And that by giving it to the poor and unemployed they are somehow doing them a favor while forgetting, without us there is no you. The economy you save is your own.

“We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

There are no savings in hunger and no profit from poverty. The pennies they save will be lost as dollars. The cries of the unemployed today will be replaced by the cries of banks tomorrow and because you did not save us when you could, you will be unable to save them. Captain Kangaroo in contagious and has taken the Republicans to crazy town. Continuing along this path it should be somewhere around the year 2040 when the Republicans run a competitive candidate for President again.

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