Uncommon Sense

October 26, 2017

The Republicans Don’t Think

The Republicans don’t think … you need the right to sue your bank, your investment banker, or really any financial agent, because, gosh, they would never do anything even kind of shady, certainly nothing illegal, because that would hurt their reputation and be bad for business. That little kerfuffle in 2008 in which U.S. bankers brought the world’s economy to its knees and permanently made the U.S. economy weaker, that was just a misunderstanding.

The Republicans don’t think … we needed all of those guides to the laws protecting the rights of disabled children and adults. Those people already get too much mollycoddling. Ignorance of the law is no excuse, am I right?

The Republicans don’t think … you’ll mind cutting 20 to 35 million people off of the Obamacare rolls, because Repeal & Replace! Repeal & Replace! Well, Repeal and Maybe Replace If We Can Find the Time, Kinda, Sorta! It’s complicated; who would have known?

The Republicans don’t think … you’ll mind if they remove contraception coverage from Obamacare and restrict abortion rights because women should not have control over their own reproductive rights, their own bodies … because … because they’re sluts anyway and … because God said so!

The Republicans don’t think … you’ll mind going toe to toe with North Korea with nuclear weapons even if they do manage to drop a few nukes on California. They’re just a bunch of liberals who vote Democrat way too often, there in California.

The Republicans don’t think … you’ll mind giving the coal and nuclear industries big federal tax cuts, no wait, direct subsidies, because those corporations have suffered enough … wait, those workers, yeah, those workers have suffered enough. Pop-yoo-liz-um, pop-yoo-liz-um, pop-yoo-liz-um, rah, rah, rah!

The Republicans don’t think … coal mining corporations should be banned from dumping their toxic, heavy metal-laced wastes into public streams and rivers, because those corporations have suffered enough … uh … well … look, look at the waving flag and those NFL players disrespectfully kneeling as if they were praying during the national anthem! Disrespectful, disrespect while being Black!

The Republicans don’t think … we need all of those national parks and monuments. All that land and none of their donor class making a cent off of them … outrageous!

The Republicans don’t think … you’ll mind taking money away from your public schools to fund charter schools and voucher programs that perform no better than the public schools and often far, far worse. It’s for the children! And, rich Republicans need a publicly-funded voucher to be able to send their kids to private religious schools they are already sending them to. That thing in the Constitution … the Founding Fathers didn’t really mean it.

The Republicans don’t think … you’ll object to massive tax cuts for the rich as long as you will get a miniscule one, too. Never mind the cuts in public services, needed because of all of the revenue lost in tax cuts for the rich, will offset the minimal tax cuts for the rest of us, making our lives worse. I mean, nobody likes to pay taxes, right?

The Republicans don’t think … we should go along to get along, especially on things like Climate Change. The U.S. is exceptional; we lead, others follow. And we certainly don’t follow a whole horde of pointy-headed intellectual climate scientists. Sheesh, what do they know?

The Republicans don’t think … that we think enough to notice the way things are going.

The real question is: are they right?

Do Not Pay Attention to Trump’s Words

Do Pay Attention to His Administration’s Actions

14 Comments »

  1. The R’s don’t think we mind seems to be working. I responded to a “liberal” yesterday on the twitter who was all upset because folks on the left weren’t having Jeff Flake’s too little too late nonsense about Trumplethinskin. She asked why and so I gave her my opinion about it. So, next it was thoughtful discussion right? Riiight. Muted. Bush 2 is a hero of the left now. Imagine that. There’s some really stupid people out there. Ugh.

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    Comment by persedeplume — October 26, 2017 @ 7:44 am | Reply

    • Shocking! Obama (so much potential, so little done) didn’t want Bush prosecuted for his war crimes (because: precedent!) or the effing bankers prosecuted for theirs (because: donations!) … no, he wanted to “move on” which benefited us how?

      On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 7:45 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — October 26, 2017 @ 7:48 am | Reply

      • If by “us” you mean the war criminals…
        Obama is one of my personal voting disappointments. I really got him wrong. But that what we get in the duopoly, the cliff or the slide.

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        Comment by persedeplume — October 26, 2017 @ 8:07 am | Reply

  2. Did you see your new ambassador to Canada said today that, regarding Climate Change, she believes in “both sides of science.”

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    Comment by john zande — October 26, 2017 @ 8:36 am | Reply

  3. Well said and so true. They have this divide and rule thing down solid. I am in total agreement about Obama. The great disappointment! I remember how excited I was at the beginning. But it became quickly apparent that Change We Can Believe In would become Change? What Change? At first I considered Republican interference. But as time went by, it was just the same old same old only in a new package. I was deeply disappointed as an educator to see the track he took. Our overseas adventures continued with no change. I might be just too cynical but it almost appeared that the Repub War on Obama was really a secret hand shake to keep everyone distracted from the horror show that was going on.

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    Comment by Holding The Line In Florida — October 26, 2017 @ 8:59 am | Reply

    • Obama was a corporate democrat, just like all of the others. You can judge a politician by who they get their campaign funds from. As soon as the Obamacare discussions started Big Pharma’s needs were given precedence, any negotiating for better drug pricing was “set aside” in return for Big Pharma’s support. Big Pharma and Big Health Insurance then spent billions opposing and reshaping the final legislation.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — October 26, 2017 @ 9:17 am | Reply

    • You wrote, But as time went by, it was just the same old same old only in a new package.

      This is exactly why the tRumpsky supporters keep hanging on. No matter how awful he is in so many ways, he’s not offering the same old same old … and this gives them hope. Methinks they will be eventually be disappointed since the system is what it is, but who knows? Maybe we’ll all be surprised. (Not holding my breath.)

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      Comment by Nan — October 26, 2017 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

  4. Amen to that brother! Amen.

    It occurred to me this morning, as I drove by a monument works, Trumps tombstone will read “Here Lies”

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    Comment by shelldigger — October 26, 2017 @ 10:40 am | Reply

  5. Why think when you can just do what your donors pay you to do?

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    Comment by List of X — October 27, 2017 @ 8:42 am | Reply

    • Waaaaah … I want donors, too! Actually, they are choosing candidates who are not capable of much independent thought for this very reason. Remember when there were Republican intellectuals? (You may not be old enough; thrust me they existed.) Today the term “Republican Intellectual” sounds like an oxymoron. They tried to pass Paul Ryan off as one but he couldn’t pull it off. People asked him too many questions with long words in them.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — October 27, 2017 @ 8:56 am | Reply

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    Comment by tobykleyn — November 5, 2017 @ 10:24 am | Reply


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