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kentuck

(111,251 posts)
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:32 AM Apr 2012

Republicans have crossed the Rubicon...



In 49 BC, Julius Caesar marched his army across the Rubicon River, in an act of insurrection against the state of Italy. It was a point from which there was no turning back.

Today's Republican Party has crossed a similar Rubicon with their aggression against the interests of the American people. There is no turning back for them either. Mitt Romney cannot take them back across the river. Their "die has been cast".

They have declared war upon teachers and public education. They have declared war upon all unions in this country. They have vowed to do away with Medicare and Social Security. They want to repeal the Affordable Care Act which they call "Obamacare". They have declared war against the US Postal Service. They have declared war against higher education.

Neither Mitt Romney or any other leader can save them from themselves. Their armies of Tea Party patriots and right-wing ideaologues have taken over their Party. There is no turning back. They are left with only two choices: victory or death.

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madaboutharry

(40,285 posts)
1. The problem is that half the country doesn't get it.
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:38 AM
Apr 2012

Half the people in this country don't understand this. All they understand is that a bunch of "Libruls" spend "their" money on "lazy" people.

It is sad how they have been scammed.

kentuck

(111,251 posts)
2. They depend on these folks remaining in the dark...
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:41 AM
Apr 2012

If they were the least bit educated, the Republican Party would already be dead. They believe it is the liberals that are gullible.

rustydog

(9,186 posts)
6. They aren't scammed, they are lazy. Right-wing tv and radio has dominated since the 70's
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:08 AM
Apr 2012

the Right Wing has worked ina conerted effort for over 30 years...it is so much easier to have someone tellyou what to believe than form your own opinion based on personal experience, belief and facts.
hell, most people against "Obama Care" like the provisions that have kicked in when described not as Obama Care, but as what theyare, improvements in a corrupt system...
But how many Conservatives say derisively: "Obama Care", Barak HUSSEIN Obama.....Muslim...

Bandit

(21,475 posts)
3. Caesar happened to win and became Emperor of Rome...
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 10:52 AM
Apr 2012

Let us hope results are much different for Republicans...

 

coalition_unwilling

(14,180 posts)
8. At the risk of invoking Godwin's Law, I think a better (or at least more hopeful)
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:12 AM
Apr 2012

analogue might be Hitler's invasion of the USSR.

"Soon the poor will have nothing left to eat but the rich," as a sign at Occupy Los Angeles so eloquently put it.

aint_no_life_nowhere

(21,925 posts)
4. They've declared war against women, against Hispanics, against science,
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:01 AM
Apr 2012

against the Catholic church, against equal rights for same sex sexual preference; I'm sure the list of things they've done to show how very extreme they've become could be longer still.

Harmony Blue

(3,978 posts)
9. I think they are in panic mode
Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:15 AM
Apr 2012

They see my generation (Millennial) not embracing their ideology at all. So, they try to do as much as they can now, but I think it is futile. When my generation comes into power in the next ten years, we will undo most of their damage. More importantly put in progressive values of smart energy, transportation, etc.

The groundwork is there already, but the will to do it is all that is needed. There is one thing I can clearly state about the Obama administration and that is their forward thinking, or long term approach. The administration is setting up the groundwork for greater things even if they don't accomplish all their goals for four more years.

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