Saturday, March 25, 2017

Fever Dreams

Unlike liberal Democrats, those of  the reactionary Republican persuasion have been thinking about what they want for years. 

In 2000, the platform of the Texas GOP included:
1/ A return to the gold standard
2/ Abolition of the Federal Reserve
3/ Elimination of the minimum wage
4/Abolition of Social Security
5/ Repeal of the 16th Amendment (federal income tax)
6/ Elimination of the IRS.

We are not talking about some wacko splinter group, living off the grid survivalists in Wyoming here. We are talking about a mainstream, state of Texas state Republican party.  The party of Louis Gohmert. 

Now, I ask you, while these fellow Americans have been dreaming these fever dreams, what have liberal Democrats been dreaming?

You know, the fact is, for something to happen, you must first imagine it.  Well, that's not entirely true. You can develop a disease you'd never imagine in a million years. But if you want to create something, if you want to go somewhere, build something, you have to dream first. And these people have been dreaming fervently. That is a problem for the rest of us, don't you think?

Here are members of today's "Freedom Caucus" in the United States Congress, the guys who blocked the All American Healthcare Act, because it still required insurance companies to cover hospitalization. 
I'm going to Google each one of these guys, day by day, just to see how really creepy they are. But remember, these guys are representatives of thousands of people, who think like they do.

Sweet dreams.

Andy Biggs
Bill Posey
Dave Brat
Jim Jordan
Justin Amash
Louie Gohmert
Mark Meadows
Mo Brooks
Paul Gosar
Randy Weber
Raúl R. Labrador
Rod Blum
Ted Budd
Ted Yoho
Tom Garrett

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