NC GOP Revolt(ing)

So, McCRory finally conceded his defeat, but now the Repubs are pulling another shenanigan. Trying to strip incoming Governor Cooper of nearly all his power so they can retain control. They say they’re doing it because the legislature is closer to the people than the Governor, yet this argument wasn’t made when McCrory was in office. I think the party has finally and completely gone over the deep end. They, the party that constantly sings about how they love America and all that jazz, are now making one of the boldest moves to completely upend democracy. The people don’t want HB2 and they don’t want McCrory. They voted him out and voted Cooper in. Put on the big boy pants and suck it up. It’s amazing to me every time they lose, instead of examining their positions on the issues, they instead try to change the system to suit their interests. They need to be stopped because if this gambit succeeds, it will set a dangerous precedent for the entire country. The chain of command must be respected and if other states see that they can literally take away the power from the elected officials and take the reigns of power away by force, it will spell the end of America as we know it.

When did the Republican party become such a bunch of whiny little children? Always throwing these hissy fits each time they lose. It’s sickening and we ┬áhave to put our collective foot down and demand an end to this childish behavior. They system only works when we all play by the same rules, but somehow Republicans have gotten it into their heads that there’s a different set of rules for them. Which of course there aren’t. If I could address them directly I would tell them the reason they keep losing is because their policies are out of touch with the real world. They keep choosing to stay on the opposite side of progress. They preach this false morality they expect the world to live by, yet they themselves don’t.

Trump seems to have ushered in a new era of corruption. Maybe that’s why they defend him so much. As long as he’s on top, they think they can get away with anything. I don’t know what kind of world they are looking to live in, but I can’t imagine that it will be all that great, based on the issues they fight for. I see for them a world where all minorities are subjugated, the environment is expendable, and all the wealthy live in a beautiful Utopian city while the rest of the country struggles as they serve their rich masters. How that is a sustainable future, I have no idea. They want to rule us rather than legislate. We are not here to serve them, but rather they are here to work for us. No matter the title, from the bottom of the barrel to the top of the ladder, they are and always will be civil servants. It’s time they started acting like it.

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A Big Day For GOP

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted and for those who actually like reading these things, my apologies. I’m trying to be better about it, but with so many other writing projects on my plate, it’s hard to find the time, but after the heaping helping of GOP nonsense yesterday, I felt the need to rant.
It was a big day for the Repubs yesterday. Two particular events caught my attention. First, and most reported I’m sure, the lawsuit against Obama was approved. So, let me get this straight. For the past 6 years they have dug in their heels for the one and only purpose of sabotaging our president. At every turn they would filibuster or obstruct and do everything in their power to stop Obama from doing his job, and when he was pushed against a wall and was forced to use his executive power to go around their obstructions, they would whine and call foul. When he was doing their job they’d bitch about him ruining the country and when they tied his hands from doing anything, they’d bitch about him doing nothing. All the while the country has been circling the drain slowly and all the time and energy that could have been spent fixing things was spent on this not-so-secret war against our first African-American president. Now they have been given the go ahead to spend taxpayer dollars to file a lawsuit against the president because they say he wasn’t enforcing a law that they didn’t want in the first place. So, the business of running this country is going to have to wait even longer because they want to pitch one last tantrum before the end of Obama’s administration. The outrage I feel is difficult to measure. The GOP has spent so much time with this pointless in fighting and finger pointing and now they want to tie up our system with this pointless lawsuit. Why the Hell are these guys ever re-elected. I realize the Dems haven’t always been saints, but come on! The facts are as plain as day. As bad as you may think the Dems may be, at least they have been on the job. They showed up and did what they had promised the people who voted for them. The Repubs have been scheming and plotting against us just to make Obama look bad, but all the while if they had just worked with him, we could have gotten this country back on track, but their hatred was more important to them than doing what was right. I think the good Obama has done so far, and he has done a lot, is a miracle. Sure there are problems. There always will be. I have no idea why everyone though Obama was going to solve every problem. Has any president ever done that? No. And I’m sure some of you out there will make the observation that he’s made some new problems. Maybe he has, but again, what president hasn’t? George W. Bush, anyone?
Secondly, the congress has officially went on the record to say they will not honor the Pope because he sounds too much like Obama. They don’t want to honor the Pope, the first one from America, because he speaks of equality and the evils of corporate greed. Are you serious? They are openly saying they don’t want to pat the Pope on the back because he advocates equal treatment of all people? I mean, this one is almost beyond my scope. I might have an aneurism over this one. It’s almost like they’re standing up and saying ‘Yes! We’re evil and proud of it!’. It just feels like doing this is them actually saying they don’t believe in equality at all. Really showing their true colors. And of course, they are quick to run to the defense of the corporate world, the only entity greedier than them. How dare the Pope speak out and call on the corporate weasels to actually have a moral conscience. We all know they’re greedy monsters who would see the world burn if they could make an extra buck, but they seem to think they hide their evil.
I don’t know what’s going on anymore. It seems like the GOP doesn’t care anymore about winning elections. They are hell bent on doing everything they can to undermine our government all for the purpose of making one man look bad, but in the end it’s them who will be judged harshly by history. I mean, at this point Obama could commit murder and still come out looking better than Boehner. Anyone who votes Republican after all of this has got to be completely brainwashed. See the light! Please!