Retards, indeed. Many of them (nearly all, in fact) have an 'R' after their names.
A Party that was founded shortly before the Civil War, was the Party in power when the North won the Civil War, that wrote and passed the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
Now what has my Party wrought?
1. Its philosophic heart is composed of a wilting, aging party girl, a drug-addled sex tourist and a man who is so clearly unbalanced he cannot string two coherent thoughts together.
2. A Missouri state legislator who has written a bill to remove the prohibition against child labor in her state.
3. Another, in South Dakota, wrote a bill to justify homicide against abortion providers (when legal abortion is legal throughout the United States).
4. Two Republican Governors, one in Wisconsin and the other in Ohio, seek to erase fifty years of hard-won rights by denying public service unions the right to collectively bargain.
5. A spate of Republican Governors who seek to wreck their own states' economies, throwing even more people out of work in areas that already suffer from high unemployment.
6. A concerted effort on the part of some to repeal the birthright provisions of the 14th Amendment itself, turning US citizenship into a grant of the State (and not realizing that anything the State can grant, it can withhold).
7. The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has defunded Planned Parenthood, perhaps not realizing that in order to maintain an apartheid-style regimen over the growing minorities in the country requires more contraception and birth control, not less.
The Republican agenda is utterly clear, as it has been since Reagan. The goal is not to turn the clock back to the 1950s, to the idyllic world of Ozzie and Harriet, to the world where whites were Masters of the World, and everyone else knew their place. The goal is to make a nation where nothing stands in the way of the endless pursuit of money by a tiny majority while the rest of the population sinks into serfdom. The goal is to deny education to anyone who cannot pay for it, while making public education a haven for antiscientific dogma.
The goal is not to turn the clock back to the 1950s.
The goal is to turn the clock back to the 1850s.