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Thinking like a Republican…

(I don’t mean the Eisenhower-Lincoln-Teddy Roosevelt kind, I mean the hardass Ted Cruz, Grover Norquist, Eric Cantor kind)

… if I were a Republican who was really ambitious and had adopted the values and attitudes of my sponsors, I would see this debt ceiling battle as possibly my party’s last stand.  With the gullible generation dying off, my party is going to start losing seats gradually.  It’s going to get harder and harder to do what I was elected to do, that is, kill the New Deal and that pesky Social Security.

I don’t have to kill it all by myself.  All I have to do is cripple it enough that people start seeing it as welfare.  I just have to drive a wedge between generations and make sure that younger people start seeing seniors as spoiled, bigoted, whiney, freeloaders.  They’ve gotten a pass up to this point because my party has made sure that they feel  that their own benefits are not under attack.

But if I don’t hold out for “entitlement reform”, which unsophisticated seniors who watch Fox think is medicaid, food stamps and student loans or something for younger people who haven’t had to “build character”, then I haven’t done my job.  And if that means that the US has to default on its loans to generate enough of a crisis that cutting social security and sending it on its way towards oblivion is presented as the ONLY option for saving all of us from catastrophe, then I will have fulfilled my mission and my sponsors will reward me generously even if my party loses in the next mid-term election.  In fact, sacrificing my party is Ok.  We’ll just become like the House of Lords or something for awhile and let the rifts in the Democratic party deal with our new normal.

So, bring on the default.  What do I care?  This is what I was brought up and indoctrinated to do for the past 80 years.  There is nothing more insidious than Social Security and Medicare.  They’ve got to go even if we have to sacrifice our political careers and bring the world’s economy to a screeching halt.  The general public still doesn’t really get what we are up to.  It thinks this is about the deficit.  That’s fine.  They won’t know what hit them.  Time is fleeting but it’s still on our side and nothing will deter us or deflect us from our goal.

Now, if I were a Democrat, I’d stop calling Republicans crazy.

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  1. If I were a Republican and as smart as I like to think I am, I would realize what a friend and supporter I have in our Ryan-Norquist Democrat President Obama. Because Obama also wants to destroy what is left of the New Deal and he also wants to salt the earth it grew out of. Obama also wants to destroy Social Security and Medicare. He has already said he wants to sell all the TVA dams to private buyers. And I would realize that if I just “drop” seeking changes to his preciousss Obamacare, that he is desperately eager to help me destroy Social Security and Medicare.
    I would also realize that there are quite a few Catfood Democrat Senators and Reps who also hate the New Deal and want to destroy it if they can do it under cover of supporting “their Democratic President.” I would also realize that most or all of the Congressional Black Caucus would vote to destroy Social Security and Medicare out of racial loyalty to their first-ever Black President and because “I have a dream”.

  2. Do you think that my husband and I should withdraw our money from the 401K?
    Who do these fuckers think they are fucking with our retirement?

  3. […] Thinking like a Republican… […]

  4. Why do liberals think it is OK to think up a bunch of foul garbage and then say that is what Republicans think? It accomplishes nothing and it is dishonest. If you want these problems solved then everyone who was elected needs to plan to spend less money than they collect.

    • And also restore taxes to Clinton rates on the way to restoring them to Eisenhower rates eventually so as to be able to take in enough taxes.
      By the way, there is nothing wrong with trying to understand one’s worthy Republican opponents. It allows one to strategise and plan against them. ( Obviously we must extend this thinking to cover our Obamamocratic enemies so we can strategise and plan for our own survival against THEM too

    • Why do people from that blog which Spammy apparently forbids to be named think it is OK to come over here and dump Tea Bircher talking points?

      Y’all keep saying you’re gonna leave this blog, yet you never quite do. 🙄

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