This is the political equivalent of saying I have to destroy your body in order to save your soul…
The GOP has made it plain that it is willing to destroy the essence of contemporary American society in service of its ideological vision of America. The GOP has no commitment to representative democracy. The GOP is not a political party – it’s become a cult, masquerading as a political party where the only commitment is to attaining and wielding power. POWER!!! That’s the ultimate goal here – political power which enables the further consolidation and protection of economic power by the top 1% that are the sponsors and funders of the GOP. The GOP doesn’t believe it should abide by normal political rules. Elections can be rigged, undermined or stolen, and if all else fails – do everything you can to keep your opponents from voting – after all, it’s for a greater good.
Recent Wisconsin politics provides a blueprint of the GOP’s national agenda – gain control of all three branches of government – executive, legislative and judiciary and then proceed to push through a strong conservative agenda. The single-mindedness of Wisconsin Republicans in pushing their right-wing agenda despite vocal and active opposition is a reminder of what’s at stake. President Obama was right in describing this as, “not just another political debate. This is the defining issue of our time.”
This post was originally posted by Jack & Jill Politics.
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