With the Republican National Convention well underway, I would like to take this opportunity to rant.
Normally, when writing an article like this, I would throw in a number of quotes to back my statements, but quite frankly, I’m too angry right now to do so. The reason being is that I just attempted to read the GOP Platform document and it made me sick. I’m talking I just puked up my coffee. It was gross.
Here’s what I’m talking about. It is a disgusting document full of hypocrisy and lies. Make no mistake, I’m not a Democrat and I have not always agreed with the current administration. I’m registered as an Independent so that I can comfortably vote for whomever I choose. But I tend to disagree the most with Republicans and this Platform is one reason why.
The overall theme of the document is that they state Republicans “Believe in America” and are the “Party of the Constitution.” I must disagree. In October of 2010, Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell said:
The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
The “we” is the Republican party and they made it priority number one to make sure we only get four years of President Obama. How have they done so? Well, the House of Representatives, that’s how. House Republicans have fought tirelessly to oppose the current administration and repeatedly throughout the Platform document, they are lauded for having done so in the guise of following the Constitution.
Anyone with an internet connection can go and find video, audio and written quotes in which these Republicans have stood up for the policies of the most recent Bush administration and the means by which that administration achieved them. The same means that the Obama administration has used and which the Republicans are now calling “unconstitutional.”
These are the same people who say that gay marriage is going to utterly destroy our society, who want to take control of women’s health away from women, who want to “fix” healthcare and the budget by basically killing Medicaid/care, who have called Obama’s use of “executive orders” as unconstitutional when George W Bush used Executive Orders just as often. These are the people who are blaming Obama’s administration for our current economic crisis. A crisis started in the Bush administration when we were fighting three wars we couldn’t pay for (VP candidate Paul Ryan voted in favor of that spending, by the way) – it’s a crisis that Republicans have been fighting Obama on tooth and nail, effectively making it more difficult for the President to do his job and then they blame him for not fixing things.
These are the same people who are enacting “Voter Fraud” laws in swing states so that the poor, elderly and minorities will find it harder to vote. Pennsylvania state House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said:
Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.
I’m pretty sure the Constitution says that all Americans, not matter sex or race, have the right to vote.
I have news for you Republicans. You work for us. The American people you seem to think so highly of. Your petty war against the Obama administration is the real cause of many of this country’s problems. Rather than working with Democrats, you have chosen to make the current President look bad, America be damned.
You don’t believe in America, you believe in yourselves and your money. You are only the Party of the Constitution when it suits you. You don’t really care. If you did, this country would be in a better place, right now.
Republicans, I call your bluff. You’re not fooling me and you’re not fooling many other Americans. We can see through your bullshit and I’m calling you on it.
This fits nicely with Studio30 Plus’ writing prompt of the week “Bluff.”