As another election draws ever nearer once again we are besieged by republicans telling us all that they are the party of God. This pisses me off quicker than just about any other lie they try to get us to swallow. I seem to remember some bright red words in my Bible, those spoken by Jesus while He was on earth. I seem to remember Him telling us to feed the hungry, house the homeless, clothe the naked, care for the elderly, the sick and the infirmed, help the poor and down trodden and care for those who could not care for themselves. These republicans, who are supposed to be serving US, prove their hypocrisy every day by what they do and say. The poor are poor because they want to be, they are lazy, know nothing about work, etc etc etc. We can't afford to make health care available to everyone. We can't possibly deal with the homeless and the hungry should just go get some food but don't look for any help from the government. They claim to care about the poor yet they loudly and proudly tell us how they are going to do away with food stamps and welfare and any other program that might give those people help. You can not claim to be working to end poverty when you are openly trying to legislate against those in poverty.
You can't claim to be for equal pay for equal work and then refuse to pass a bill that would do that very thing.
They rail against countries that use religion as the basis for their laws, yet seek to do the same thing here in America...just because it is their religion doesn't make it any better or less dangerous. They fight helping those in need, yet fall all over themselves to ensure that their moneyed masters have ways to avoid paying for all their money, especially when those sugar daddies own mega million or billion dollar companies. They want those sugar daddies to be able to give as much money to them as they wish and they are very good about making sure those money men are very well taken care of and represented.
They complain about voter fraud, which is almost non-existent and then use it to redraw districts and enact voter laws which do nothing but keep those they find undesirable from exercising their right to vote. They do this by having fewer voting machines in the districts which are most likely to go against them, by doing away with same day registering and voting, by decreasing the number of days for early voting and anything else they can think of to keep the unwashed masses' voices to a small whisper while ensuring that those with the money are heard by everyone.
They claim to be working for the citizens of this nation yet refuse to listen to us when we tell them we want people to have a living wage, you know, one they can actually take care of their families on or that we want infrastructure spending because our roads and bridges are falling apart. We can't possibly put people to work doing that despite how much it needs done. We can't ask the wealthy to pay their fair share, we must find more ways for them to be able to deduct his and that until the bosses are paying less in taxes than the people who actually do the work day in and day out. We have to make it so that companies like GE pay ZERO taxes on billions of dollars of profit even to the point of giving them tax breaks for taking jobs out of this country and away from Americans.
Finally, for now anyway, their priority is nay saying everything, even things that they used to be proudly for, because Obama suggested it. They have gone so far as to call him a king and a dictator. If he is a dictator he is the worst one I have ever seen. Most of those would have had them all rounded up and either executed or sent away for re-education. If the president, who was elected twice, walked on water you can bet there would be a republican outcry about how horrible it is that Obama can't swim!!