What Republicans want

POSTED BY ORHAN

Here’s another quote from the article by Mike Lofgren referenced earlier by Moe.  It’s significant because Lofgren was a longtime Republican operative and Congressional staffer with a lot of street cred:

A couple of years ago, a Republican committee staff director told me candidly (and proudly) what the method was to all this obstruction and disruption. Should Republicans succeed in obstructing the Senate from doing its job, it would further lower Congress’s generic favorability rating among the American people. By sabotaging the reputation of an institution of government, the party that is programmatically against government would come out the relative winner.

So there’s method in the madness.

8 responses to “What Republicans want

  1. It worked in Weimar Germany.

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    • Indeed it did. Another quote from the same post: “Under the circumstances, it is no wonder that Washington is gridlocked: legislating has now become war minus the shooting, something one could have observed 80 years ago in the Reichstag of the Weimar Republic. As Hannah Arendt observed, a disciplined minority of totalitarians can use the instruments of democratic government to undermine democracy itself.”

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  2. The philosophy of “They are all crooks” or “Both parties are equally bad” has been the desired voter outlook since the ’00 election. The Rove GOP campaign strategy, “Go negative early” and the 24 hour muck machine at News Corp have turned the new Republican party into a collection of professional wrestlers. I am not a fan of Reagan. However, the man they revere carried himself with dignity. Reagan would be ashamed to be counted as one of these clowns. America should be ashamed of them.

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  3. Sick bastards. Every one of them.

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    • Even the “sane” ones–Romney and Huntsman–plan on selling the American people down the river: there are massive emerging markets in China and India to exploit. The US market (read population) is no longer needed by US corporations; it’s simply irrelevant.

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  4. They’ve been very systematic and well-integrated in their attacks for decades. Linguist George Lakoff has done a lot of research on the whole thing, fascinating read. The fact that all these kerfuffles about what makes it into Texas textbooks is no coincidence, either. Texas orders so many books that they end up setting the standard for what makes it into textbooks nationally. These are extremely wealthy people who looked decades into the future with their evil plans.

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