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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Why I refuse to identify as a Republican

Ace has a worthy rant up that's a must read, regarding the Trade bill that just stalled in Congress.  But the summation that I want to quote is this:

Paul Ryan argues that there's no sense blocking the fast track authority because Congress will always get an up-or-down vote on the actual trade deal, whenever Obama deigns to share it with us. 
He doesn't understand: We no longer trust the GOP. Yes, Mr. Ryan, the GOP will have another chance to weigh in on the TPP in its final form But we don't trust you to do the right thing then, just as we don't trust you to do the right thing now. 

The GOP lies to us at every turn. They claim they're going to stop Obamacare, then they begin drawing up plans to affirmatively save the plan with subsidies should the Supreme Court strike it down. 

They claim they will fight Obama like hungry dogs on immigration, then they approve it. 
They claim they're against Obama's Iran deal-- then they pass a mechanism which allows the Iran deal to pass with just one third of the Senate, so that GOP Senators can vote "against" the bill while ultimately losing the vote -- thus being able to claim to their constituents "Well we tried, but goshdarnit, the other side just outvoted us with its one-third majority."

Emphasis in the original.  The end of the rant is what should scare the GOP witless.  They've so completely alienated the politically active part of their base that they're going to have a hard time winning in 2016 no matter who they run.  There's a reason they're called "The Stupid Party".

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