I know, I know, the title is far too gentle, so let me tell you how I really feel:
Now that Republican Conservatives have officially managed to ruin everything, from the banking system, to the budget deficit, to the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are shocked, shocked, that the rest of the country is holding them to account. They feel victimized!
Let's see if I get this straight. Everything that Conservatives have touched in the past generation, they have broken: the economy, foreign policy, the military, constitutional protections, the list goes on and on. At the moment, the country is embroiled in two endless wars, mired in a massive economic recession and is trying to restore our position in the world that has been morally soiled by a policy of torture.
Conservative Republicanism is a failed, intellectually bankrupt, morally indefensible ideology. Tryng to divert our attention from that reality with this pathetic whine about unionizing is grossly absurd.
Conservatives are the most amazing whiners. They whine about being victimized even though for the past 8 years they controlled the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court ... and destroyed everything they touched.
Conservativism is a backward looking, losing philosophy. Current Republican conservatives dirty the name of conservativism even further. It’s hard to think of anyone who has done more damage to this country than Conservatives.
Think about. When have Conservative Americans ever been correct about anything? At the nation's founding they were Tories, during the Civil War they were slave owners during the Depression they were the cause, in the Second World War they were isolationists. They opposed virtually every program, law or principle that has made this country great. Rather than whining about victimization, they should be ashamed. Of course, Herbert Hoover whined, too.
The GOP is to blame for the terrible struggles we face: their President, their Congress, their Supreme Court, and, most importantly, their failed PHILOSOPHY. Every single thing that was done was rooted in the philosophy of the Republican party, was introduced by the Republican party, was endorsed by the Republican party, and was voted for by the Republican party.
They can try to shed responsibility for this disaster, but it belongs to Republicans, in addition to the disaster in Iraq, the disaster in Afghanistan, the disaster in New Orleans, the disaster in Abu Ghraib, the disaster in Guantanamo, and various other disasters as well. The least the Republicans can do is take responsibility, the way that adults are supposed to take responsibility. They were wrong about the effects of de-regulating the banking industry, 100% wrong.
But, of course, we shouldn't be surprised. Republicans have a bad habit of creating depressions and recessions and pretending that it wasn't their fault. Hoover did it. Now Bush will do it. That doesn't mean that the rest of the Republican party should follow them off a cliff.
The real problem with the contemporary Republican party is that they are fundamentally un-American. They think they are elected only to govern Republicans. They are haters of the first order: they hate gays, they hate minorities, they hate atheists. They have absolutely no respect for the Constitution, except for the Second Amendment. I could go on and on.
Conservative Republicanism is a blight on this nation. It will go down in history with Hooverism and McCarthyism. Not surprisingly, they were Republican, too.