When some of my relatives crow about voting for Romney & Ryan in November I say: Of course you were all living large during Bush’s 8 years - investing in war does tend to fatten your wallets, huh? Oligarchy rocks, huh? Buddies of Grover Norquist? Just Sunday Christians, huh? Not really into WWJD - there is no get-as-wealthy-as-possible commandment, but there is an eye of a needle parable! It will take 8 years to clean up 8 years of financial mess that almost bankrupted the USA - despite the Norquist pledge the country has rebounded, it has a ways to go and the GOTP is not the party to take us to prosperity. Usually the response I get is » crickets «
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The Gimme 1%er’s are bigger, louder, more demanding, play dirtier, greedier, more hateful, deceitful, than the smaller 99% that feed the world, offer charity, rebuild levees, restore power, educate, protect, mine, and protest when the 1% oversteps their boundaries.
Most of the GOTP base is a part of the 99% waiting for their lottery tickets to make them multimillionaires. Most of the Republican base are sitting on their stoops (front porches) waiting for their ships to come in without anymore effort than to make a list of what they would do with servants, multiple bathrooms and equally numerous cars. Charities never enter their plans, entitlements make them cringe, the poor disgust them because they know that God hates losers.