Frankly, I've never met an establishment Republican who wasn't a socialist, a Marxist, a global empire builder, a warmonger, an advocates for the wholesale destruction of civil liberties, a military worshiper and a supporter of unaccountable executive power.
Republicans weren't screaming 'socialism' when Bush and the Republican gang passed Medicare Part D (a multi-trillion dollar entitlement) or Ted Kennedy's No Child Left Behind. Republicans were not the least bit outraged when Bush increased the national debt by $5 trillion. When the Democrats spend money, Republicans scream 'socialism' but when the Republicans do the same thing it's somehow called compassionate conservatism. Go figure.
As a libertarian turned Republican turned libertarian constitutionalist, I keep waiting for the Republicans to change their evil ways. Instead, I get salt rubbed into an open wound with the most recent Republican insanity being the disclosure that the crop of Tea Party Republicans who sailed into Congress in Jan. 2011 turned out to be bigger spenders than the Dems they replaced. Who would have thought that this was even possible? But the Republicans managed to pull it off.
The Tea Party Republicans Spent More Than the Dems They Replaced
Well, as it turns out, the Republicans and the Tea Party crop of Republican Congress Critters that sailed into the District of Crime in January, 2011 to clean up the Democrat fiscal mess turned out to be bigger deficit spending hawks than the Democrats they replaced.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives, which took office in January 2011, has enacted federal spending bills under which the national debt has increased more in less than one term of Congress than in the first 97 Congresses combined.....
The approximately $1.59 trillion in new debt accumulated since the Republican-controlled House gained a veto over federal spending legislation is more than the total increase in the federal debt between 1789, when the first Congress convened, and October 1984, when the 98th Congress was nearing the end of its second session.Republicans never cease to amaze me. During the few years I spent in the GOP, I felt like I was occupying a planet in an undiscovered parallel universe. It was nonstop "kill the Muslims", "save the babies" and "attack the homosexuals".
Happily, I'm not alone in my utter disgust for all things Republican and there are many folks who can no longer even hold their noses and vote Republican.
I used to think that the Democrats were dumb and that Republicans were smarter. I was wrong. When it comes to being a boot licking party loyalist, there are no differences between the Republicans and the Democrats. Both blindly follow the party, its propaganda and its lies.
Yeah, the Republicans are fiscal conservatives. I can't stop laughing.....