It seems that the hypocrisy of the repugnants is truly multifaceted and considering the events of late, it appears they have chosen to wave that hypocrisy as if it were a flag of pride. With the resignation of Michael Flynn yesterday one would have expected to see government officials clamoring for a full investigation into the depth and breadth of the issue. After all, how many millions of dollars were spent on the investigations of Hillary Clinton? Yet with the coming of today, Senator Rand Paul gave a voice and face to the hypocrisy as he declared that probing into the administration’s ties to Russia would be excessive. He then took it a step further to admit that it was all about party over country when he stated, “I just don’t think it’s useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of our own party.”
I have long ago lost any rosy colored outlook about politicians. They do tend to make deals with the devil on a daily basis and it doesn’t appear to be purely on one side of the aisle. Generally you know that with every move a politician makes there is going to be someone who will scream foul. But I used to think that despite all of the sideways deals, the purpose was ultimately the betterment of the United States for everyone. Lately however, I am not sure that is actually the goal of the repugnants. With everything that has been occurring in Washington and in legislatures around the country I have a sneaking suspicion that they are actually trying to drive the United States to its knees.
The repugnants and I have never seen eye to eye and I feel it is important for me to acknowledge that up front. I am pro-people. I believe that society should work together to ensure that all people have what they need to survive. I recognize the need for taxes as a way to pay for the programs that contribute to the maintenance of our society. Generally, the repugnants used to be the party of small government (relatively speaking) and big military. They wanted fewer social programs as they believed that should be left up to private charities and they wanted to spend money on building big tanks. But there has been a shift as of late in their ideals and it’s one that is genuinely frightening.
Recent years have seen the repugnants embracing corporations and their money. The current crop of bills that are moving through congress shows an almost rabid desire to strip businesses of any and all regulations. Bank regulations are being lifted. Ethics monitors and disclosures are being repealed. Workers protections are being tossed on the fire. Social programs such as social security, medicaid, and medicare are targeted. Education is at risk of losing massive amounts of funding in favor of privatization. Environmental regulations are being shredded, climate change is being denied, and companies are being offered free reign to do what they will to the environment.
It’s as if the repugnants are going full steam ahead for a cliff and they honestly don’t care. Why else would they do nothing even as they are faced with mounting evidence that another country actively engaged in altering the outcome of our elections? If they truly cared about this country and wanted to maintain it for future generations wouldn’t they be turning every stone over to find the truth? The repugnant regime seems dead set on driving this country to brink.
We are going to have fight back. Phone calls to representatives are going to have to continue to be a daily occurrence. Letters, emails, and when possible, personal visits are going to become routine parts of our lives as we show them that we are not willing to allow this to occur unchecked. People owe it to the future of this country to stay informed and to demand actions are taken.
We can’t accept partisan politics that are blinded by the longevity of party over the health of country. Day after day we are going to have to demand that they stand up for us as they were elected to do. The people of this country are not limited to a voice only on election day and they must remember that the women and men of congress are our employees. They are there to listen to our will and to meet our needs. It’s time for their bosses to stop sleeping behind the desk. We no longer live in a time when we can vote and then go back to our regular programming.