As the GOP Convention grows ever nearer and the Republican Platform is now in place, I have to reflect and mourn for what was the Republican Party. While I actually probably identify as a socialist, I am, nevertheless, forlorn at the demise of what was the Republican Party, or more specifically in despair at what has replaced the GOP. For those paying attention and not watching Fox (Faux) News, it is painfully clear that ignorant white “christian” racist, homophobic, women hating heterosexuals known as the Tea Party have taken the GOP hostage and have bullied their way into controlling a discourse that affects an entire nation.
I simply cannot understand how any Gay, Black, Latino, Poor, Woman and the myriad other marginalized people would vote for the lying bigots that are Romney and Ryan. For those who discarded Michele Bachmann, I have to ask, “have you not noticed that she and Ryan are basically twins?” They have identical voting records: both consistently vote against women, against the LGBT community, against the middle class, and both are millionaires.
Unfortunately, I had to listen to the lying bigot Romeny address an uber conservative population in Ohio and his exact words were: “It is time to get a Republican back in the White House.” Ick, Ick, Ick! This is not the sentiment of what is best for Americans, but rather Romney has demonstrated complete partisanship as well as his own pathological narcissism as his driving force.
How embarrassing is it that we have a political party that stands on the principles of hate? What message does this send to the rest of the world? Do Romney, Ryan et al have any idea of what the word Fascism means? Two white (allegedly heterosexual) men making decisions about women’s health and agreeing with Todd (Mr. Misogyny) Akins as well as saying they want to repeal all civil rights gained by the LGBT community, while protecting the 5% of the wealthiest Americans. Someone please jump in here and help me understand why anyone would vote for these people? Never mind the loss of the party of Lincoln; this is not the party of Gerald Ford, of Eisenhower, and it most certainly is not even the party of their much heralded Ronald Reagan. This political party is the party of white right wing religious extremists. I only hope America is paying attention and not buying into the insurmountable lies from these rancid tea bags.