We ask because it seems the republicans aren't even trying to cover up for the fact that they long ago forgot going into Public Service meant, you know serving the public.
The second highest ranking Republican in the Senate doubled down on a controversial statement he made this weekend, arguing in greater detail that tax cuts for wealthy people should never be offset by tax increases in other areas -- but that unemployment benefits need to be fully paid for by either spending cuts or tax increases.Well, we take that back. the republicans are serving a public. Just not the public most of us live in, and certainly not the public that has hit upon hard times (Due mostly to republican policies) and could use a bit of a hand right now.
Our point is that people who owe their jobs to a majority vote of the public have, historically been known to, shall we say, mask some of their less than civic minded opinions in the hope that the unsuspecting voter wouldn't find out until after the election. No more.
The sticking point for representative Heller is the extension of those benefits to 24 months. Heller said, “I believe there should be a federal safety net,” but asked, “Is the government now creating hobos?”Yeah, you heard right. Heller is afraid that if the government gives you money so you can avoid a second career as a dumpster diver you will forever lose your initiative, forget about nice things like a roof over your head, clothes for your kids and medical care, and give it all up for the sweet sweet ambrosia of abject poverty. Oh, and by the way, don't forget to vote Heller for Congress in November.
Now, if this phenomenon was limited just to the republicans one could chalk it up to their minds finally reaching the limit in their ability to deal with the stresses of cognitive dissonance because lord knows they've been living in the matrix for quite a while now. See, republican persons, reality doesn't go away just because you choose to ignore it. It sits outside your window patiently waiting for you to take the red pill and when you finally do, it bites you on the butt.
The curious thing is that this new found openess doesn't limit itself to rich, fat white guys owned by richer, fatter whiter guys, it also seems to be affecting the followers of Christ. It seems one, Mike Adams, who apparently is a teacher at a college in North Carolina has lost some of that Mark 12:31 feeling that the big JC was so on about:
When I get back to the secular university in August, I plan to round up the students I know who are most hostile to atheism. Then I'm going to get them to help me find atheist-haters willing to join atheist student groups across the South. I plan to use my young fundamentalist warriors to undermine the mission of every group that disagrees with me on the existence of God.Well, all righty then. We did a little checking and this Mike Adams fellow supposedly teaches criminology, not theology, yet apparently he has discovered the one true path to salvation, because as he says, "I plan to use my young fundamentalist warriors to undermine the mission of every group that disagrees with me on the existence of God." Megalomaniac there much Mikey boy?
Of course frequent readers of this blog have long ago surrendered to entropy...er...we mean are very familiar with our comments on the foibles of our pre-raptured brothers and sisters, but the difference here is that Mr. Mike is making no attempt to hide the fact that his version of holiness is just as hate filled, exclusionary and violent as anything dreamed up by that Osama feller.
On the bright side, perhaps all this is the death cry of an outlook that is both xenophobic and arrogantly ignorant and as soon as these dinosaurs shuffle off to the tar pits of history the rest of us can get on with improving ourselves and the planet. On the other hand...Gingrich/Palin 2012!