Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Republicans Embrace Foolishness

I just googled, "CPAC and Limbaugh" and got the inevitable notice at the top of the page; "Did you mean: Crap and Limbaugh?" I kid you not. I guess they are interchangeable. You know what that means? More people are googling "Crap and Limbaugh", than the "CPAC" (Conservative Political Action Committee) version of the search.

A lot was made of Rush's comments the other day when he accused President Obama of bastardizing The Constitution. Many folks heard that he included the Declaration of Independence, or his bastardized version of that document within The Constitution. His words were: "Life, liberty, freedom and the pursuit of happiness." Sorry Rush; not in The Constitution. While attention was paid to this political gaff, I think political pundits missed the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

While accusing President Obama of destroying The Constitution, this is what Rush had to say: "So is it so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this Nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation?" That's quite the accusation when you consider that The Constitution makes no mention of "capitalism" whatsoever(Click on the U.S. Constitution link on the left side of the blog if you want to read it for yourself).

Article 1: Section 8: outlines the government's power to collect taxes; ".....and provide for the common defense and welfare of the United States.........". It goes on to state: "To borrow money on the credit of the United States." This Article grants powers to make "rules" and "regulate" in many places. It also authorizes Congress "....to make all the laws...." There is no mention of a capitalist Nation in our founding documents. I'm not opposed to Capitalism, but it looks like our Founders were smart enough to know that rules and regulations would be necessary to create a Nation that could stand among Nations. If you want to talk Liberty; Rush, who the hell has been squashing American liberties during the past 8 years? Who has been bastardizing The Constitution?

The sad thing is that many Republicans are embracing all of this sick rhetoric. I guess you can't expect that much from a Party that listens to a Joe Wurzelbacher; AKA, "Joe the Plumber". Now there's a man that knows little beyond flushing a toilet.

I can only pursue my happiness when 99% of you Republicans stand up for our Constitution and realize the Rush Limbaugh's and Joe Wurzelbacher's are the frauds that hurt our Country.

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