While reading tweets I was directed to a Daily Kos diary about the US senators who voted against the relief bill for Sandy victims.
Steve Benen did a little math with these votes. In the House, 78 percent of Republicans voted against emergency aid. In the Senate, those 36 votes represent 80 percent of Republicans.
Which followed with comments like this:
They love America but hate Americans;
They love "The Right Kind of Americans"
When they start treating Blue staters like we aren't worthy of help and consideration, like we aren't American...it's over
I would change these to read:
They tolerate America in it's current democratic republic form and hate Americans that aren't rich, white, male, and heterosexual.
They love the "right kind of" America and the "right kind of Americans"
As I read that I couldn’t help thinking about this post that I wrote two years ago – a snip
In my life I have never seen a political era that is so one-sided and not open to compromise. The Democrats are basically - expected to always compromise - but the Republicans are just supposed to get what they want, when they want it and the rest of us are supposed to just keep our mouths shut. NO!
You need to look at the Republican behavior from a new and different “Republican paradigm”. This is not the Ronald Reagan era. This is a bunch of selfish, egotistical, Republicans who are much more greedy and much more condescending to all outside their party.
So what does the “Republican paradigm” look like?
Republicans are caring people – they care about Republicans, specifically rich Republicans. I would bet on the fact that they hate the “tired, poor, huddled masses” Republicans.
Republicans are patriotic – in fact in their minds they probably believe they are the only true patriots. This is their country, they own it, and only rich Republicans have the right to claim “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Republicans are not trying to destroy the United States. They probably believe that this was written for them and only for them and their rich friends.
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them,…”
– they are trying to destroy everyone and everything that is not Republican.
It’s very possible that in their warped sense of reality, they believe that the “Republican States of America” shall prevail.
Then the Republicans can re-write the Pledge of Allegiance.
I pledge allegiance to the swag
of the Republican States of America and
to our republic for which it stands, one nation,
under our limited definition of God,
with liberty and justice for us.
They can change the country’s motto to read
In Rich Republicans we trust.
The Republican motto has become:
Love the Republican Party, love thyself –
hate everyone else and hate everything else
because no one else matters and nothing else matters
except the Republican Party of America; God bless us one and all.