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Monday, March 03, 2014
Republicans are passing obviously racist voter disenfranchisement bills and obviously sexist anti-contraceptive forced-pregnancy bills more sweeping than they thought they could get away with back when they actually had more people on their side. Republicans are blaming Presidential "weakness" for attacks on Americans and American allies by authoritarians more vociferously and reflexively than they did back when terrorized Americans actually were open to their brand of idiot belligerence before neoconservatism failed so spectacularly and American majorities turned decisely away from war-making. Much of this nonsense won't pass, and none of it will last. I know it is rather worrying to see members of one of the only two actually constituted political parties in this country indulging in this kind of suicidal homicidal genocidal crazytown every minute of every hour of every day of every year like this... but I must say all this looks to me like a party in disarray, whomping up the scary energies for one last desperate denialist bid for relevance, fighting the last war with the last scrap of energy they've got before the diversifying secularizing planetizing tide brings down the more sustainable equitable and diverse world worth living in for all (eventually including them, poor dears). If Democrats get out the vote and hold the line this time around, it's over for the killer clowns -- otherwise, the GOP is capable of doing the country damage but only at the cost of greater damage to themselves. I'm not exactly feeling inspired to blog about Republicans barking for war and freaking about bourgeois gays getting married and shopping for their kiddies. Turn the page, honey. Turn the page.