Sep 1, 2008

The Grand Old Party HAD Grand Moments...that is, in the good olden days/daze!


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Today I read a blog where one of the "visitors" was very upset/cranky about many commentors who criticized the colorful, yet somewhat sickening, everyday record behavior/actions of the Governor Palin of Alaska and her clan...the Wolf and Bear "Exterminator Governor" who has already proven to be a great mistake/embarrassment for the McCain campaign.

Once upon a time there was "respectable" Republican Party...it was largely made up of women and men who seemed spiritually/quietly grounded in there "individual" religious beliefs and they were considered "wonderful influences" and pillars of any Community...they often served OUR families,one another and everyone else at their Churches and Social Clubs and sometimes were elected to Public Office too. Most of all, Republicans, were mostly (excluding a witch hunt or twelve and a bad apple or six) good, decent, emotionally/spiritually well-adjusted Americans and fellow human beings...American, fellow human beings.

Dwight David Eisenhower was a Republican. Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Margaret Chase Smith was a Republican.

My parents were dignified Republican folk...most of their friends were Republicans too. Today, I feel, all of those Republican forebearers of mine would be absolutely ashamed of the kind of unrecognizeable Grand Old Party the Republican Party has decayed into. The GOP has become fully demeaned and nearly destroyed under the despotic leadership of Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush and now, unfortunately, Senator John McCain (not to mention the behind-the-scene bigots and greedy thieves who WRITE RIGHT scripts for their "designates" to read).

I believe the GOP has become a instrument for generating guilt, HATE, FEAR, GREED, blame, lies and shame in The United States of America for unholy "gain"...there is nothing Grand about a party which panders to hate/fear-mongering irresponsible puritan/fundamentalist zealots for money and fame...there is nothing noble about continuing to destroy the reputations and lives of fellow citizens and other human beings.

EVERYONE: Be careful, be very, very careful November, 2008. OUR LIVES, and the lives of those WE love depend on NONE OF US being sold another, seemingly patriotic, yet deadly/destructive and culturally divisive, BILL of "self-righteous" immoral GOODS!

Arrogance COMES before the FALL!

5 comments:

Fred Schwartz said...

Leonardo,

I come from a long line of democrats. Once upon a time I voted for a Republican, boy was that stupid! I will never make that mistake again.

Cany said...

My grandmother and I were the ONLY democrats in my family. Sadly, most of my family didn't read news, didn't really object to much... mostly the sweet go along to get along type. Nothing wrong with that, as long as it does not extend to voting.

Me, on the other hand... well, a true black sheep.

Bonnie said...

Fear and tremblin' is thinking this woman could ever be the president. Major disaster doesn't even begin to cover it. What are they thinking? Oh, wait, I forgot they don't think.

Crescens said...

Well, God did what he could to short circuit the GOP with Gustav -- the rest is now up to us! Of course, McCain helped a bit by choosing that impossible cartoon-character Palin.

We, on the other hand, we have been provided with a simply incredible possibility with Obama! Not just "better than" the other, but on a whole new planet!

PseudoPiskie said...

I was a Republican and still am in some respects but not the current kind of Republican so I'm registered Democrat.