Monday, June 10, 2013

That Perfect Party

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Ever since 2008, our country has been going downhill towards tyranny at a terrifying rate.  Before that, we had a nice guy in office for eight years, and so we never saw any increase in tyranny for that chunk of time.
The Republicans are the ” good guys”, after all.  When they bend or break the rules, we overlook it and trust that their course of action is best.  That they have the welfare of the people in mind, and would never ever in a million years abuse their authority.  Right?  Such nice people… not like those other guys who are wearing the blue ties…
Because the Democrats?  Everyone knows that they’re not going to follow the Constitution.  Get a Democrat in office, and almost every Conservative will scrutinize his actions, his every vote and controversial speech.  They use the Constitution (or what they know of it, anyway) to measure his competence, and protest vehemently when he falls woefully short of where he obviously ought be.
Get a Republican in office, however, and every one is happy and content with the condition of the country.  Because, you know, we don’t have to hold those in red ties to the Constitution – we just compare them to those in blue ties, and celebrate the fact that we were able to elect one of the good guys.  Sure, he might not be perfect… in fact, you might even call him the lesser of two evils.  Still, why would we wish to evaluate their actions in light of the Constitution?  Who are you, some sort of conspiracy theorist?
So The PATRIOT Act was passed by Bush?  What of it?  He’s fighting those nasty terrorists, who are we to criticize his methods?  Of COURSE it won’t be abused, why would you think that?
WHAT?!  You mean Obama is actually listening to our phone calls?  The tyrant!  What nerve!  How dare he think he has he right to do that?  The horrid Democrat!  Of course the PATRIOT Act was never meant to be used that way – the author himself was utterly shocked upon learning about these shenanigans.
Oh, so Romney had socialistic health care in Massachusatts?  Ancient history, people.  Now that Obama has adopted the same type of health care, it stands to reason that Romney can’t possibly hold the same position anymore.  See?  He says he wants to repeal it!  Oh, what’s that about replacing it?  Must be a typo…
Remember the horrible Lewinsky scandal, back in the days of Clinton-the-Democrat?  We should all be glad that no Republicans would ever do anything like that.  Huh?  Why are you mentioning Gingrich-the-Republican, what does he have to do with this?
Ah, so Bush raised the debt ceiling while he was president?  Who cares?  Obama has raised it more, so Bush’s actions look saintly in comparison.
Don’t you miss the good ol’ days when Republicans were in office, upholding and defending our Constitution?
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Let’s stop being hypocrites, folks.  Yes, the Democrats are often more blatant in their violations of the Constitution – but that doesn’t justify the numerous faults of the Republicans.  The Constitution must be upheld and defended, no matter what color tie the current President is wearing.

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