Saturday, June 9, 2012

Cravenness Beyond Anything We Have Seen Before

Mitt Romney:  "He says we need more fireman, more policeman, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

Firemen, policemen and teachers are now the enemies of the American people, according to Romney.  At what point do the great masters of our pundit class decide that there are some people who are so loathsome and dishonest that, really, we shouldn't be considering placing them in the most powerful position in the world?

Or is any level of moral degeneracy perfectly fine as long as it is applied in service of the rich?


Grung_e_Gene said...

By having Obama oversee the destruction of the Post Office and Government workers pensions the Republicans accomplish two goals; Turn America into a Wage Slave State and get to blame Democrats for it.

Magpie said...

Why is saying something like that not instant political death?

On what planet are firemen and teachers ‘the government’?

Anonymous said...

Firemen, policemen and teachers are not the enemies but the point is Obama uses them as a wedge issue so he scan say "Republicans don't care about Firemen, policemen and teachers " so you all can say that they are the "enemies".Makes it sounds so hateful.
Typical democrat strategy. We spend more on education than any other nation and where has it gotten us?
And what hire extra Firemen, policemen and teachers just for the heck of it?

Magpie said...

"We spend more on education than any other nation and where has it gotten us?"

Turned you into the most influential cultural and technological superpower in the world today?

Gee that was a waste of time wasn't it?
Pol Pot did so much better by just shooting people with an education.
True, Santorum just said they were possessed by Satan instead, but - despite what he thought God had told him - he wasn't president-to-be.

The reason it sounds so hateful is because it is, and Obama didn't start it. It started with a pair of billionaires who are ideological fruitcakes.
The side you support does not want an educated public, prefers overcroweded prisons full of workers who can work for nothing to police who protect and serve, and the odd fire to kill off old people and other burdens on a dog eat dog economy run by a corrupt cabal of super-rich shitheads who don't give one fuck about you.

Along with nurses.... emergency services, law enforcement and educational professionals are the defining occupational pillars of a modern society... not predatory equities trading. These occupations provide for a tranquil and happy society and that is not what the Republican party's owners want.... they want a public in a perpetual state of anxiety and mutual loathing so that they will have an endless line of desperate people prepared to work for nothing, in Dickensian conditions. Social Darwinism, ironically allied with crackpot fundamentalists who rather people didn't talk about evolution.

Did I miss anything?
Oh yes... you're an idiotic troll.

Anonymous said...

wait a minute aren't these the same public workers who lost their jobs since Obama became president?

Magpie said...

Now you’ve just contradicted yourself, Anon.

Make up your mind about whether more essential services is a good thing or a bad thing, whether Obama is creating more or less… and then come back with a login, a consistent reasoned argument, preferably factual, and some sense of conviction.