Thursday, April 25, 2013

They've Gone Totally Crazy

First today, the story below about the infantile Republicans in Missouri doing away with their State bureau that issues drivers' licenses, and now this:

"GOP Lawmakers Hope to Combat Ammunition Stockpiling by Gov’t Agencies With AMMO Act

Republicans in the Senate and House are expected to introduce a joint bill Friday that would limit the amount of ammunition that federal agencies are allowed to buy and stockpile over the next six months, the Washington Free Beacon reports...The bill, titled the Ammunition Management for More Accountability or "AMMO" Act, is being proposed after several lawmakers have voiced concerns about some federal agencies, like the Department of Homeland Security, seemingly stockpiling large quantities of ammo.

In a statement provided to the Washington Free Beacon, one of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), said federal agencies must provide more "transparency and accountability" in regards to its "stockpiles of ammunition."

"President Obama has been adamant about curbing law-abiding Americans' access and opportunities to exercise their Second Amendment rights...One way the Obama administration is able to do this is by limiting what's available in the market with federal agencies purchasing unnecessary stockpiles of ammunition," the statement adds."

For those that may have missed this, there is an absolutely nonsensical, false claim among the lunatic right (not the only one by a far chance, of course) that the Homeland Security Department is buying billions of bullets, to use when they turn the country into a dictatorship, at the orders of the Obama administration.  It is apparently okay now for Republican Senators to base their legislative behavior on malicious fantasies like this.

At this point, I must unfortunately advance a new explanation for the behavior of the Republican party, as it is the only one which now fits the facts as we can see them.  I am afraid that Republicans, after their totally unexpected (by them) loss to Obama in November, have been struck like lightning by the realization that never again will they be able to call the shots and make this country work to benefit them alone.  Their response, like vicious little children, is if they can't have it, no one can.  I am afraid that they have set themselves on a deliberate campaign to destroy the United States, and leave only smoldering ruins behind them.  This now seems to be a more viable alternative to them than sharing power with other kinds of people.  They are becoming like mass murderers who shoot themselves at the end of their sprees- happy to destroy themselves as long as they can take everyone else to hell with them.

Talk me down if you care to- I can't find any other explanation for what is going on.  We are riding in a plane with a suicidal pilot, and I can't think of a way to get out.

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