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Monday, March 09, 2009

Schaeffer Burns GOP House Down

There I was minding my own business reading the Huffington Post and along comes this “Former” right wing Republican with a flame thrower and a Rambo like attitude. I thought for sure that I was going to be a crispy critter. Low and behold he marched right by me and torched the GOP political house down. I of course called the fire department but with all of the recent budget cut backs they were late in responding as they had to hook up the horses to the front of the fire truck. By the time the fire teams arrived, they did manage to save the GOP cellar hole.

Check out the open letter to the Republican’s from former GOP’er Frank Schaeffer over at the Huffington Post and his interview on DL Hughley below. It is must read, must see material. Just an excerpt of it for you to begin with...

You Republicans are the arsonists who burned down our national home. You combined the failed ideologies of the Religious Right, so-called free market deregulation and the Neoconservative love of war to light a fire that has consumed America. Now you have the nerve to criticize the "architect" America just hired -- President Obama -- to rebuild from the ashes. You do nothing constructive, just try to hinder the one person willing and able to fix the mess you created.

Snippet (clipping coupons for marshmallows)

In the mid 1980s I left the Religious Right, after I realized just how very anti-American they are, (the theme I explore in my book Crazy For God). They wanted America to fail in order to prove they were right about America's "moral decline." Soon after McCain lost in 2000 I re-registered as an independent in disgust with W. Bush. But I still respected many Republicans. Not today.

How can anyone who loves our country support the Republicans now? Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan defined the modern conservatism that used to be what the Republican Party I belonged to was about. Today no actual conservative can be a Republican. Reagan would despise today's wholly negative Republican Party. And can you picture the gentlemanly and always polite Ronald Reagan, endorsing a radio hate-jock slob who crudely mocked a man with Parkinson's and who now says he wants an American president to fail?!
- Huffington Post

All I can say is Wow! This guy is pissed off at the GOP and rightfully so. I would dare to say that his anger over the current GOP direction is much like my own personal anger toward my Catholic faith leaders. The leadership of the church let madmen sexually abuse our children for years and looked the other way. Once they were caught and called on the carpet for it, they still looked the other way. Even so far as to call Cardinal Law of Boston back to Rome for a so called administrative position rather than face prosecutors. That still ticks me off.

Check out the video here…

Interesting point of view from someone once entrenched in the GOP. Where did I put that coupon for marshmallows? I can't see letting a good fire go to waste.


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Blogger sue said...

I just read this at Michaels, it surely is a MUST READ!!

6:01 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

Great minds think in same circles I guess.

Sue, what do you know about this twitter hype? I'm just introducing it to the sight to see what it is all about?

7:01 PM  

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