Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Is it 1984 yet?

Here we are in the middle of the 2012 election cycle and it feels more and more like 1984 all the time, the Book, not the year. Romney is a man talking in Newspeak.  Obama is not being helpful in the Big Brother Department. More cell phone surveillance all the time, say the headlines. Drones that can sneak into your ear and pick up on your thoughts.  Well, not yet, but soon.

Romney can only do worse.  Down is Up, and "I was for it before I was against it," is the mantra of the day.  Why was it not ok for Kerry to say it, but now that the Reps have twisted the English language to suit their version of reality, everyone else is all defense all the time?

Is this deja vu all over again?  Only upside down and backwards?  Do Republicans have black stones where their hearts used to be?  It must be a Dick Cheney thing. He cast his evil spell on them all, and now they are Norquist groupies. No new taxes.  Even if they are the same old taxes.  And who will pave the roads? Who will put out the fire, arrest the thief, teach the children?

All good things are bad to them. All bad things are good.  More corporate loopholes; lower taxes for the rich.  Ronald Reagan lives.  If you extend tax cuts to the middle class, but let them expire for the wealthiest one percent, you are raising taxes and killing jobs.

What jobs?  Where are the jobs they claim to create, with their tax breaks and loopholes? Oh, yeah, they are all in China, India.  The rich can visit their money in the Cayman Islands or Zog Switzerland. (or wherever it is, not here, not paying back the society that helped them amass their fortunes.) It will all "trickle down" eventually to the poor, the middle classes, who are now the poor anyway.  By the time it reaches you though, it will be dishwater, down the drain.

"Are there no workhouses, no prisons?"  Why don't they just come right out and say it?  Stand up Democrats and punch these clowns in the gut. Send them to jail, straight to jail, no more passing Go and no more collecting $200 dollars on the way.