Friday, August 7, 2009

Republican Mobs - Cont.

The mob mentality that I wrote about previously spilled over into violence in Tampa yesterday at a town hall meeting. Republican operatives are organizing and financing these mobs, which are incited by the right wing media hacks, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Beck and Hannity, and many others on the local levels. The mobsters know little about why they are protesting violently. They have not researched the facts. They have only listened to the constant lies that they hear on radio and FOX TV.

Today, figures were released showing the jobless rate had dropped, a good sign that the depression may be easing. As these good signs increase and the economy begins to improve, will the Republicans become more desperate? They know that they cannot win elections in many parts of the country. They are in a minority in Congress. They can only achieve success, now, through intimidation and fear mongering. If they can convince enough people with their "socialist" cries and their "birthers" backed up by violence and shouting down of good people, then they will have won some points.

On the other hand, if the true citizens and patriots in this country stand up to these small minded thugs, then they will lose steam. If sponsors see the damage that people like Beck and Limbaugh are doing to the country and to their business, they may begin to back away. A report yesterday indicated that Beck has already lost some sponsors.

We can fight back at the ballot box by rejecting the GOP's course in the 2010 elections. If they continue to lose, the party will eventually fall apart and remake itself, hopefully, into something resembling a true American political party. I think the GOP has reached a critical turning point. It has resorted to lies, mob violence, threats, and fear mongering to try to gain ground. It will fail in this as it has failed for the past 8 years.

Republicans have a choice to make. Do they want to be remembered for a failed foreign policy that included an unnecessary war, a failed economic policy that resulted in a terrible depression, and a mob mentality of intimidation and fear? If not they must make a decision now to distance themselves from this course. Otherwise, they will have achieved total failure as a political party and their end will be very near.

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

They will rally, I suppose, but we must prevent Mobs from hijacking truth. Your descriptions are well-worded. Simply said, the GOP is busted. May they RIP.