Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Latest GOP Ploy

Early voting seems to be swinging toward Democrats, yet according to Republican polls, the GOP has a tremendous lead. John Boehner has been touring our state making promises about whom he is going to appoint to committees after the GOP takeover next year. Republicans are assuring the American public that they will "retake America." But wait. Could there be something more sinister here? With the GOP anything is possible.

It seems quite plausible. Publish your in-house polls showing your overwhelming lead. Tour the country promising committee appointments. However, if the American voter sees through your scam and knows what a horrible move it would be to return you to power after eight years of corruption, the destruction of the middle class, and and an unnecessary war, then you lose in Nov. What better way bring up Acorn and voter fraud, foment discontent, and talk revolution against the Muslim in the White House? It's a win win situation. If by some accident, you do accomplish a takeover in the Congress, then you say I told you so and all is right in the world.

The current state of incorrigible GOP hatred that is spreading around the country is a perfect setting to do further damage to this country. Republicans are openly fomenting racial hatred toward Muslims, Latinos, and African Americans. They continue to arouse hatred of gays and Muslims through their fundamentalist religious arm. One has to wonder where all of this hatred will lead if the GOP does not make the tremendous gains it is predicting in the coming election. It is not a good sign for the future of this country. Hopefully, saner heads will prevail somehow, yet the GOP has no statesmen to speak sensibly and take charge of an increasingly violent core.

Friday, October 22, 2010

The GOP's Goal: Kill Public Education

Recently, a tea party candidate in California expressed his opposition to public education, saying that it is unconstitutional. Across the country others have expressed similar views. Collectively, they promise to destroy the Department of Education. Here in Georgia the Republican administration has cut millions from the education budget.

It is very easy for the GOP to give lip service to improving education. However, Republicans are not talking about improving public education. They are referring to their continuing efforts to undermine public education in favor of private, so-called Christian education. For several years the GOP has pushed the idea of vouchers, funded with tax money, to support the enrollment of the middle class in private schools. The idea is to siphon away students and tax money destined for public schools, thus beginning a slow decay of the public school system. Oh, did I mention that most of these students would be white students?

This effort is no more than a return to segregation. Poor whites and minorities would be relegated to the public schools, where, as in the days of segregation, little would be done to improve facilities or curriculum. By accomplishing this, the Republicans would have developed a controlled environment whereby the private school system, funded by tax money, would produce young minds, brainwashed in Republican thought. In the meantime, through poor education, the increasing numbers of poor whites and minorities would be generally relegated to the menial labor jobs and kept in financial slavery.

In my home district we have a Republican incumbent, who has never attended a public school in his life. He home schools his children, and has no interest what so ever in improving public education in Georgia. He is incorrigibly corrupt and thus so much like many other modern day Republicans, including our GOP candidates for governor and lieutenant governor. If he wins, he will join the others of his ilk in Georgia and across the country as they continue to chop away at the American tradition of public education that has brought so many millions to successful lives and our country to greatness.