Sunday, January 30, 2011

After the action in Rancho Mirage towards the Koch Bros, I think it's time to 'refresh' our memories.

The Perpetual Political Machinery that the extreme rightwing has developed over years is now considered 'middle of the road' ~ the slippery slope now is a mudslide.

This situation has been building (literally) for quite awhile-under the radar, but insidiously embedded in every crevice of our public institutions.
"Moderate" is now someone who wants you to never raise their taxes and to keep your damned hands off their Medicare.
The phrasing and comments are always the same ~ no matter what type of forum or outlet.

It's quite Borg-like.

There is the piece Molly Ivins wrote that started my blogging and researching.

Without futher ado,

String Those Stinkin Chickens by Molly Ivins:

A few days after the 2004 elections, the late Molly Ivins found a small sliver of a silver lining in the reelection of George W. Bush.

If the GOP nominee runs against Bush, he risks alienating the GOP base, none of whom he can afford to lose. If he runs with the president, he'll have a very hard time peeling off 20 or 30 percent of independents, without whom he cant win.

Some people think you cannot break a dog that has got in the habit of killin’ chickens, but my friend John Henry always claimed you could. He said the way to do it is to take one of the chickens the dog has killed and wire the thing around the dog’s neck, good and strong. And leave it there until that dead chicken stinks so bad that no other dog or person will even go near that poor beast. Thing’ll smell so bad the dog won’t be able to stand himself. You leave it on there until the last little bit of flesh rots and falls off, and that dog won’t kill chickens again.

The Bush administration is going to be wired around the neck of the American people for four more years, long enough for the stench to sicken everybody. It should cure the country of electing Republicans.

So, I'll keep bringing those stinkin chickens to roost. Onward!