There was always an understanding between the two political parties in the United States. When there is a National Security crisis both parties speak with one voice, they coalesce around the President. Democrats did it after the September 11th attacks. Also when the President is on a foreign trip, criticism of him ceases until he returns. This was so even if the opposition party disagreed with the trip or the details of said trip. Of course this degree of decorum, respect and decency was all before Barack Obama became President.
It is now clear that the Republican Party wants nothing to do with Black and Brown people in this country. This is evident from the sequestration. Their refusal to pass comprehensive Immigration Reform. Their assault on the poor, through demonization of food-stamp benefits . Persistently wasting time with over 40 attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, (Obama care). An all out assault on the voting Rights Act. Mass incarceration of men of color. The passage of dangerous laws which disproportionately allows gun owners(usually white) to kill minorities without consequence. Blanket Obstructionists tactics against the Nation’s first Black President, country be damned.
Now one of the so-called rising stars of the Republican Party Ted Cruz, believes that former North Carolina Racist Jesse Helms, was a man to be admired. In fact Cruz wishes there were a hundred Jesse Helms in the United States Senate. Ted Cruz told a group of conservatives Wednesday that the Senate needs more people willing to say the “crazy things” that the late-Sen. Jesse Helms used to say. “We need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.”
Helms won his 1990 reelection campaign with one of the most racist political ads in recent memory—accusing his African-American challenger, then-Charlotte mayor Harvey Gantt, of taking jobs from whites to give to blacks—and devoted his time to institutionalizing homophobia, with attacks on gays and assaults on AIDS funding. To Helms, LGBT Americans were “weak, morally sick wretches,” and AIDS education was “obscene” and “revolting.“http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/12/the-crazy-ted-cruz-jesse-helms-connection.html.
With standard bearers like Ted Cruz, how does the Republican Party intend to have broad appeal going forward. Are we to believe that like their denial of climate change and everything scientific, they are also closing their eyes to their shrinking white-male base? Or is the Republican Party content to relegate itself to the sidelines of history like those still awaiting the rise of the South.
Russian President Vladimir Putin:
We knew they all hated Obama , but what make me want to vomit is that Republicans would actively side with Russian President Vladimir Putin who wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times warning against an American attack on Syria.
Putin begins: Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. But we were also allies once, and defeated the Nazis together. The universal international organization — the United Nations — was then established to prevent such devastation from ever happening again.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/09/12/vladimir-putins-new-york-times-op-ed-annotated-and-fact-checked/
Putin went on: It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan “you’re either with us or against us.” But force has proved ineffective and pointless. Afghanistan is reeling, and no one can say what will happen after international forces withdraw. Libya is divided into tribes and clans. In Iraq the civil war continues, with dozens killed each day. In the United States, many draw an analogy between Iraq and Syria, and ask why their government would want to repeat recent mistakes. No matter how targeted the strikes or how sophisticated the weapons, civilian casualties are inevitable, including the elderly and children, whom the strikes are meant to protect.
Suffice to say Putin was directly referring to the last Republican President, George W Bush in the above paragraph. What is nauseating is that Republicans are falling over themselves to agree with Vladimir Putin over their own President. This is the most disgustingly unpatriotic display of racial animus imaginable. Even as the Op-Ed directly criticizes the cow-boy attitude of Bush,they sided with him than their own President. That in my mind is dangerous, and counter productive. America’s enemies will exploit differences and weaknesses. America is strong not because of racist white men, it is so because of the great cornucopia of cultures represented in this fabulous mosaic. The hatred some whites have for Blacks is representative of their own short-comings. They should get used to the fact that blacks and Native Americans were here long before Christopher Columbus ever set foot on these shores. There is no shaming these racists within the Republican Party. In fact the entire party is now a safe haven for the most vile despicable human life forms. Whether they are from Alaska to Alabama , from Alabama to Texas these cretins have surely show themselves over the last four years. Their smell has become a real nuisance now.