Cross posted at Magnana Mouse
We all know the dangers posed on the world by the Republican menace eyeing the presidency. But, the one sitting in the big chair at 1600 Pennsylvania is really just a side show, and we’re all paying it much more heed, IMHO, than we should be.
The varying flavors of neo-conservatism; right-wing Libertarianism, hypocritical christ cultism; outright fascism; Ultra-racist nativism; bigoted racism; Fox-fueled Tea Dumb-as-a-Nailism; and just plain crazy keep us all in some sick kind of fantasy sports rivalry while a coup of democracy takes place right under our noses.
The House and Senate, as well as state legislatures, governors, and even backwards city councils are reshaping the country while we rah rah our alma mater kissing the baby and laying out idealistic masters theses.
When Congress comes back from their nice, relaxing vacations (only the struggling working class is toiling harder than workers fighting for their lives in developing countries for less and less pay), they will be flooding the country with dangerously stupid campaigns. Virtual conspiracies designed to destroy progress, the economy, and our national honor in the process (the NPR link above was the inspiration for this essay and a must-read).
The wildly-unpopular House and Senate GOP will be holding the government hostage. They have threatened to throw us AGAIN into default and financial doom unless we suffocate Planned Parenthood.
Believe it or not, even with the votes already guaranteed on paper, virtually ensuring the Iran Nuclear Peace Treaty, the keystone-extremist GOP in both the House and Senate have vowed to spend US taxpayer time and money trying to vote it down. Just like with every hopeless right wing anti-democratic vendetta they live by.
The Republican party is endlessly stroking themselves in ever another delusional fascist masturbatory snuff porn flick. Whether this one is about Benghazi or opposing progressive legislation like Obamacare, the right knows nothing about solutions, and will always find more hate-porn to get off on. They know only hate and complaining when they fail again and again to conquer justice and good.
The GOP will always invent something to entice the media with to keep their eyes on shiny untruths like Hillary’s emails; the drive to get women back into the kitchen, blacks in the fields, and Latinos back across some border or whatever. Their media outreach operates like true co-conspirators.
Bottom line here is that — IMHO — we need to immediately find the Democrats at EVERY LEVEL running 2016 races in our districts — OUR TURF. We should all — every one of us — volunteer for their staffs.
We should start attending local party meetings (making it a new circle in our social chassis). Signing on to volunteer with campaigns isn’t like working a road cleanup crew, or something. It’s much more fun than you’d ever imagine, and more valuable than any kind of social or work group you could work your way into.
Find your way into it. Help flip all their houses, because the alternative is chaos, fear, and hopelessness.
The bottom line? Register thousands of progressive / liberal voters and GET OUT THE VOTE!