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We've met the enemy and he is a Republican

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For the last eight years under George Bush our country has been under attack, an insidious attack by Republicans using the ideology of ignorance and hypocrisy as their weapon. The success of the Republicans in accomplishing the ruination of the United States through their ideology is a success for which any foreign enemy could only hope, but never accomplish.

Conservative Cal Thomas is not satisfied with the success of the ruination of the United States and his attack is not over. In an article titled, “Government is not the answer to most challenges Americans face,” Thomas demonstrates that the Republican attack on the US continues, unabated even by one of the leaders of the attack, Alan Greenspan, who acknowledges the success of his and his fellow Republican, conservative, free market ideologues while at the same time saying that he only regrets the way he went about bringing the United States to the point of collapse.

Greenspan seems to be astonished that his fellow Republicans who were allowed to be in control of enormous amounts of money would actually use that control to only enrich themselves at the expense of the guy at the desk next to them, at the expense of the company he works for, and at the expense of the country he lives in. Greenspan says he was unaware that these guys would not self-regulate themselves instead of practicing standard Republican greed by grabbing everything they could get their hands on.

The collapse of the United States financial system is the proof, as Greenspan acknowledges, that the laissez faire, free market, no regulation, keep government out of it, conservative, Republican ideology is done with, finished, a catastrophic failure. We have it from the horse’s mouth, Greenspan himself says that the free market that he has practiced does not work.

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Cal Thomas’ article, mentioned above, has too many contradictions and too much hypocrisy to document them all, so I’ll cover just a few.

Thomas writes, “People who put faith in government to solve national or even individual problems are headed for deep disappointment, if it hasn’t already arrived.”

What Thomas is referring to and very carefully avoids mentioning is George Bush’s Republican government, and there’s no if about it, deep disappointment along with catastrophe has already arrived.

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Thomas refers to a report by John Stossel about the failure of the rebuilding of New Orleans, saying that the report is, “critical of the U. S. government’s ability to get things done.” Again, Thomas fails to mention that it is George Bush’s Republican government that is unable to get things done.

Thomas writes that, “government regulations stifle individual initiative, leading to dysfunction.” Yes, that’s true. Government regulations stifle the greedy bastards’ individual initiative, leading to the dysfunction of them not being able to enrich themselves at others expense.

Enough examples of Thomas’ hypocrisy. Take a look at the best example of contradiction you will ever see. Thomas writes in the typical, magnificent, soaring Republican arrogance, “No one ever lost money betting on the ignorance of the uninformed masses.” That’s you and me he’s talking about here.

Now, look at this, in the same article, “Life works best when we govern ourselves.” Thomas here is obviously referring, not to you and me of the uninformed masses, but to himself and his fellow Republicans, the only ones he deems capable of governing themselves. Well, they’ve governed themselves right out of a government and a country to live in.

It takes a peculiar kind of mind, a mental deficiency, to be able to entertain such hypocrisy and hold to be true gross contradictions of reason and logic, to be able to ignore the obvious failure of the Bush, Republican, conservative ideology that has caused the collapse of the United States, and continue to advocate for even more of the Republican attack on the United States.

We see here the most potent enemy the United States has ever faced. It is Allan Greenspan doing easy mea culpas for what he has done and can’t be undone, with no penalty or punishment. It is Cal Thomas and his ignorance and hypocrisy and contradictions. It can be put into only one category. It is, in a word, Republicans.

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