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Last night I was bemoaning Roe v. Wade for getting so far ahead of national sentiment that it inspired the catastrophic reaction of fundamentalists "coming out of the woodwork" where, previously, they had been content to dwell in apolitical isolation.
Not only are The Fundies "out of the woodwork," they are now burrowing into American women's vaginas more deftly than a gynecologist with a patient in stirrups.
By all means...
Give 'em the "small stuff" in exchange for "single payer."
Once single payer is in place, we finally engage the process of "socialized capitalism," simultaneously charting course toward civilization and away from the suckhole of neo-barbarism.
The major stumbling block "in all this" is the GOP's abandonment of conservatism for radicalism. (Imagine the migration of America's political center: Obama is a Rockefeller Republican yet Republicans see him with a hammer in one hand and a sickle in the other!)
The loons who now rule The House of Representatives are fully prepared to destroy the existing state to resurrect the presumed Golden Age of " radically-individualistic, six-shooter Cowboy authoritarianism."
"Home! Home on the range!
Where the deer and the antelope play.
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
and the skies are not cloudy all day."
In fact, radical "Republicans" now believe that the destruction of the state is the only certain way to avoid the irrevocable triumph of liberalism, at least insofar as liberalism is the cornerstone of Liberal Democracy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_democracy
If you haven't read my post "Republicans For Revolution, by Mark Lilla," I encourage you to take a look. It's dense but rich. http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2012/09/republicans-for-revolution-by-mark-lilla.html
Here is a key passage:
On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM, Fred Owens <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I say give 'em the small stuff and demand single-payer universal health care.The introduction of school busing and the the rejection of school prayer were two other Tea Party incubators.The trouble is that people on the left want to fix things.My belief is that if conservatives and other Americans are relieved of some regulatory burden, they will go away or at least keep quiet.I feel that the mandated nationwide 55mph speed limit in the 1970s unconsciously drove half of America nuts. Mandated, no vote, nationwide, useless -- taking away our right to drive as fast as we want.I blame small pissy govt regulations for the advent of Reagan.Not major interferences but small-scale avoidable bullshit.
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