40 Years Ago Today, Tricky Dick Ran Away from Justice.

And America hasn’t been the same since. We have become cynical, our government and media have been largely taken over by Republicans who are still pissed off that their party’s crimes were uncovered. Really, though, they should be grateful that the GOP as a whole pretty much got away with it.

Shortly thereafter, Ford pardoned Nixon so the crooked bastard wouldn’t have to account for his many crimes, while the Repubs planned a takeover of the public and private sectors so as to ensure that they would never again be held to account for their illegal, immoral, unethical or anti-constitutional actions. With a few exceptions, that takeover has been a great success.

Today, politicos routinely resign rather than face charges, because Nixon set a precedent; and they are rarely prosecuted, because Ford set another precedent. Political crime and corruption have been legitimized to the extent that an illegitimate “President” (Bush II) could steal the Executive Branch, loot the Treasury, allow thousands of us to be killed, lie us into war,  kill thousands more innocent people in other countries…and face not one single consequence for such horrific crimes.

More than one commentator has bemoaned the decline in respect for the rule of law, the lack of trust in government, the rise of hyper-partisanship, and the general corruption and cynicism that plagues our society today. And justly so. But rarely do they trace these naitonal afflictions back to their root cause.

In my humble opinion, the reason our country has turned to shit can be traced back to 1974, when President Nixon shredded the constitution, committed and encouraged manifold crimes, lied to America…and was then allowed to walk away scot-free.

Crimes need to have consequences. Criminals need to be punished. Otherewise, a society will become a lawless, corrupt cesspool of neo-anarchistic social Darwinism. And that is what has happened in the past four decades.

Fuck you, Tricky. And fuck all those who allowed you to run away from justice.

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Today’s Republicans: Anti-Constitutional, corrupt Pedophiles and Convicts.

It’s true. Leading Teapubbies are pretty much guaranteed to fit into or more of those categories. For proof, one need only browse the news of the day:

Anti-Constitutional: in a clear and massive violation of the Establishment Clause, Steve Palazzo sent Christian Bibles to every other member of Congress to help them make good decisions. Uhmmmm, Stevie Boi, the law of the land forbids the making of laws based on religion. Really. Look it up.

Corrupt: the Repub Majority Whip used a lobbyist to help hire and fire his staff. Yes. Yes, he did:

Quinn Gillespie & Associates’ John Feehery sat in on and participated in multiple official interviews with job candidates last month for the new majority whip’s press operation. Scalise has not yet announced who he will name as his communications director.
Sometimes lawmakers rely on lobbyists for strategic advice. But inviting a lobbyist into an interview is highly unusual. Several ethics lawyers and current and former leadership aides said they have never heard of a similar arrangement.

Pedophiles: Ted fucking Nugent is a practicing serial child-molester, and he is well-loved by Repubs across the nation. And Duck Daddy Phil Robertson advocates marrying underage girls. In fact, he did so himself.

Convicts: Dinesh D’Souza, a self-admitted and convicted felon, will…oh Hell, I’ll just quote the article:

Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative author and filmmaker who in May pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions, will give the keynote speech at the West Virginia Republican Party’s annual “Victory Dinner” in September.

D’Souza will speak at the fundraiser in Charleston on Sept. 19, four days before he is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on one felony count of campaign finance law violation.
“Dinesh D’Souza has been a warrior for more than 20 years for conservative values and solutions to some of our most difficult problems as a nation, like education and immigration,” state Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas said in an email announcing D’Souza’s appearance. “We are proud to bring him to West Virginia at such an important time in our state’s Republican turn to red.”

Got that? These people are not bad apples in the barrel: they are lauded and exalted by the rest of the fruits in that container. Child molesters, thieves, whores and felons: those, my friends, are the very model of the New Republican Party. They lead it, promote it, belong to it, and vote for it. They are what the party of Lincoln has become.

Vote for a Republican, and you signal your support for child abuse and other disgusting, Anti-American acts.
Vote against them if, well, you DON’T support child abuse and other disgusting, Anti-American acts.

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Scumbucket Virginia Democrat takes huge bribe from Virginia Republicans

And in so doing, deprives hundreds of thousands of people a chance to get health care. Almost nobody is even trying to pretend otherwise. It’s. A. Fucking. Bribe:

The Republican Party in Virginia has resorted to what appears to be outright bribery in its ongoing effort to deny low-income residents in the state access to the Medicaid expansion authorized by Obamacare.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Republicans offered to move Democratic state Sen. Phillip P. Puckett and his daughter into prestigious jobs in exchange for Puckett’s resignation, which will flip the chamber into Republican hands. Puckett officially accepted the offer on Monday, but then appeared to back away amid a public outcry.

Puckett the Scumbucket is backing away from cashing in on his own bribe at the time of this writing, but his scumbucket daughter is still on track to collect her silver: an appointment to a prestigious judgeship. The Scumbucket Pucketts totally fucked 400,000 hard-working poor people in order to line their own pockets. Period. End of story.

Really? No, I mean, seriously, really? The scumbucket Pucketts are condemning nearly a half-million Virginians to misery or death, just to cash in for their greedy-assed selves. May they, and the Republicans who bribed them, burn in Hell.

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Ohio’s Republican Administration: Hypocritical Whores, Screwing Us All.

And not in a good way. We all get screwed, but only the rich bastards who bribe Kasich and Co. get a happy ending.

You see, Ohio’s 100% Republican-controlled government (Dems have no power at all) has finally cast off the last shred of negligee-like concealment and shown its true colors. We already know they’re not into “freedom”, “opportunity”, “equity”, or any of the other popular GOP buzzwords, by their actions since they seized power a while back. Now we see that they aren’t even business-friendly. Proof:

Not too long ago, a less-partisan Ohio Government offered some tax and regulatory incentives to bring more business to the state, and they worked: thousands of jobs were created in the renewable industry sector, at nearly zero cost to the taxpayers. Classic GOP practice: give business types goodies and reap the rewards. It has worked flawlessly, tons of jobs in wind, solar and geothermal energy are now here in the Buckeye State.

And they are about to be lost because the current regime does not give a shit about anything but padding its offshore bank accounts with bribes from Big Oil: new legislation will allow the state to void any renewable-energy contract it wants to, regardless of what the parties signed in said contracts. That, friends, is burdensome government overreach at its worst, and it is NOT from the Democrats: it is completely Republican in nature.

Kasich and his Kronies are taking big bucks in bribes campaign contributions from Big Oil and like any bought-and-paid-for whores, are servicing their buyers. By destroying thousands of jobs and shafting investors, they are annihilating the Ohio economy for millions of us, rich and poor and in-between. All while they pocket the cash they have earned, turning tricks for the Johns of the fossil fuel industry.

But hey, the idiots of this state elected one of Wall Street scumbuckets who crashed the economy in 2008 as their Governor, so it’s really no surprise that he and his are doing the same to us today, is it? Whores will be whores, after all.

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