Open Thread

Republican Dream State

Artist - David Fitzsimmons

In other news, TSA officials have announced plans to implement new scanning software that will eliminate the now infamous naked body-scan pictures, and a new ABC News/Washington Post poll tells us that public anger at the federal government is currently at a 20-year high.

That's part of the plan isn't it? Republicans want you to hate the government so you will turn a blind eye while they "drown it in the bathtub."

  • Dan_in_DE

    Now this is happening. Since there’s no longer any room for parody, The Onion is being forced to report strait facts.

    Is this one of the signs of the apocolypse?!

    In other news, FDL is fundraising to run campaign adds against Obama. Wow! These people are pretty fucking dense.

  • Perfect cartoon. Thing is, people do not hate the government. I think the people understand the social compact and that government plays a vital role in a strong nation. The fact that the Tea Party has been cancelling conventions and are unable to mount even a few dozen for their once infamous ‘rallies” speaks volumes.

    Sometimes you have to listen carefully to the silence, to hear what it whispers.

    • muselet

      Americans tend to like government when it does good things for them, but tend to hate government when it does good things for people who are unlike them. It’s why the Right gets away with going after “welfare” (which doesn’t actually exist any longer) and Food Stamps and the enforcement of civil rights laws. It’s why Steve King and Michele Bachmann can still show their faces in public after flatly lying about the Pigford 2 settlement. It’s why Ronald Reagan didn’t have to dodge rotting produce when he asserted that “government is the problem.”

      It’s why Rs can still win elections.


      • MrDHalen

        Ding!! Ding!!! Ding!!!!

      • trgahan

        So, so sad but true. The people screaming for a country like this are doing it because they are convinced they will end up at the top and “those people” will end up below of a static social heirarchy. How else can you explain this 2010 Tea Party BS about fiscal responsibility and all they have done legislatively is union bust, cut corporate (not individual) taxes, and cripple social programs that have no real impact on overall government spending?