Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Republicans announce core American value

Of late, a lot of people have said the Republican Party has apparently lost its previously-held core values. No fear, they have a new chairman, Michael Steele who has been touted as someone more moderate and thus willing to broaden the party past the narrow agenda of fundamentalist crazies. Mr. Steel has announced that the party will stand by a core, founding value. According to Steele, this value is a "core, founding value" of not just the Republican Party, but of the United States as well.

So what is newly discovered "core, founding value of this country" that Mr. Steele found? Is it limited government? Is it government leaving people alone? Is it equality before the law? NO! Here is the story.

Steele was appearing on a right-wing radio show and asked if it was time for God's Own Party to reconsider their opposition to any legal rights for gay couples. Steele said:
No, no, no. What would we do that for? What are you, crazy? No. Why would we backslide on a core, founding value of this country? I mean this isn't something that you just kind of lie, 'Oh well, today I feel, you know, loosey-goosey on marriage."
I must confess that in all my years on this planet, when I've heard the core values of this nation listed, I never heard that inequality of rights for gay couples was one of those values.

The Republican Party is hopeless. From high school until about five years ago the Republican Party was the one that I preferred win elections. That doesn't mean I'd vote for them, or the Democrats either. It just means that when the vote tally was done that I'd prefer the Republicans beat out the Democrats. George Bush changed that. Mr. Steele has made it clear that under his control the GOP will continue to pander to the American Taliban, and will continue to trample the real core values of this country: such as separation of church and state, equality before the law, and limited government. In light of those "values" my daily supplication to the heavens is that the Republican Party enter the dustbin of history as quickly as possible. Republicans are a blight on America and a danger to our true core values. Damn them all to hell.

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