|George Will takes his ball and goes home.
||[Jun. 27th, 2016|08:56 am]
"This is no longer my party."|
No, you ass. This is the party you and all your other appalled, chest-clutching cronies created when you allowed the rhetoric of anti-intellectualism, regressive fear-mongering, and race-baiting to take center stage. Instead of fighting back against the worst instincts of humanity, characterized by Limbaugh, Hannity, et al, you let them take the lead in shaping a party filled with prejudice and a complete misunderstanding of the proper role of government. You betrayed the legacy of your party, of Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower. You sold this country to corporations and stood by as the middle class evaporated, letting the greedy cast the blame on the poor and immigrants. You abandoned the central tenets of governance, cooperation and compromise, in favor of obstructionism for the sake of entertainment. You dropped the reins and gave hatred its head to run rampant through the nation. You sowed the seeds of this.
And now you're dismayed by what you reap? How dare you walk away. Turn your ass around and get to work undoing the damage you've allowed to happen. Fight back. Tell Republicans that education is important. Tell them that the Second Amendment was not intended to be an assault-rifle free-for-all, that "well regulated" is in there for a reason. Tell them that the Muslims living in their towns and neighborhoods aren't any more dangerous than--and have the same rights as--everyone else. Tell them that allowing other people to have rights is not oppressing their religious freedom and to get over themselves. Tell them that this is the great melting pot and to get back to melting, dammit.
Fox News will call you a traitor. The pundits who capitalize on fear and hatred will try and tear you down. But they're your problem, and you need to fix it.
You invited these clowns to this party. Take some damned responsibility for throwing them back out.