This started out to be a reply to a comment on the previous post, but got long enough that I decided to make it a new post.
my eyes are wide open and have been at least since I was old enough to vote and that is why my hatred is so strong. I know what the FuckingRepublicans have done to me and others who have to work for a living and that is why they are FuckingRepublicans or Repugnicans or Repukes!! What really pisses me off lately is all the revisionist history since the election like blaming Barney Frank and Dodd for the financial mess. What caused this latest mess (remember the Savings and Loan Scandal [when's the last time anyone saw a Savings and Loan]) is decades of the FuckingRepublicans eliminating rules and regulations on financial industry and when they are in power of placing people in charge of agencies whose agenda is to remove regulations and cripple the agencies that are supposed to oversee banks etc. to protect the consumer. While most of the blame I heap on the Repukes, I also blame the Democrats for being enablers for all these years, going back to the Sixties.
For over forty years I have been hearing from the NeverRight-Wing that the Vietnam War was the fault of Kennedy and Johnson. I know better, when I was in the military I learned from talking to old Lifers that we had people in 'Nam helping the French leave and then taking over fighting the Viet Cong covertly(no insignia on uniforms or no uniforms and no ID's) and this was all when Ike was Pres. Kennedy made it open and called them advisers and Johnson upped the ante (because if he didn't he would get crucified by the FuckingRepublicans as weak against those dirty Commies and we would be fighting them in Long Beach if we pulled out of 'Nam) when he still had hopes of getting re-elected in '68. Because I didn't want to become cannon fodder, I had to change my plans. Originally I was going to go in the Army and learn to be a heavy equipment operator and come back home and build roads and highways, but because of the build-up in 'Nam I chose another branch of the military because I didn't have a daddy who would get me a safe gig in the Guard like aWol or Quayle!! (If I knew then what I know now, I would have gone across the lake to Canada.)
Now for a number of years I have been hearing from various sources that the buying power of workers wages peaked in 1973 and have been going steadily downhill since. (If someone told me in 1973 when I was making less than $4 an hour that this is as good as it gets, I would have told them they are insane!!) Why?? Because one party has been constantly been fighting raising the Minimum Wage and doing their damnedest to kill the unions like St. Ronnie did to the air traffic controllers. Does this sound like Class Warfare?? Of course it is, the Rich started it centuries ago and have been winning all along!!! The only time Class Warfare gets mentioned is when the poor fight back and then it is used to put them back down in their place.
This is just a few of my reasons for wanting that party to become the Whigs of the 21st Century. What I don't understand is how they can get people with a couple of wedge issues like abortion and guns to vote against their own best interests. Just like their southern strategy to get the Rednecks to vote for them by implying they will make it worse for the blacks.
I don't spend every waking moment fixating on this or stewing about the Assholes, but when it comes up my blood pressure and bile rise!!