Republican Insanity: Piece by piece

First in an occasional series of articles that defines who and what represents Republicanism in the United States of America and why, everywhere across this great land, we are in danger of losing the ability of rational self-determination, individually and collectively.

A Tea Party Manifesto: “The movement is not seeking a junior partnership with the Republican Party. It is aiming for a hostile takeover.”

Daniel Webster, Republican Florida congressional candidate:

Have you ever heard of Roach Motel Marriages? Well if Daniel Webster, candidate from Florida for the U.S. Congress has his way, that’s what we will live by. Why “Roach Motel”? — You can check in, but you can’t check out.

In the Florida Legislature, Dan Webster sponsored and supported a bill to institute “covenant marriage.” In a covenant marriage, you can’t get divorced. There is an exception for adultery, but there’s a catch. If one party (for example, an abused woman who deliberately commits adultery to get out of the marriage) finds out that the other party also committed adultery, then she’s stuck FOREVER.

There is only one place where in the entire world where both divorce and annulment are forbidden, The Taliban Government in Northwest Pakistan.

Taliban Dan wants to inflict the same on Americans. The man with the 19th century name wants to pass 13th century laws.

Dan Webster is not just a part of some lunatic fringe and someone to ignore. He’s what now passes for mainstream Republicanism and is just one example of those who would destroy our freedoms and everything else we hold dear. He was Speaker of the Florida House, Majority Leader of the Florida Senate and in the State Legislature for 28 years.

  1 comment for “Republican Insanity: Piece by piece

  1. Gregory Iwan
    August 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Oh, come on, now. The eighth century could not have been so bad (that’s where the Taliban seems to want to live, though I’ve learned they have cell phones, which may make them a lot LESS smart)! Back then there was a lot of manure to walk through (hmmmm; same deal today, but its origin is indistinct, since almost no horses canter by). There was more disease (GOP hates health-care reform; the future will require this choice: health-care rationing, or higher taxes; hence, the GOP opts for more disease). And there were more wars. AHA! The GOP and some of its tea-leaf jugglers appear to walk with a chip on EACH shoulder. There seems to be a wistful pining for a return to the USA’s “glory days,” when anyone challenging us got his keester kicked. Cock o’the walk we’re not, but it’s not because of a lack of military spending. WAIT! There’s that word again; “S-P-E-N-D-I-N-G!” Oh-oh, better get the black beauty, Cato: these clowns are in trouble.

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