Contributor, Jude Rouslin
I began to think about the situation Republicans now face as a party. It's a multi-faceted issue. Given the fact that they supported , rubber stamped, and contributed to both Bush campaigns, they must be extremely uncomfortable today which makes me wonder about the psychology and motivations of their own actions and behaviors as well as the future of the Republican Party/RNC.
How does a group of Rep. Politicians as well as supporters, figure out how to go from here? Finding a new identity while at the same time trying to reconcile the fact they were the ones that created the monster. No matter what they say now, I can't help wonder where they place 6 years of ideological behaviors that were motivated by greed, self interests, hate and power.
I personally cannot forgive them and certainly do not feel sympathy for them now that they are pushed into a corner . Because the truth is, if they could have continued, they certainly would have. Had it not been for the eruption of public outcry that was finally able to push past the propaganda machine and MSM. I'm still angry for what they've help to create. However, now they're all jumping ship as fast as they can. The loyalist that they are: I find it so very hypocritical and it merely exemplifies how easy it is for them to change course once they realize that the problems they created are not going away.
Though they want to appear as if they finally cannot take the lawlessness any more? Hell, they were all caught and now they are doing what they do best. Strategies and plotting a new course of action that will help them to remain in their elected seats as individuals. Not a group. However their stripes have not changed. Their public statements have changed only. It means squat.
I suspect many Bush voters/supporters may feel a sense of betrayal, guilt, anger ... but the politicians that created and supported it, are now trying to find their way through a self made field of land mines. They've bullshat their way to to the top, have signed on to warring , no longer engaged in diplomacy, they've manage to buy and write their own self-serving policies via K street and now that the reality of their deeds are obvious. They have to find a new identity and cause.
How can they shed all their mandates, wedge issues and propaganda; then to face the voters now and state they are still a strong party with a purposeful and fair agenda that is good for America? What? Are they going to tell their base, "Oh forget all that stuff we managed to bang into your head, we're moving to plan B?" And can those conditioned brains actually turn it off and on so easily?
It's totally bogus. But I suspect that the Rep Party is going to have to go through years of readjustments and redefining. I think the Dems will also have to do some soul searching as well.
This may be the first time that an entire 'US party' has created such disastrous policies to the extent of effecting the entire globe, which in the end came back to bite them in the ass. They were all for corruption. They all stood by Bush/Cheney as long as they were able to reap the rewards, and it didn't matter who they screwed to meet their objectives.
If they were able to sell out America for their private gains, then what makes them think that they can be trusted? Because we all know that, had the regime not began to show signs of decay, those assholes would still be out their doing what they do best; politicizing the US government, dividing the country with propaganda and vileness that target emotions.
Hell, we know they are a devious bunch. They've worked hard and long over 50 years and they finally got the pay off, but it didn't last long. Now, they're faced with so many corruption charges and investigations it makes the head spin. They have infiltrated every office in our federal system to the point of near collapse.
So now, how do they take all of that undermining, and attempt or pretend to be honest?
Identity crisis for sure; but they're opportunist's and I feel as though there jumping ship is yet just another opportunity or strategy. All else be damned and they've no remorse for the evil they have injected into this country and around the globe. They can't even own up to what they've done. I'm frankly pissed each time a reporter states that another Rep. has denounced Bush as if it will make the dead come back to life; as if it will replace the trillions of dollars they have embezzled from our Treasury; as if it will somehow reverse the corruption, and take back the lies and the political machine that created it; as if it would bring back the displaced votes; as if it could reverse history.
I will never forgive them for making foreign and domestic policies based on greed, hatred, and arrogance, corruption and inventing an ideology that swept this Country after 911. They exploited for as long as they could and now they're jumping ship?
But they are not saying "we're sorry". It's not easy for me to just shove 6 years of evil, under a rug. We have come just inches from a fascist state and I doubt many people realize how close our democracy is from total collapse. We've got a long way to go to repeal the laws that were changed to only serve those in power and Multi National Corporations' interests.
As we demand accountability, and hold many more investigations concerning the fact that the Rep.'s desire to make our Country a one party system, we'll understand how they came extremely close to making it a reality. Plus, we are now faced with a population of people in this country that are continuing with the same ideologies and how does one eradicate the huge neo-conservative design in our citizens... that is, the ones that fell for it? How do we teach them that they were prayed upon due to their own personality flaws?
Even if our Government was placed back on track? They've created a monster and it may take a while to extinguish those hate filled greed motivated ideologies. So, even if the Rep.Party were to eventually redefine itself, they would not get the votes because many of their base, are still shouting the neo-conservative mantra that was instilled in them 24/7.
The Republican party may not be dead; however, it is on life support at this time and possibly for years to come; due to their own misguided strategies. They started the fire and scapegoating politicians will not be able to put out the flame for years to come. All is due in part to the NeoCon's infiltrating the Republican Party which the party swallowed and accepted with open arms.
Did they really think the Rep. politicians would remain loyal to the ideals they espoused in the face of getting caught? Hell, they used their own base and the citizens supported it for their own selfish agenda. Hopefully,they'll get what they deserve. Karma will slap them all in the ass.... and they'll blame anybody but themselves anyway.
Ahh, I needed that vent. Thanks for listening.