Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Republican Recipe for Disaster

Today's New York Times has an editorial which brilliantly assesses the scary future of what a Romney-Ryan Administration would entail. You can read the assessment here.

I can't get over thinking that Ryan was a man whose father died when Ryan was a teenager. As such, he was entitled to and did collect his father's Social Security payments, which he used as a means to help fund his university education. This is the man who now, not only wants to do away with Social Security as a whole, but who also wants to deny other unfortunate students without the financial means to a university education, completely disregarding the fact that he, himself, was once one of those unfortunates.

But that's the ethos of this Republican Party - "I'm all right, Jack, fuck you."

But the best assessment of the Romney-Ryan platform - and, indeed, that of the Republican Party - comes from a person commenting on the editorial, Nancy of New York City, who offers a Republican recipe for the future:-

Take Catholicism - throw out all concerns for the poor, and double the misogyny
Take Mormonism and double the homophobia. Add an extra helping of nuts.
Take the philosophy of Ayn Rand but throw out the atheism and double the hatred of government.
Cut programs for the poor and the sick - make your own best guess by how much
Throw out financial regulations.
Add tax cuts for the wealthy
Add two Koch brothers
Bake until the United States is a shell of its former self.

Serves 1%

Couldn't have said it better, myself. 

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