Friday, December 4, 2015

GOP Microcosm

What did the Republicans do this week? 

Seeking to undermine President Obama's efforts at the UN climate summit in Paris, they passed resolutions to roll back the EPA's recent regulations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  They blocked bills aimed at sensible gun control -- one that would prevent those on the no fly list from buying firearms and another that would have expanded background checks to include gun shows and online sales.  They voted to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare.  On a positive note, they offered thoughts and prayers to the victims of gun violence.

Climate change denial.  NRA obeisance.  Hostility towards women's health.  Opposition to health care for the poor.  Meaningless religious gestures.

That's your Republican Party.

p.s.  According to the latest polls, more than 1/3 of Republican voters support a fascist.  Their second choice is a man who this week appeared to confuse a Palestinian terrorist organization with a spread made from garbanzo beans.


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