Since the end of Richard Nixon's administration (the LAST Republican president to actually care about fiscal responsibility) it's been like this:

The GOP kept on playing their incredibly old lame song. It goes like this:

"Democrats believe in one thing -- 'Tax and Spend.' "

(Monkey Boy's cheerleading squad seems not to have noticed that Bill Clinton did a lot of things in eight years, even beyond their fascination with his wet willy,* and one of them was that he actually pushed the United States out of deficit spending and made moves towards bringing down the debt.)

Since Reagan (the first president AFTER Richard Nixon to 'cut and run'**) the official policy of the Republicans has been -- "Let's push the country so far into debt and deficit that we have a good solid reason for having ONE answer to questions about social programs for the poor, the elderly, and the sick, that answer being: 'Sorry we just can't afford it.' "

So for the past 27 years, the Republicans' standard has been

Republicans believe in one thing: Borrow and Spend***

Which is why the Bukowski quote in the posting above is still the most valid observation of governments -- not just ours -- is still accurate more than 40 years after he first said it. I'll repeat it here:

"Wars, politics, causes. For thousands of years we've ended up with a sack of shit. It's time we learned to think."


* We all like porn to one degree or another, but $40+ million just to document a blowjob? We can only hope that now, with internet porn so pervasive, our government no longer needs to spend our tax money on objects of Republican masturbation.


**Nixon 'cut and ran' from Vietnam when it was absolutely undeniably necessary, but he kept his word -- held his promise to the financial community as long as he could, that promise having been the one he told them in 1968, that if he were elected, he'd keep the war going AT LEAST 4 more years, so they'd have a chance to amortize their re-tooling expenses -- that was his SECRET PLAN -- it's true and you may believe it even though I can't tell you the name of the person who was in one of those very private meetings and who told me. Then Reagan cut and ran from Beirut like a scared jackrabbit right after more than 220 of his unarmed Marines got killed.)


*** And leave the mess for the Democrats so they have to explain why they're raising taxes. Same as Monkey Boy's stated policy on Iraq to his pals from Texas -- screw it up so badly the next prez will have NO CHOICE but to stay there or take the blame for Bush's War -- Friends of his from Texas were shocked recently to find him nearly wild-eyed, thumping himself on the chest three times while he repeated "I am the president!" He also made it clear he was setting Iraq up so his successor could not get out of "our country's destiny." Apparently he believes our country's destiny involves destroying the lives of the American men and women who are willing to wear the uniform, selling weapons to anyone who waves money in the faces of his friends, and misusing and abusing our armed forces until the world perceives them as being just slightly weaker than a popcorn fart. As destinies go, not the most inspiring.


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