My respectful response to Dana Milbank, who believes the GOP needs to “unshackle itself from the far right”
I offer this in addition to Darleen’s earlier post, with the note that JD passed the Milbank column on to me last evening.
You needn’t worry. The “far right,” that is, those fringe racist neo-Birchers who fetishize the Constitution and believe raising taxes on job producers in a time of high unemployment and slow or stagnant growth — particularly when the “revenue enhancers,” totaling $90 billion (enough to fund the government for a mere 8 days while significantly weakening the private sector in the longer term), are coupled to no cuts in spending, a baseline budget that already includes the “one-time” failed stimulus of over $1 trillion in new deficit spending each year, and of course the automatic baseline increases that are built into allocations by a 1974 Congressional act, ensuring that nothing is every really cut– is suicidal, cynical, and purely political, pushed in the service of a wealth redistribution scheme that we aren’t allowed to identify as Marxist, even though that’s what it is: they are already in the process of “unshackling” themselves from the bureaucratic GOP establishment busy trying to make backroom deals against the will of their base constituency, and without the support of the majority of their caucus in either chamber of Congress.
So, while we appreciate your concern, it really isn’t necessary. We can take care of ourselves, thanks. Personal responsibility and all that.
But if it makes you feel better, I’ll happily tell you to go fuck yourself, and the GOP can fuck itself right along with you so far as I’m concerned — if only as a way of providing you with proof that my déclassé kind shouldn’t have any say whatever in something so important as deciding who gets to steal my family’s labor and give it to some client constituency in exchange for the votes necessary to keep a class of permanent ruling thieves in power.