Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The Insane Party
Many still worry about developments in the Democrat party, where too many are still sold out to neo-liberalism. Just let me make it plain the wealthier types who want to vote for Oprah, and who ignore important economic issues and disparage Bernie Sanders, I barely consider on the same team either but at least they aren't insane like the Republican party.
This week the house voted against the ADA, where basically they are gutting it out. It's up for the Senate vote. Who were those Democrats who joined their team for this vote? The irony of this is that Bush #1 signed the ADA to begin with. There's no notion of Republicans even pretending to be compassionate now. The gloves are off. The disabled are on the chopping block. They can be cold-hearted bastards in the open now, there's still plenty of dumb people cheering for them.
Trump also touted his idea of "food boxes" instead of food stamps, but even there, stupidity reigns. Most poor people already get commodity boxes full of peanut butter, mostly canned corn, oatmeal, and shelf-stable milk at their local food pantries. This type of food is a nightmare to try and control diabetes on. Poor people need more fresh fruit and vegetables and meat, not cheap carbohydrates. Here too, I saw many prejudiced wealthy Republicans on Facebook going on about how this would "curb all the welfare cheats". Sigh.
You know it's disappointing to live in a country where everything is about regression and disappointment and full sociopathy is now cheered. I almost unfriended every Republican on my Facebook hearing about the ADA. I can tolerate people who may have erred in voting against Hillary and have regrets, it's not like we were given great choices, but if anyone is supporting the sociopaths openly now, I don't have much patience for them.