Saturday, November 10, 2012

Secession over greed?

Some Republicans are genuinely unable to consider things except though the lens of "memememe". Witness that guy in Texas, calling for secession. Among his comments,“many members of minority groups are simply racist against the party most white people happen to vote for.” He singled out Asian Americans, who he said should be Republican “as they earn more money and pay more in taxes than white Americans.” He's genuinely baffled that someone who makes a lot of money and pays a lot of taxes might want something from their government other than a lower tax rate, or that some people have other goals than making as much money as possible, regardless of how that affects other people.

"Vulture capitalism" (while a slur against vultures, who, after all, wait for their meal to die on its own) certainly describes a rather large and influential percentage of the modern GOP. But fortunately, not a majority of the US. After all, O'Reilly and Palin et al. to the contrary, Obama's supporters include quite a few people who earn in six figures or more.

(ps. The "Texas miracle" depended on siphoning jobs away from the rest of the country. Who knows how it would play out if they were on their own? There's no guarantee, after all, that BlueSA would want to "sign a free trade agreement" with Texas... Anyway, in case Texas didn't notice it, twenty years after they joined the Union there was a little contretemps that settled that "we have the right to secede" notion pretty firmly.)

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