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goobster  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The GOP's fractal incompetence problem

We watch the demise of the Republican party... and looming behind us is the utterly terrifying view of the hapless Democrats being in power, completely unchecked.

The Republicans are sociopaths, and they know it. "I got mine, so I'm better than you, so I get to make the rules, so fuck you."

The Democrats are incredulous half-wits with an affinity for funding government projects over stimulating free market thinking. They are perfectly happy to eat other Democrats for lunch over the smallest infraction, while bedding down with any industry shill with a checkbook.

I cheer the end of the Republican party. I fear a Democrat hegemony.




kleinbl00  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Republican party, at its core, believes that a freer market is better for the economy and all of its participants. This has metastasized into a belief that the participants should be told whatever they need to hear in order to get the freest market possible.

The Democratic party, at its core, believes that the people need to be protected from the excesses of its participants. This has metastasized into a belief that those participants should be given whatever they want because fuckin' hell the people ain't got no money and elections are expensive, yo.

We used to have Democrats and Republicans. We now have Republicans and Plutocrats. You may fear a Democrat hegemony but you'll have a tough time convincing me we'd suffer much were every (R) to suffer immediate, painful and lasting extinction.

goobster  ·  422 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    This has metastasized into a belief that the participants should be told whatever they need to hear in order to get the freest market possible.

Except that's not even true any more, as they constantly gerrymander every single playing field into one that favors certain players over others.

That's what pisses them off so much about the internet, I think, and why they have dispatched Ajit Pal to destroy it... it is the levelest playing field out there, and allows a college kid in an Ivy League dorm room to slap a web site together, and now serve BILLIONS of customers, and employ 17,000. (No, really. Over seventeen THOUSAND people are employed by Facebook... to build a web site? Really?)

If the Republicans were truly businesspeople, pro-business, they would make the playing field as FLAT as possible, so only the most viable businesses would win.

Instead, we have coal miners refusing retraining because Faux News tells them Trumpy is gonna bring their jerbs back...

... and tech companies running like cats on fire from Trumpy's Technology Advisory Council...

... and, well, the Dakota Access Pipeline spill.

Fucking morons. The whole passel of them.