Living in DC, the belly of the beast, we feel the government shutdown in real time. Folks here are out of work for real. The National Zoo, parks, museums etc. are closed. Even the Metro has seen a precipitous drop in passengers.
Knee deep in this GOP manufactured crisis, I decided to see what the conservative media is saying about this mess. Hence, I clicked onto the other newspaper in DC online -- the Washington Times. This paper has a very well earned reputation of being a drum major for the RNC.
Funny thing about this rag, the Washington Times was founded and owned by Sun Myung Moon -- yea that Moonie cult guy. I guess it's self-revealing, a cult leader broadcasting via ink to cult like followers -- GOP/Tea Party.
The article titled "The Decline and Fall of the Republican Party" 100% encapsulated the one sided narrow view of far too many Republicans. The author, Judson Phillips, while praising the Tea Party, criticizes moderate Republicans by stating:
The Conservative base has been electrified by Ted Cruz and then by the fact that the House Leadership is actually fighting for a change.
If Peter King and some other RINO’s in the House stab the conservative movement in the back by selling it out and working with the Democrats to pass a “clean CR,” they will quickly find themselves in a very small party.
The Tea Party was born because the Republican Party would not stand up for real Americans. The Republican Party was born because the Whig Party would not stand up for all Americans. read more if you can stomach it.
I bold face printed his line about "real Americans." Real Americans? As opposed to fake Americans? This is the BS that undermines our civil society. Once again: one faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government thinks that they -- and they alone -- represent real Americans and real American values.
If you fail to fit in their category of real Americans, you are not authentic. It's ironic how Tea Party (and birthers) people are so "electrified" by foreign born (Canada) Ted Cruz (and his father was born in Cuba) -- that they want him to run for president in 2016. Yet on the other hand, they de-legitimize President Obama -- asking for his birth certificate and college grade scores -- because his father was Kenyan born.
No more reading of the Washington Times for me today: I had enough of the cult brainwashing.