On the subject of mental health:
Congress is the largest out patient clinic in America – and we pay for it ……. Lewis Black
Procrastination is I imagine a singularly human trait, and something we’re all guilty of it to one degree or another.
For some though it is a lifestyle – their philosophy seems to be why do something that can be put off indefinitely or until it becomes absolutely unavoidable?
Somewhere in that I don’t doubt is a belief that if they wait long enough someone else will do it for them.
And that kinda brings me to people taking ownership for their own actions or avoiding doing so.
For all those “make America great” conservatives out there procrastination time is over, it’s time to own it.
Trump’s their guy, they voted for him and will fall all over themselves defending and denying in his behalf.
Maybe that’s easier than admitting they blew it big time, easier than taking responsibility by stepping up and saying my bad and enough is enough.
They can spin, conflate, or ignore all they want, make excuses, false accusations, put their brain on hold and declare conspiracies based on such “reputable” sources as Brietbart and Alex Jones but they own it.
Forget that the bread and butter of conservatism has been the “red menace” lurking around every corner and in their frenzy to deny what is becoming so obvious a blind person can see it compare the Trump administrations association with Putin and Russia to be nothing more than a liberal witch hunt.
All those calls for investigations, independent investigators, and demands to know the truth are out the window now aren’t they?
It’s a different story, their boy has won and that’s the only thing important to them regardless of where it leads.
They frothed and foamed at the mouth about affordable healthcare and doing likewise now when the prospect looms there won’t be any.
They did this without having made an effort to educate themselves opting instead to go for the party line and be led along like Lemmings.
Raved about the national debt and have nothing to say about this administrations proposals that will increase it by an estimated ten trillion dollars.
It was all about jobs and getting America back to work while they ignored the fact that unemployment levels had dropped.
They believe they deserve a decent wage and yet opposed to a minimum wage increase, Unions, and collective bargain while championing the outright lie of “right to work”.
A “law” that insures low wages, dwindling benefits, and exploitation.
They’ve got a lot to say about taxation and never ask how many poor or economically disadvantaged conservative working class people are in this country?
Never question why it’s the wealthy and corporations that get all the tax breaks just as their boy and his minions are intent on doing now.
They hated the idea that a black man was president, answered the call to obstruct, and in turn elected a mentally challenged “outsider” incapable of spelling a simple word like hereby.
Gun violence to them translates to the right to own a gun and shoot at will, to parade around in public with some iron strapped to their hip so people will think they’re some kind of “patriot” or at a minimum a tough guy.
Their solution to gun violence? To enable mental patients to own guns, do away with assault rifle bans, and make schools armed camps in case a rogue grizzly launches an attack.
The only thing truly laughable about all this is they refer to themselves as “patriots”.
They care so much about their children as part of their “family values” that they deny climate change and the impact it will have on them – they’re okay with repealing clean water regulations, toxic dumping, and even safety oversight for food products.
They thump their bibles going on about god’s will and ignore the admonition to be “good stewards” corrupting the intent to be about money only.
They’re against exporting jobs and yet couldn’t wait to buy a Trump hat made in China, they don’t care that Ivanka Trump products are made overseas and applaud that as business acumen just as they do Trump’s boast of avoiding taxes while they cannot do likewise.
Here’s an idea, if they want a job they should emigrate to a foreign country Trump does business with – like Russia or China for instance.
They’re all for the “drill baby drill” mentality and fracking as long as it isn’t in their neighborhood or proximity, as long as there isn’t an oil spill in their yard.
Water that contains lead or will ignite isn’t a big deal as long as it isn’t their water.
Funding Public education? F*** that – vouchers are where it’s at – vouchers that in all likelihood they’ll never be able to obtain.
They’re all about Constitutional precepts like the separation of church and state while attempting to insert religion into government – as long as it’s they’re religion no problem.
Their televangelists would have them believe if Jesus were alive today he’d be a Wall Street broker or CEO of Exxon as they buy into the “prosperity doctrine”.
They’re opposed to birth control while promoting abstinence – an abstinence they probably didn’t practice themselves – but that’s okay because they’ve been “forgiven” just like Jimmy Swaggert, Jim Bakker, and a long list of others as they condemn everyone else.
Planned Parenthood? Don’t get them started on that – they’re more than willing to throw both the baby and the mother out with the bathwater while going on about the sanctity of life.
Equal pay and access for women? Forget about it, everyone knows that’s just some liberal bs – women belong in the home barefoot with a child on each hip and another one on the way.
They need to tighten their belts, they’re in for a rude awakening regardless of how acute their self imposed myopia is and a well deserved rough ride – unfortunately the rest of us don’t deserve the same but we’ll be dragged along as well.