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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 05:16 PM

 

Charles Pierce on the budget "This Is the Ending Conservatives Always Wanted"

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a53897/trump-budget-meals-wheels/

You can draw a straight line from Reaganomics to Trump's budget.

Every year, during the run-up to Halloween, when Jim DeMint goes to Hell's mega-mall and sits on Satan's lap, he has a list of things he wants for the holiday. The parents of the assembled demons and imps behind him in line often get frustrated because the list is so long. On Thursday, the Trump Administration released its proposed national budget. It's been a long time coming, but DeMint and the rest of the greasy barbarians at Heritage finally got most of what they asked for.

This proposed budget isn't extreme. Reagan's proposed budget in 1981 was extreme. This budget is short-sighted, cruel to the point of being sadistic, stupid to the point of pure philistinism, and shot through with the absolute and fundamentalist religious conviction that the only true functions of government are the ones that involve guns, and that the only true purpose of government is to serve the rich.

There is an increased stirring among allegedly respectable conservatives to separate themselves from the president* and his more manic supporters in the Congress and out in the country. To hell with them. Like Haman, they're dancing on a gallows they spent years devising. This budget represents the diamond-hard reality behind all those lofty pronouncements from oil-sodden think tanks, all those learned disquisitions in little, startlingly advertising-free magazines, all those earnest young graduates of prestige universities who dedicated their intellects to putting an educated gloss on greed and ignorance, and ideological camouflage on retrograde policies that should have died with Calvin Coolidge—or perhaps Louis XVI.

This is it, right here, this budget. This is the beau ideal of movement conservative governance. This is the logical, dystopian end of Reaganism, and Gingrichism, and Tea Partyism, and all the other Isms that movement conservatism has inflicted upon the political commonwealth. This is the vast, noxious swamp into which all those tributaries of modern conservative thought have emptied themselves. People die in there, swallowed up in deep sinkholes of empowered bigotry and class anger.

Meals on Wheels?


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http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a53897/trump-budget-meals-wheels/

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Reply Charles Pierce on the budget "This Is the Ending Conservatives Always Wanted" (Original post)
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 OP
DonCoquixote Mar 2017 #1
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #6
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #2
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #5
Solly Mack Mar 2017 #3
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #4
Wounded Bear Mar 2017 #7
Fast Walker 52 Mar 2017 #8

Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 05:25 PM

1. this is not a budget

it is nothing less then the latest continuation of the Civil War. A certain portion of the country simply did not give a damn that Lee surrendered at Appomattox, they merely replaced one Confederate Gen. with another namely Nathan Bedford Forrest, otherwise known as that guy who founded the Ku Klux Klan. Pierce is right in that many of these conservatives, many of whom were honest about hating Trump then and are currently dishonest about hating Trump now, are simply trying to grab as much is they can and do the sort of damage that cannot be healed by just one Democratic administration. You know half of them are hoping that Mike Pence gets in, so that he, Mitch McConnell, and Paul Ryan can just order a bunch of pizzas and with precision of the angel of death undo any bit of progress made since 1900. Even Ted Cruz has kowtow to Trump. And no, John McCain has become such a snake that he could go ahead and join the Green party tomorrow and I would not trust that person.

Make no mistake, this budget is an attempt to reduce any sort of federal system to up blind, dumb, death quadruple amputee that is locked in a chest so that all those people, especially the ones that think they are Christian can finally exterminate those they had hated and whoever else gets in the way of their appetites and fears. yes, this is the continuation of the Civil War, not even the Civil War 2.0, because those who consider themselves the followers of Nathan Bedford Forrest have not even pulled up shop ONE since.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:31 PM

6. yes-- well said

 

the problem seems to be the Trump gang is just a little too crude about what they are doing...

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 05:29 PM

2. spot-on description of the junior republican comrade clique

"...earnest young graduates of prestige universities who dedicated their intellects to putting an educated gloss on greed and ignorance..."

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:26 PM

5. yep, it's sick

 

what is KGOP?

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 05:34 PM

3. It's not a budget. It's a death sentence.

For the country and the people.

Oh, it'll still be called America (maybe) but even corpses have names.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:24 PM

4. true that...

 

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Response to Fast Walker 52 (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:37 PM

7. The budget is a moral document and statement...

or in this case, an immoral one.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:48 PM

8. it certainly is... it's amoral evil to the core

 

and they don't fucking care... sadly, most people don't fucking care

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