Limbaugh, Rove, and the Tea party
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The hypocrisy is out of control.
It's only my first term in the Senate, and while I feel like I've heard all the political absurdity possible in Washington, I just can't get over the incredible disconnect between Tea Party rhetoric and the reality we all know to be true.
Rush Limbaugh and his loyal followers argue that America needs to return to the roots established by our Founding Fathers. I'm wondering what our Founding Fathers would think of the notion that corporations are people and they have the right to buy elections right out from underneath the American people. Somehow, I don't think they would be pleased. They wanted to empower people, not the powerful and wealthy special interests.
There's little difference among the possible challengers that face me in November aside from the name that appears before the "(R)" — it's three of a kind, one and the same.
All three of them are racing each other further and further right to win the love of Rush, Rove, and the Tea Party. When they say that women don't deserve access to basic medical services, that seniors' Social Security and Medicare should be privatized, or that the minimum wage is too high, it's clear they are pandering to extreme views that will hurt out economy and turn back the clock on progress.
And while they're competing for the title of most extreme, the Koch brothers, Karl Rove and their secret billionaire funders are doing to do their best to mislead Missourians and buy an election in favor of the special interests.
If our Founding Fathers were around to see this, I think they would be horrified. I certainly know what a certain Missourian by the name of Harry Truman would say. And it wouldn't be pretty.
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