Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This Week in Fascism (Updated)
Uncivil War among the GOPers has become so vicious that a Tea Party group had to apologize for creating the above portrait of Karl Rove as a Nazi stormtrooper. They're still a tad upset that he wants his billionaires to back non-crazy (i.e. non-Tea Party) candidates. So to review: a Rabid Right fringe of the Republican White Peoples Party thinks Karl Rove is a Nazi. Pot, kettle, black?
Also in the department of reaping your own damn whirlwind, John McCain faced his own Rabid Right whites in Arizona, shouting at him for not deploying soldiers to shoot to kill on every inch of the southern border. Another GOPer suggested a model for our border security should be East Germany. Build up that wall, Mr. Gorbachev!
But the prize goes to the Show Me state, where a GOPer legislator wants to make proposing a gun control law a felony crime in Missouri. You know the old saying in politics, if you can't beat 'em, arrest 'em! Or as stormtrooper Karl might say, if you can't arrest 'em, beat 'em!
But actually the prize for effectively installing fascist dictatorship while hidden in plain sight goes to the state of Michigan, which re-installed its Emergency Manager law that was voted down in 2012 (but this time in a new voter-proof package!) and is looking towards the GOPer state government-mandated totalitarian takeover of the big prize, the city of Detroit.
Meanwhile, not separated at birth:
Senator Joseph McCarthy