I have been silent on the issue because everyone in my family who is under the age of 40 has been on the phone with our Congress members and on social media making our opinion LOUD and CLEAR. As anyone in this cut-throat business of phone sex will tell you I will do everything and anything to win except fuck with another person’s cash flow. That’s something both my grandfathers taught me to not do. They said scream, argue or whatever but never, never mess around with a man’s means to provide with for his family because it is more than just money. It’s about respect and respectability, making good on your promises and an ineffable feeling of security. When you cut a man down to the point where his wife loses faith in him and his children question his word you make an enemy for life.
Now I didn’t say anything when the economy tanked and everyone with a 401K and Thrift Savings Account lost 40% of their investments. You didn’t hear a peep out of me when my fellow Republicans flirted – flirted – with the idea of defaulting on our financial responsibilities thus earning the country our first credit downgrade. No, I didn’t say a damn thing, but when you shut down the government as a political move and when it didn’t work plan to deny veterans their pension checks, it’s on like Donkey Kong!
These motherfuckers planned to keep the government shutdown through November 22nd AND default the nation. In the 16 days, the government was shut down we lost $24 billion and are now paying triple the interest on our bonds. That was only for 16 days! Imagine if they got what they wanted and shut down the government for most of November. I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m done! I am done excusing these bitches. I am done arguing over facts.
I have over a dozen granduncles who are veterans of WWII and Korea wondering what they were going to do without their pension checks. Uncles who brought home stars and purple hearts concerned about their security. Let me tell you something. When they were on the front lines America never had to worry about its security. Speaking of never …80% of the Congress never served a day in their life yet have the balls to flirt with the promises made to my granduncles, father, uncles, cousins and the men and women who served with them. To these chickenhawks, I say fuck you! Fuck you in the House, fuck you in the Senate, fuck you in the statehouses! And to your apologists fuck them too!
Seriously! Has anybody seen the party of Lincoln? Eisenhower? Reagan? Anyone? This is not my grandfathers’ Republican Party. Take back our country? Shit! It’s time we take back our party.