Who Hijacked Our Country

Thursday, August 05, 2010

GOP: “The Constitution is SACRED! Well, parts of it anyway.”

If there’s one icon that sums up the Republican Party for the past year and a half, it would be the local doofus — and every neighborhood has one or more — who dresses up like George Washington and shouts “We The People!”

Unfortunately there’s a hollow ring to these shrieks of “We The People!” and their selective quotes from the Constitution. If they’re so gung ho about the Constitution, and their belief that the Founding Fathers meant exactly what they said, then they should worship the entire Constitution and not just certain parts of it.

Of course they have this same selective approach to the Bible too. It’s the Word of God. God spoke and His words were transcribed exactly as He spake them. This is what “Christians” say, but if they actually believed this, their hatred of homosexuals — based on one sentence in the Bible — would be directed equally at people who eat shellfish and covet their neighbors’ wives, and people who worship false idols.

Likewise, while conservatives are dressing up like the Founding Fathers and passing out miniature copies of the Constitution, they’re secretly trying to sabotage the parts of the Constitution they don’t like.

The Second Amendment isn’t in any danger. Every man, woman and child has the God-given right to own an AK-47; and the more the merrier. And if somebody's property rights are threatened by rabid environmentalists, it's time to strap on the ol' George Washington suit and start shrieking "We The People!" and "Lock and Load!"

But behind the scenes, the teabaggers are hoping to abolish certain inconvenient parts of the Constitution. Their attacks on the Fourteenth Amendment have gotten the most publicity. Tell them swarthy Meskins to get the fuck out of our country and take their filthy anchor babies with them.

Other parts of the Constitution are in the Republican crosshairs too, as the linked article points out.

Here’s another article on the same topic, by Robert Shrum. He talks about the Senators
McConnell, Graham and Songbird — who are actually considering repealing the Fourteenth Amendment, and then he says:

“In today’s GOP, the few with loose morals vie to lead the many with loose marbles.”

He also describes the Constitution as being
“old and in the way" according to the GOP.

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Blogger Teeluck said...

The teabaggering sheep are just lying sacks of it! They don't care about the constitution or anything else. They do not even hold their Religion sacred as they al break the rules...over and over, everyday.

August 5, 2010 at 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

Damn inter webs, my comment didn;t take.

Anyway, can you imagine what the Constitution would look like after the Republicans got to rewrite it in the way they think it should be.

August 6, 2010 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I don't actually disagree with the Constitution being old and in the way on many things, but I think my many things might differ a wee bit from the many things of Mitch the Frog.

August 6, 2010 at 6:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If The Republicans want to change the Constitution. Let them do it the old fashioned way by introducing an Amendment, get the 3/4 Votes and then going to the States - True Democracy in action!

Instead they are going to use their activist Judges and have their states challenge federal laws.

They wont change anything in time for the election but it was make great campaign fodder!


August 6, 2010 at 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my prediction:

If (When) Gay marriage reaches this Supreme Court, it will be turned down.

Either thrown out on some narrow legal technicality.

Or they will carefully carve up the 14th Amendment (again) to allow for past precedence to ban Gay marriage. In Other Words put the language to ban Gay marriage without somebody being able to come back and use that same language to ban say,Interracial Marriage. I have to believe that Clarence Thomas (whose wife is white) would not ban Interracial Marriage.


August 6, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

This the best reasin that no Republican can be allowed to occupy the White House before Scalia and Thomas retire.

August 6, 2010 at 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Oh yeah and we have Sharon Angle talking about, we are messing with the first commandment by having government programs. Isn't this the old Christian Reconstructionists thing a la the Birchers?

@Erik, I don't see it being turned down at all. here is why, Judge Walker used a lot of Kennedys own words during his summation. I don't see how they could turn on this, even Scalia.

August 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Teeluck: They only care about the Constitution when they can quote something out of context.

Tim: It wouldn't be a pretty sight.

Randal: One person's ironclad Godgiven right is another person's "old and in the way."

Erik: I don't think the Constitution can be changed without going through that exact procedure. But I think their only goal is to create wedge issues for November. Millions of inbreds will run around shouting "anchor babies!" and "gay marriage!" and this will be a wetdream for Republicans.

TC: Unfortunately Thomas isn't very old; he could be there for a few more decades. Scalia's in his late 70s I think, so hopefully he'll call it quits before too long.

Erik, Jess: It's hard to tell how the Supreme Court would rule on gay marriage. At least I don't have any inkling one way or the other. Both of your theories make sense. I guess we'll find out.

August 6, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Actually, I expected a right-wing assault on the Constitution before this. For the simple reason that authoritarian radical-right types grew accustomed not just to money and power, but fabulous money and virtually total control. They went for years doing anything and everything to win and get all that. It's in keeping with their M.O. to mangle the Constitution now to help get that money, power and control back.

August 6, 2010 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

A few decades is how long it will take to bring the Court back into balance.

August 7, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

LOL, the headline says it all. Just like the bible is sacred. Or at least the parts of it they like.

August 8, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa G. said...

Don't forget that Michelle Malkin is an anchor baby herself. We should send her back to her own planet.

August 9, 2010 at 8:01 PM  

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