While I’ve never been remotely satisfied with the Democrats, I utterly despise the Republicans for being hypocritical narcissists who hate on everybody but themselves. Twisting words has always been one of their gambits – specifically, co-opting terms from marginalized movements (see third-wave feminism, and the whole “blow job empowerment” debacle – that was theirs). I imagine it goes something like this: “Why, those ungrateful little shits! Let’s turn it around on them and see how it makes them feel!” But I’m going to keep this complaint very short.
- Rich people enjoying more money and lower taxation than ever before are not job creators. Job creators are people who hire people (preferably on US soil, for a change), and many of them are not in the 1%. Oh, that’s right – you hate small business just like you hate the middle class. I hope they remember to hate you, too, this November.
- Demands that rich people pay their share do not constitute class warfare. Class warfare is when you systematically transfer the burdens of the upper class onto the lower classes over thirty years, and then have the indecency to suggest anyone who complains wants to hurt rich people.
- Social Security and Medicare are not entitlement. Entitlement is a shit like you, sitting around thinking that “poor” is when you can’t afford to send your kids to the best private grade school anymore.
But if you really want to insist on continuing this practice, then let’s turn it around. Republicans are trying to make problems sound like opportunities, and the privileged sound like the persecuted. Let’s take the nice, neutral sounding term “Republican” and replace it with something that represents how we’d like the rest of the world to see them. Registered sex offenders, perhaps. That should cause them some trouble.
Or we could just go with what they really are: spoiled, entitled, privileged little shits who are so afraid someday they’ll be forced to give up the lion’s share in exchange for a fair share that they would rather destroy a world superpower than try to pretend to be reasonable adults.
And if you buy into this particular line of bullshit, then you are either extremely selfish or extremely stupid, and in either case, rather a useless burden to society.
That is all, thank you.