Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How Republican politicians destroy America

A short story that explains how Republican politicians, like North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr,  destroy our country:

An announcement recently hit the wires that the Republican Party was seeking to raise campaign financing.  They planned to sell access to all their policy tools, to anyone who could afford the selling price.  North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr was overseeing the sale.

On the day of the big sale, all the Republican tools were attractively displayed. Laid out before the buyers were Envy, Jealousy, Hatred, Malice, Deceit, Sensuality, Pride, Idolatry, and a number of other, similar Republican implements. Each of the tools was marked with its own price.

Over in the corner, all by itself, was a harmless looking, wedge-shaped tool very much worn, but still it bore the highest price. Someone asked Senator Burr what it was.  “That is Discouragement”, replied the Senator.  The next question came quickly, “And why is it priced so high even though it is plain to see that it is worn more than these others?”

Because replied Senator Burr,  “Discouragement is more useful to our Republican party than all these others.  We can pry open and get into a man’s heart with Discouragement, when we cannot get near him with any other tool. Once we get inside, we can use him in whatever way suits us best. It is well worn because we use it on all Americans, and few people even know its our most effective Republican tool.”

This tool was priced so high that no one could buy it.  To this day it has never been sold. It still belongs to the Republican Party.  And Republicans continue to use Discouragement on the citizens of our good nation each and every day.

Is it not evident to you now why it is that our Senator always points fingers elsewhere, always talks negatively, always attacks the "other" party? Republicans use that dull tool on us each and every day.

It's time to put a stop to all the negativity coming from our Republican Party. It's time to turn our backs on Republican politicians who can only blame Obama. Republicans created this financial crises. They need to accept responsibility. And their inability to propose rational, common sense solutions, their inability to compromise, their inability to execute on the will of the American people,  it just plain beats us down into a state of endless discouragement. It kills our economy. It keeps us unemployed. It keeps us in debt. It hurts our nation.

North Carolina deserves better than Republican Senator Richard Burr.


  1. SPOT ON!!!

    All I ever hear is we CANNOT... have a national postal service, public education, good highways and bridges, reasonable labor law, a fair and equitable tax code, Medicare, Social Security, retirement pay for the military, college loans for students, teachers for K-12, and on and on.

    There seems to be nothing the U.S. CAN do. Yes, the Discouragement tool is well worn and effectively used and is made even more accurate by the concomittant use of FEAR. They work so very, very well.


  2. I do have to say though Jill, Richard Burr is not as bad at the finger pointing as are many Republicans. But he plays the blame game enough that its just down right discouraging. And, he's NEVER accepted any responsibility for getting us in this mess in the first place, although he's been in Congress for over 15 years.

    Richard Burr owes America an apology. Richard Burr needs to stop blaming others for his own failures. Richard Burr needs to spend more time communicating common sense ideas to solve our problems. But I doubt that will ever happen.

    Its very unfortunate that North Carolina is stuck with such a sorry Senator.