Posts Tagged ‘Rush Limbaugh’

NOT THE “PERFECT” ACQUITTAL…

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

Not the “PERFECT” Acquittal, the State of the Union, the Iowa Debacle, the Coronavirus, and just when you thought there were no heroes among us along comes a few, Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to name two. This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show a conversation with one of our favorite conservatives, Peter Wehner, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, and a voice of great magnitude, one of the most moral men we know. And that’s just where we begin. Stay-tuned for our second half-hour and our weekly political analysis, when Halli’s partner in politics, former White House correspondent Matthew Cooper joins the conversation.

In these fractious times, The Trump Era, what does the word politics mean to you? Does it conjure an image that is nasty, brutish, and depressing? In his book THE DEATH OF POLITICS: HOW TO HEAL OUR FRACTURED REPUBLIC AFTER TRUMP, the outspoken conservative and Christian critic of the Trump presidency, New York Times contributing opinion writer and White House veteran, Peter Wehner pushes back against what people have come to think about politics, and argues that while Americans have come to loathe politics, that loathing comes with disastrous results. Ethics and morality do count, impeachment always has risks — every generation has to prove itself worthy of self-government.

Not The "Perfect"Acquittal

It has been a week in politics that will be remembered for the ages. Donald John Trump was acquitted but not exonerated in his impeachment trial, the first POTUS to have one of his own party, Senator Mitt Romney, to vote for his conviction. But before that America was offered a State of the Union that had the makings of a 1960 TV variety show, replete with staged heart-wrenching moments and a Rush Limbaugh political stunt. But it was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who stole the show. Did we mention the Iowa Caucuses? And that’s just where we begin.

Not the “PERFECT” Acquittal, the State of the Union, the Iowa Debacle, the Coronavirus, and a lot of ethical and moral conversation brought to us by a truly moral man, Peter Wehner this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show podcast, always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com and via all your favorite apps.

RIGHT IS WRONG

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

On their deafening defeat by the Democratic Party and President Obama, the Republican Party is doing what any smart loser does: assessing where they went wrong. The problem for the current Republican Party, however, is not WHERE they went wrong.  It is that they ARE wrong.

They are a “country” of old white men who live in the Twentieth Century. They are throwbacks to a time that no longer exists, and should not. If you’ll imagine a hunt-country tableaux with a the Lord of the Manor seated in his wingtip chair, his Fox News-type bride dressed circa 1950 wearing just a tad more Pan make-up than necessary painted on so thick meant to camouflage vacuity, and she with her guiding hand on her husband’s shoulders, well, you almost have the picture. Sitting at their feet, wearing their adorable-not Lily Pulitzer Sunday best, the requisite children and their proper brace of AKC hunt country dogs. Sigh.

The current brand of Republicanism is on the right about everything, and wrong about everything. The party no longer even represents the best of conservatism, and surely there is something best about conservatism. But who remembers? Conservatism has been raped by its own.

Conservatism, like their women has been held hostage – so much for Ayn Rand – by a misguided need to protect their white male fiefdoms, their women as complicit as their men in their attempt to strip away a woman’s right to make her own choices in body, mind spirit and economics.

Ruled by their elitist sense of self, that they somehow know what’s best for us all, they act as the Queen Bees to what they conceive of as a nation of drones, on this earth to only serve their needs. Is Rush LIMPaugh a Queen Bee in disguise? Surely Ann Coulter thinks that she is. Oh how she and Limbaugh do drone on in mindless buzz.

The middle class is drowning and these Apoidea know it, yet they insist that their tax cuts remain in force. They protect the big oil companies and their absurd subsidies. They want to abolish Medicare as we know it and hang the youth of our nation out to dry. Theirs is a Ponzi scheme – and we see what their trickledown scheme has done for the fiscal health of this nation.

They are self-serving. What else could be behind their selfishness, their need to keep the money at the top of the food chain while the drones, the middle class, are annihilated by Republican narcissism?

They despise the color brown, except on their rifles, and deny the relevance of people of color as anything more than annoyances who they would like to see slither across the sand colored earth as they make their way back to wherever it is from whence they came.

They are the party of exclusive, not inclusive.

Thus, as I began: The problem for the current Republican Party is not WHERE they went wrong. It is that they ARE wrong. About that, I am RIGHT!

 

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