02.25.14

To honor Arizona

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, WhiteManistan at 10:48 am by George Smith

For Arizona, one of the red beating hearts of WhiteManistan. Take the Super Bowl off them even if the anti-gay law is vetoed. You know they’re not sincere, They just regret the outrage directed at the state.

“In Tea-Bag USSippi, only heterosexual Joes!”

From three years ago. Nothing has changed. If anything, the hatred is more virulent.

It’s all in there. Ted Nugent, punish gay people, global warming is a hoax, Darwin’s theory of evolution is a joke, the hard concrete of the proper life in Republican WhiteManistan. Enact law that strikes at everyone not like you.

If I were a state legislature person in California, and – sadly – I am not, I would promise to immediately introduce law to allow California businesses to refuse to serve or cater to people from Arizona or Kansas or Texas or Florida. It would make it mandatory for patrons to show driver licenses on request. There are more details but I’d call it “Show Your Ground.”

This under the reasoning that they don’t like us in California, anyway. Nobody wants to eat food in a group where no one likes each other. It’s bad for the digestion.

6 Comments

  1. Ted Jr. said,

    February 25, 2014 at 11:57 am

    “From three years ago. Nothing has changed. If anything, the hatred is more virulent.”

    Assuming the comment is about Arizona –

    You skirt the question there – Do you think that hatred, that polarisation which manifests outwardly more and more, is this a deliberate act or do you feel it’s evolutionary?

    I guess I am wondering if this is a naturally occurring phenomenon .

    With an outsider’s viewpoint, its hard to know the cause.

  2. George Smith said,

    February 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    There’s a lot of deliberation to it. The Republican Party has developed a strategy in which they realize they hold a minority position at the federal level, one that’s unlikely to change. They can’t win the presidency with their warped wood. Only the majority in the House, preserved by gerrymandering after the disastrous 2010 elections tossed state legislatures and govenerships to the GOP, preserve that power — in the short to medium term.

    This has been combined with the knowledge that they can take legislative action to the states they control. In essence, these are nullification laws and they enact them faster than they can be declared unconstitutional, which almost all, if not all of them, are. The nullification laws all aim at giving the state superseding power over Federal where there is a conflict.

    And they are sold and developed in packages, as well as copied from state to state, by moneyed interests. I explained this a couple times in my electromagnetic pulse doom pieces on Roscoe Bartlett. When he was tossed out of Congress the lobby for that — missile defense, bomb Iran, the Heritage Foundation crazies — took it on the road to the red states. There it’s offered with a menu of legislative suggestions, notably anti-Shariah statutes, voter ID bills, bills to promote open carry of guns anywhere, bills to make action by federal government agencies and their workers enforcing gun laws illegal in the state and subject to arrest by local sheriffs, bills to allow parents to take their kids out science classes that teach evolution or bills to mandate creationism be taught as an alternative along side it. The anti-gay legislation in Arizona is just part of that. continuum, an outgrowth of the perception that as gay people get the right to marry in more and more states their Christian American society is being subverted.

    And of course it creates more polarization. The polarization riles the base and unifies them.

  3. Ted Jr. said,

    February 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    What you wrote re-affirms something else I had read during W43’s term, more or less stating the politics of division were what the Repub. strategists were using as their victory plan.

    Also, if one goes back one step further, the next level back from the Repubs who are just the public/obvious manifestation, would get us to the string pullers or the ‘base’ as I think they are referred to.

    This seems to be:

    Xtian America as noted above
    NRA/Ted Sr. types
    Corporate/Banking/Defense industries
    Assorted Whitemanistan types
    Lobby/single issue groups

    Which then seem to be in two camps – deliver the votes OR deliver the cash.

    That too is a polarisation I suppose.

    The ‘base’ seems to be derived from the decling demographic segment. Must make some Repub. strategists a bit nervous about what lies ahead.

    Would it be fair to write then that a divided electorate is much easier to manipulate than a united one and that this too is according to plan.

    I always felt this situation was too contrived to be accidental. I am grateful for the analysis as most residents of USA can’t step outside their residency to give a matter of fact answer as you did above.

    Must be why I keep readin’ this stuff….

  4. George Smith said,

    February 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Yes, dividing the electorate was always part of the plan. It was originally called exploiting “wedge issues,” which usually meant social issues.

    Business interests were willing to fund right wing groups and allow them to run wild with their social legislation as long as they also worked for the stripping of all regulatory policy and agencies and rewrote the tax credit to favor corporations, the top and capital gains.

    They cleverly feed the mania for what is allegedly “wrong” with America: examples — gay people and abortion clinics. Then the base goes wild trying to burn down the clinics and stone women. In the background, they get the stuff they really wanted — bank de-regulation. Books have been written on it.

    Finally, though, they took it too far and monster they created got out of hand, resulting in the Tea Party-types controlling the GOP base. And these people are willing to destroy the government and the world economy by causing things like a US default.

    It goes way back to Nixon vs. McGovern in ’72 and the development of the Southern Strategy. The Southern Strategy mobilized the southern voting block, which had been solidly Democratic, in the wake of Johnson’s civil rights reforms. Almost all at once the white Democratic south turned against the Democratic nominee and flipped GOP. It started happening when the racist governor, George Wallace, primaried with the Democratic nominees who included George McGovern. Wallace was winning quite a few races on the southern white blue-collar vote until he was shot.

    In the general election all those votes went to Nixon. And it’s pretty much stayed that way.

    The first Bush brought the Southern Strategy back in a big way with Lee Atwater, a disciple of Strom Thurmond, in the campaign against Dukakis. It was race politics.

    GWB continued it where it reached its high tide. Now they have a demographic problem they can no longer solve at the presidential level. There are no longer enough angry white people to overcome the diversity when it comes out in the general presidential election.

    You should see the trailers for Boogie Man, the doc on Lee Atwater. You’ll get some of the idea.

  5. Ted Jr. said,

    February 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Do you think then, ultimately, that the Republicans are the 21st century edition of the Whig Party? (politics aside, of course)

  6. George Smith said,

    February 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Now, probably. Others have made the same observation. However, they’re not going down without a prolonged bloody fight in which as many lives as possible are blighted and maimed.