Apparently some Wascawy Wepubwican Wabbit "covertly" inserted anti-abortion language into a Senate bill supposed only and innocently to address human trafficking*.
And Yer Ol' Perfesser, along with a considerable percent of the leftish commentariat, is SHOCKED, as you might imagine. SHOCKED. Claude Rains has nothing on ME!
Is NOTHING sacred? (Clutches pearls, struggles to untwist undergarments; fails)
Please? Someone? Anyone?
Would SOMEONE explain to me why the Obots and or the DIMS had expected the GOPhux would suddenly start to "play fair" on anything?
Ancient Maxim: Expect the worst, and seldom be disappointed...
Ror at LEAST the last 40 years, their covert and defining goal was NEVER to govern.
Their goal HAS BEEN to make the merest idea of government as detestable as they can make it.
They WANT to alienate you from your popular sovereignty, from even these faint, archaic vestiges of your representative democracy.
That's the WHOLE FUCKING POINT.
It's been in the open since the Raygoons in the 80s.
Remember the "Nine Words": "I'm from the Govt and I'm here to help."
That was the start, 30 years ago.
Their goal isn't to govern. It's NEVER been to govern.
It's to show that 'democratic government' cannot succeed.
It's to alienate the people from the only agency that can protect them from power of concentrated Capital.
It's to disable and delegitimize the institutions, instruments and precedents that have kept the Ravishers in check at all over the last 150 years.
The good news is, they're almost finished.
Just one more step:
They want the people to become so sick of it all that they can sell 'em all, right and left, on a Constitutional Convention, which, of course, the Oligarchs, Plutocrats, and Aristos will own, lock, stock and barrel, and will control and direct and programme, just like any OTHER political convention wherein the outcome is already known. (Agan, pro wrasslin comes to mind...)
Then: Enter "The Corporate State," with no persky civil rights, no inefficient environmental protections, no expensive workers' rights, and --to placate the armed wing of the cult--no abortion, no gay marriage, and an official state religion.
Are you ready?
Better be; cuz they are...