Friday, February 27, 2015
Who Wants A "Fundamentally Transformed" America?
Remember when some Republicans on the right went berserk when they heard President Obama say something about wanting to "fundamentally transform" America?
Yeah. I remember how outraged and red-in-the-face angry they got when they screamed about the audacity of stating something so anti-Constitutional, so wrong! Wrong! They said America was perfect the way she was and does NOT need to be "fundamentally transformed!!!"
BTW, here’s Obama’s original statement, in an October 2008 campaign visit to Columbia, Mo:
"Now, Mizzou, I just have two words for you tonight: five days. Five days. After decades of broken politics in Washington, and eight years of failed policies from George W. Bush, and 21 months of a campaign that's taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.
(Here's that awful transformation part explained!)
"In five days, you can turn the page on policies that put greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street before the hard work and sacrifice of folks on Main Street. In five days, you can choose policies that invest in our middle class, and create new jobs, and grow this economy, so that everyone has a chance to succeed, not just the CEO, but the secretary and janitor, not just the factory owner, but the men and women on the factory floor."
The NERVE of him wanting to give people a chance to succeed! How dare he?!
Those people on the right were so outraged by those lefty ideas of giving people who work hard the opportunity to get ahead that they were eaten up by their anger at Mr Obama's transformation idea--an idea that has been the bulwark of American progress since this country's beginning.
Okay. I just showed you how silly they were to flip out over this noncontroversial statement.
Has anyone, anywhere flipped out on this latest poll that shows Republicans wanting to "fundamentally transform" America? Anyone?
Here it is:
A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans want to dismantle the Constitution, and establish Christianity as the official national religion.
Only 30 percent oppose making Christianity the national religion. Although the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment clearly states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,” GOP voters want to cast aside that provision and impose Christianity as the official American religion.
Could there be anything more fundamentally transforming than a proposal to change the Constitution and eliminate a fundamental provision of the document that they fetishize?
57% of Republicans want to fundamentally transform America by instituting a state religion! Those Republicans want to emulate Middle East countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia! How patriotic of them!
Compare and contrast: Mr. Obama's "fundamental transformation" idea was to restore the American ideal of hard working Americans being able to provide life's basics: food, shelter, education.
The Republicans who took the poll want to fundamentally change the U.S. Constitution and disregard centuries of American law?
Think about that when you think about them having complete control of all three branches of the U.S. government.
They want to fundamentally transform America into a theocracy.