Check it for yourself. Colorado needs to wake up and smell the coffee – Cory Gardner is as hard right as Trump and all the other clowns running the White House. His real passion which he overtly lies about is anti-abortion. Anti-abortion folks along with the Federalist Society have been organized, subversive and lying to the majority of Americans that have consistently, for decades, been pro-choice. These Trumpsters are the latest manifestation of the strong anti-democracy alliance on the right which finds itself aligned with the likes of Putin and his lynch men. If you are appalled you have not been paying attention. These elitists quit believing in practical democracy decades ago. Oh sure, they try to have the pretty face and the seemingly moderate words but the modern face of totalitarianism started decades ago when the Federalist Society organized a military styled coup against the precedence set by the Supreme Court on the Second Amendment. Not only were Americans duped in the 2016 election but they have been manipulated for decades now by the mainstream, right-wing media-Fox News. The right’s rotten core at the heart of American democracy favoring lies over facts to further their elitist ambitions has now become clearly evident since Helsinki.
Starting with Barry Goldwater and the John Birch Society the Republican Party has increasingly been running away from the cherished ideal as the “Party of Lincoln” towards angry and bitter epithets of disenfranchisement and the perceived loss of aspirational entitlements which has resulted in the resurgence of bigotry and delusional revisionist histories reinforced over and over again by the constant barrage of “fake news” by Fox News. Their giant philosophical “NO” long ago replaced any abhorrence to slavery with the “cultural icons of the pre-Civil war South” and “voter ID” as a thinly veiled pretense given succinctly by: Jonah “Goldberg
has suggested giving new voters the same citizenship test—featuring questions about U.S. history and government—that new citizens must take. “We might get fewer voters, but the voters would be far more likely to appreciate the solemnity of their ballots,” he wrote.“
(The conservative case to limit voting) Lincoln would be surprised to find the resurgence of Jim Crow laws in the presidential Party that went to war over slavery. When some Republicans finally wake up and realize that their Party died after decades of elitist and authoritarian power grabs based on intentionally manipulated deep rooted resentments which prey on the most selfish and despicable roots of humanity (that also motivated fascism after the German loss of World War 1 and the Versailles Treaty), will the damage be beyond reparation for our once thriving democracy? Right now, the dead weight on our democracy appears overwhelming.
The stunning silence of the Republican Party and Cory Gardner is only the most ugly moment of a movement which has been gaining momentum for decades. Please do not get me wrong, I really wish there was a viable “Party of Lincoln”. While logical and reasonable, fact-based arguments are hard to come by in Conservatism these days we really need that from the right more than ever. However, the paranoid hollow gust of wind-blown rhetoric from cadavers of rotting apoplectic and unabated narcissism is all politicians like Cory Gardner can deliver albeit on a bed of sweet smelling roses.
Just take a look at the 90% voting record with the Trump-King of a megalomaniacal Narcissus as all the proof you will ever need that Colorado can no longer tolerate the “beauty” of Cory Gardner.
In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty. He was the son of the river god Cephissus and nymph Liriope. He was proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis noticed this behavior and attracted Narcissus to a pool, where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus lost his will to live. He stared at his reflection until he died. Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself and one’s physical appearance or public perception.
PS – Cory, Please do not send me yet another ridiculously worded form response which formally finds its way to the trash bin.