As Santa has made his list and checked it twice, and PoliticusUSA is doing the same. Find out who has been naughty and nice in the world of politics. Next up, The Republican Party.
The Republican Party
Hrafnkell Haraldsson- Naughty. A party that works against the needs of the American people in pursuit of power is nothing but reprehensible. The GOP has shown itself ready and willing to cast the country off a precipice in the name of ideology and the desire to ruin Barack Obama politically. The GOP has a great deal to redeem itself for and I’m not sure the human race can survive long enough for that to ever happen, thanks to their stance on anthropogenic global warming.
Adalia Woodbury- Naughty. The Republican Party is not the party of Lincoln. Rather, it was willing to sacrifice the economy for political gain. It puts dollars before people every opportunity it gets. It continues to deny the reality of global warming. It said no to the uber rich paying their share. The Republican Party has said yes to racism, Islamophobia and intrusive government. The Republican party will be getting a lump of coal wrapped in monopoly money to symbolize their efforts to establish a lawless market. It will also be provided with a copy of the American Constitution, which Santa urges it to familiarize itself with.
Ray Medeiros Jr. – A Naughty for the Republican Party for obviously allowing themselves to be co-opted by the tea party.
Paul Yeager- Naughty. The same argument could be made for the Republicans being nice as I made for Boehner, but with the Republican goals of protecting the wealth of the rich, eschewing all regulations, fighting environmental protections, pushing radical social agenda, pushing for election reforms that disenfranchise the poor and minorities, and so on, it’s clear that they’re a naughty bunch.
Cassandra Vert- NAUGHTY. Attacking science, hiding truth, rewriting history, gambling on the debt ceiling, impoverishing citizens, throwing money at banksters. The Greedy Old Profiteers have, if anything, doubled down on the policies and belief structure that has wrecked the world’s economy and is currently wrecking the world’s environment. Liberals have the reputation (not without reason) of needing to be right when being quiet would be wiser, but at least liberals respect facts. The George Orwell Posse strains to bend reality to its will with the determination (and the results) of Captain Ahab, who insisted that a white sperm whale was acting with human malice despite all evidence to the contrary. Captain Ahab’s last words were, “for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee.” I hear the Get Obama Party express the same thing when its reality is challenged, and like the crew of the Pequot, they are taking the rest of us down with them.
Jason Easley- Naughty. The Republican Party has reinvented itself as a party that stands for nothing, but the darkest corners of our society. Republicans will happily dig up the skeletons of our collective history if it means dividing the electorate in order to give themselves a better chance to win in 2012. The transformation of the GOP from conservative intellect to a party guided by belief and emotion is complete.
Rmuse- Naughty. There are not enough hateful things to say about the Republican Party. One evil Republican is a disaster, but the entire party has worked in concert to cause more damage to America and its people than any foreign enemy. Their vile assault on women’s rights alone warrants banishment to a barren wasteland for life. They have assailed the poor, minorities, students, children, seniors, and the middle class to protect their precious wealthy donors and corporations. They deserve all the badness the universe can lay on them for actively working to destroy the economy and kill jobs. As a group, they represent every evil known throughout the history of man.
Sarah Jones- The Republican Party is synonymous with naughty and Ms Claus resents literary ambiguity, however she will comply. For using hatred and division in the name of gentle Jesus Christ to distract from their failed policies and ideas, Ms. Claus sentences the Naughty Party to forever Christmas coal.
Santa Says: This Christmas the party of no has become the party of Naughty.