In the past few weeks, were getting a really good picture of what the Republican teabaggers have in store for America.
First, a Kansas-based wingnut wrote a racist immigration law which he peddled to the Arizona legislature. Of course, they were all too happy to embrace it. Now hes peddling the same bill to other states. So far, at least 12 states are considering it.
Second, the NRA and its Republican enablers have succeeded in pushing through new conceal and carry laws throughout the country. It is now legal to carry a gun in any national park. In Arizona, you may now carry a concealed weapon without a permit. And thanks to a new law in Louisiana, you may even carry your gun to church because we all know that to truly worship Jesus, you have to be ready to nail a few Muslims.
Third, the Grand Obstructionist Party threatened, for weeks, to filibuster financial reform. They actually chose to defend Wall Street against Main Street! Who cares if abuses by Wall Street collapsed our economy and cost taxpayers trillions of dollars?
Fourth, BP Oil and its partners blew up 11 employees and unleashed an oil gusher a mile deep in the Gulf. Now, considering the Republican-loaded Supreme Court recently declared that corporations have all the rights of individuals, you might expect that the BP CEO and a few other corporate officers would be facing charges of manslaughter and more (What is the penalty for killing an entire ocean?). But of course, the Supreme Court only awarded corporations individual rights. No doubt, they never intended to hold corporations to the same standards as individuals when it comes to responsibilities.
Fifth, Senate Democrats asked for unanimous consent for a bill that would greatly expand BP Oils liability for the Gulf tragedy. The bill was first blocked by an objection from Senator Lisa Murkowski. It seems she was more impressed by the nearly $300,000 in campaign contributions from oil companies than the plight of Gulf Coast fishermen. Ensuing attempts have been blocked by Tom Coburn, another Senator who relies on contributions from big oil.
Sixth, Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he refuses to raise taxes in order to balance Californias budget. So, instead, he is cutting welfare benefits for more than one million of Californias unemployed. Of course, California is not alone. Similar measures have been instituted in Arizona and several other states. Indeed, Arizonas legislature cut funding for health care for poor kids until they found out that the state would lose more in federal funding than it would save. Meanwhile, the Arizona dimwits continue to cut taxes for corporations and the wealthy.
Finally, teabagger darling, Rand Paul, displayed his true colors on The Rachel Maddow Show when he refused to say he would have voted for the 1960s Civil Rights Bill. What he did say is that he thinks private businesses should be able to do what they want, even if that means refusing to serve non-whites.
This is just a brief recap of wingnut values. One cant help but conclude that if the Republican teabaggers have their way, Americas coasts will be covered in oil, the public schools will be closed, and the streets will be filled with angry, homeless, poor people who are armed to the teeth.