With this newest Republican Tax Bill and FCC vote against “internet neutrality” we see once again that so many Republican pieces of legislation are often destructive acts of donor class greed - an enduring monument to the Republican Party's disregard for the majority of American people it has decided NOT to serve.
It is worth taking a step back and marvel at the sheer insanity of what the Republican Party is doing.
The GOP is full of people who want to stick it to Democrats, the Gay community, college professors, investigative journalists, women, and poor people more than they want to make policy that will actually help people, or at least not make their lives demonstrably worse.
They are willing to ruin their constituents and ruin the lives of millions of people so that they might back-slap each other for a few minutes in the Rose Garden in the company of a demented charlatan President who will either end up humiliating and destroying them anyway or collapsing American society around himself and eating ice cream on top of the ruins.
The current Republican Party is run by the most selfish and greedy ideologues to lead this country in 150 years and every day they find new and innovative ways to debase and invite ridicule on themselves. They make the corrupted elitism-lite of the Democratic Party look like the Girl Scouts.
The only comfort right now is imagining the future that awaits these arrogant Republicans - that is if the Trump voters finally figure out that their angry gullibility has actually further filled the "Swamp" with more toxicity and crony tax revenue plunder - i.e. a bogus tax dollar economic stimulus plan they will not see a dime of.
The Republican Party's reward for kowtowing to their God-complex edonors and their anarchistic evangelical base - assuming that the United States does not accelerate down the road towards Trump's desire to create a Russia-like domestic police state - will hopefully be a series of stinging, comprehensive electoral defeats.
After three more years of the vile Donald Trump (if he makes it that far) and one more year of callous leadership of the current Republican Party, we can only hope their deceptive populace ideology will be decimated as an organized force in American politics for a generation.
They will have sacrificed themselves, their principles, their reputations, and their constituents for nothing more than greed, grandiosity, and their addiction to abusing poor people. They will forever be remembered as the enablers of a trash-heap president who is literally losing his mind in front of us and who may very well succeed in erasing a 240-year-old republic.
But in the end, if there is any justice in the universe, voters will crush them in the next three election cycles, sweep them and everything they believe aside, ignoring the lamentations of their vanquished press secretaries as the Nation embarks on a balanced progressive bender that will make Republicans wish they had just made their peace with sane health care and middle class tax reform and acted like the principled opposition they pretend to be.
Some Republican politicians will be gone before their legacy of toxicity becomes undeniable even to their most die-hard supporters. But others will live long enough to read the first chapters in the history books documenting their cowardice, greed, and stupidity, how they plundered the republic rather than entich it, how they prioritized their narrow political interests over basic human decency, again and again and again.
And in that moment, we can only hope, they will process the words describing their own depravity and they will understand that they have wasted their careers in the service of avarice and sociopathic greed.
Americans have to make a very important decision very soon: Choose between an public service problem solving leadership that uses science, intelligence and compassion and for the benefit of all Americans - or continue to support an ideologically greedy and partisan capitalism that blames the "others" for our country's increasingly widespread economic and social problems.