John Aravosis, founder of Americablog, has a compelling piece on his site, “Majority of Republicans Want to Impeach Obama Because They Hate America.” He lays out a reasonable case, highlighting that the GOP’s only goal, it seems, is acquiring power, even at the expense of democracy. To reach their goals, they have launched an ongoing war against American institutions. According to Aravosis:
They don’t believe in an independent judiciary, and have been undermining, and outright threatening, judges for years. They don’t believe in elections, and thus either gerrymander them when possible (like they’ve now successfully done with the House), or outright attempt to steal them, like they did in the 2000 presidential, and like they tried against Al Franken and others…
Republicans hate facts, and they loathe reality. Reality, you see, has a liberal bias. If we let judges rule, citizens vote, journalists report, students study, and scientists research – all independently – for some strange reason they keep coming up with conclusions that, more often than not, go against the GOP….
So, Republicans try to intimidate the judges, steal the vote, create their own faux news network, and then brither, truther, and climate-changer any and every scientific result possible. That’s why a GOP state official in Missouri is trying to redefine, by legislative fiat, the word “scientific theory” to include “faith-based philosophy.” This way, priests can call themselves “scientists,” and creationism immediately becomes “science.”
The GOP is in 24-hour attack mode, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. And their victim isn’t just Democrats, it’s democracy itself.
You can read the entire piece here. I happen to agree with Aravosis. The facts back up his opinion and this nation needs a new party or a new GOP — for the current one is undeniably sick and a serious threat to the nation’s health.