By contributing author, E. Henry Schoenberger
Hiding behind the Constitution is nothing new for the Constitutional Right, just like hiding behind their Bible is like falling off ancient logs for the “Christian right.” These zealot rightists, condom haters and vaginal invaders armed with ultra sound are the same pre-Dark Age “social conservatives,” who are rigidly and always right because God and Jesus have their backs.
Yesterday, the oracle-like Cruz took some time off from CPAC to give his stern time worn 1st and 2nd amendment lecture to Senator Diane Feinstein – which was such a treat to watch as it played on a continuous TV loop from channel to channel spilling over to Huffington Post, the former bastion of liberalism and now a non-partisan pool of simplistic observations.
Feinstein was less than impressed by the infinitely smug Cruz who was wrapped in his, becoming familiar, blanket of McCarthy-like wisdom and sincerity, whose only concern is to protect 1st and 2nd amendment rights. But is that really the issue or is it always something else with Bible-thumpers?
Is all the continuous Constitution chatter from the Teapublicans not a ruse to cover up their true concern for gun manufacturers profits? Who cares about all the unnecessary deaths, because the guns have nothing to do with this? And the owners of the gun manufacturers are job creators, so no one loses.
Why is it that the GOP is more concerned with guns in every pot, and Roosevelt, the Democrat who brought America out of a GOP Depression, was concerned with a chicken in every pot?
Apparently the Republican Party is more concerned with killing, and Democrats are more concerned with feeding. Have you ever met a neo-con liberal?
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