- WHAT A RARE THING A “GREAT” CONSERVATIVE WOULD BE -

 

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A conservative might be “great”:

 

But most are just bullies

Just plain mean

Penny wise for others

Bullion snatchers

Psychopaths

Or sociopaths

Malignant narcissists

Roman “Optimales”

Allergic to empathy

Obviously “the Best”

Self-entitled

Self-pitying

Self-important

Full of self

More or less closeted

Racist, sexist, ageist, homophobe

Libertarians for themselves,

Totalitarians for others.

Small-town, small-minded

Provincial chauvinists

Zero-sum dead-enders

Starvers of other people’s children

Bible-thumping (Christians)

Torah-thumping (Jews)

Qran-thumping (Muslims)

Gita-thumping (Hindus)

Ego-thumping (Atheists)

With the brain of a reptile, not a mammal;

All limbic system, no frontal lobe;

All threat, no ethics;

All hat and no cattle;

All take and no give back.

Saber-rattling draft-deferred chicken-hawks

Recruiting others to:

Invade first, occupy always and reflect never.

Hand on heart oath violators

Two-faced hypocrites.

Admire Hitler, Mussolini, Franco

Promote Putin, Assad, Trump

National-Capitalists,

National-Communists,

National-Socialists

National-Fundamentalists

Sum total, National-Corporatists

Wreck democracy,

The Constitution and

Human rights

Deaf to popular will

Deadly scared of it

Long live greed!

Fuck human rights except for their own

Delinquent judges

Organized-crime legislators

Pro-gun under all circumstances

Surrounded by bodyguards

Who forbid guns in their own conventions

They like to gun down babies by accident

Embezzlers posing as free speech advocates

On the take to the highest bidder

Dunces

Or criminals

Who echo the errors of history,

And repeat them improved

Daring where angels fear to tread

Scared of what infants would smile at.

Family-values sex offenders

Orphan/widow makers

Counter-factual

Counter-rational

Anti-science

Dead-earnest fantasists

Millenarian fruitcakes

End-of-time planet wreckers

Anti-nature

Anti-nurture

Never wrong, typical sociopaths

Eager to blame others

A crook who plays President

A senile actor who plays President

A village idiot who plays President

Trump

Plays that role twice

Plays his role twice

Plays it twice

Halftime impeached or double war-timed?

Assholes elect them over and over and seek new ones even worse.

Against our government of any size

For their colossal government

Unwilling to learn,

Unwilling to do better

Office seekers

Incompetent at governance

Very willing to do it wrong,

Careful crafters of bad government.

The foremost beneficiaries of government

Who despise it for all to see

“Good governance is the Democratic Republic of the Congo―no taxes, no roads, no rule of law except at gunpoint and for a price.”

Who couldn’t find the DRC on a labeled map

Third world Banana Republicans

Their children, conscientious and clear-sighted,

Flee from home to less infernal places

War-loving and grudging of peace

Traitorous “patriots.”

Elitists of no personal merit

Self-promoted beyond their competence.

Certified mediocrities

Their tyranny statistically mediocre

Who crow their own “exceptionalism”

As well as that of the country they’ve crippled

Anesthetized against lethal menaces

(Climate change)

Hypervigilant of nonexistent ones

(Humanism)

Culture and science illiterates

Raising stupid ignorance to the level of genius.

Philosophical black holes

Lying lie profiteers

Skeptical of the truth, breeding lies

Truth and reason are poison

Like bad boys stupid women fall in love with

Leaving their voters ruined and jobless

Reject the good, spread harm,

Embrace evils useful or otherwise.

Pro-death sentence, pro-life sentence:

Mass-produce poor victims for sacrifice

Promote waste & fraud

Entitled to profit from mass misery

Corporate militarists now

Nazis if it’s more convenient

etc.

But "great" ones are rare

Perhaps one or two among countless conservatives

Never in majority and never in control.

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