Sunday, November 04, 2007

The Heckuva Job GOP Rewarding Incompetence

Conservative core philosophy exposes a distrust and dislike for all government institutions and the belief, based on such thinking, that government if allowed to will fail or interfere with individual freedom. Every man or women for yourself it goes.

Liberal philosophy says government can help and assist people by using government programs to assist in making life better.

The modern neocon Republicans movements have especially espoused this belief in anti government or limiting government with promises to dismantle government if elected. The so called Republican revolution of the early 1990's use it as one of it major thrusts. In it most basic form the message says that government is always bad for you.

Paradoxically, once the Republicans gained power, and had to run the government they became what they dreaded the most the government. Their hate of government has subsequently made it nearly impossible for them to govern and has unarguably led to widespread incompetence at all levels when it came to providing the most basic services and citizen protections.

The response to hurricane Katrina, Heckuva Job Brownie and Iraq are the poster children of such systemic incompetence. But, as we all know, this is only a small tip of the iceberg given the almost daily revelations of scandal and malfeasance only now being revealed.

What is especially frustrating is how ineffective and incompetent officials, while really like rats leaving a sinking ship are presented as being successful when all the facts point to complete failure. I give you Karen Hughes as the latest example. I'm sure we will soon see her being honored with the medal of freedom.

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