If there is one thing that corporate media and conservative talk radio agree on, it’s that both Democrats and Republicans are terrible and evil and exactly the same.
For weeks, conservative talk radio stars, most vocally Sean Hannity, have been repeatedly beating the drums about how all of the problems we face today are because both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are the same, and that’s why (for Hannity) real conservatives have to take back the party, and follow the likes of Ted Cruz, and wrest power away from the “establishment Republicans” who are, Hannity notes, not nearly conservative enough.
By contrast, some article at some liberal website has tried to declare that both sides are NOT the same, and paint a picture that the Republicans are somehow behaving more badly than Democrats are!
That’s ridiculous. Both sides ARE the same! And if you want proof, all you need is to remember a little history…
Remember Democratic Senator Russ Feingold threatened to SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT if Congress didn’t pass a law to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision? Democrats hated that decision, just as much as Republicans hate Obamacare. Surely you remember the Democrats threatening to shut down the government over this, right?
Remember when President Obama threatened to veto the increase in the debt limit and throw the entire economy into a tailspin unless Congress passed his 10-point gun control legislation plan? Democrats hate guns just as much as Republicans hate foodstamps, so since both sides are the same, surely you remember this happening, as well!
Finally, remember when Harry Reid threatened to never pass any bill through the Senate, ever ever EVER, unless Congress immediately reinstates a new Voting Rights Act? Democrats absolutely hated it when the Voting Rights Act was struck down by the Supreme Court, just as much as Republicans hated it when Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court. Since both sides are the same, I’m sure you remember Harry Reid threatening to go ballistic and hold up any and all lawmaking until he got his way.
It’s obvious now, isn’t it? #BothSidesAreTheSame