Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Squawk Radio

The airwaves are cluttered
With Squawk Radio.
Whether right or the left,
It’s a clown’s rodeo.

All started with Rushbo,
AM’s No. 1 Baby Huey.
If you listen long enough,
Sounds like a bunch of hooey.

He blurts with one hand
Tied behind his back.
But like Baby Huey
He’s just a Big Quack.

Gave rise to like squawkers
All ranting on air,
Spouting their pathos
And paranoid fare.

What is it that’s in us
Makes us tune in?
So uncertain ‘bout life
We crave dose of spin?

Tune out Squawk Radio,
Go tell Baby Huey
To tie back his tongue,
For he’s a lot of phooey.

There’s much more to life,
It seems very clear,
Than hurting on others
Or playing on fear.


- Bennie Bell


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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Telling It Like It Is

If you want to know why it is entirely reasonable to break your addiction to the G.O.P., it doesn't get any better than this article by Timothy R. Clark, for the Deseret News - Published: Friday, Oct. 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT:

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"I,too, stand for the principles of small government, lower taxes, fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets. I, too, am concerned about what appears to be the inexorable march of entitlements paid for with other people’s money. This nation is doing exactly what George Washington in his farewell address warned us not to do — “ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.”

The GOP needs to get a strategy.

Those who participated in this failed coup have burnished their conservative credentials but tarnished their leadership credentials. They have filled their coffers for re-election and yet marginalized themselves. The net effect of their bravery is yet more embarrassment for the GOP, which is currently suffering its lowest approval ratings in recorded history. The party is fractured and confused. It lacks leadership and a unifying vision.

The Democrats are better strategists, and they enjoy a natural advantage as the American electorate continues to inch toward the left with its appetite for permissive social policy and the expansionist welfare state. This will not likely change unless there is brazen corruption, extended economic dislocation or a looming security threat. Societies, like individuals, tend to change at the precipice, and this nation is no exception.

Timothy R. Clark: The outfoxed Republican Party

Read this and weep you addicted Republicans:

"Abraham Lincoln observed, “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” The Democrats may be irresponsible, but they are better at making friends.

Obama is selling security. The GOP is mocking that pitch. Who wins?"

GOPAP knows who loses: addicted Republicans

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Let the Assault Begin

"Houston, we have a problem."

Unable to yet break their addiction to the G.O.P., Country Club Republicans are going to pony-up a piece of their bankrolls to back friendly Republicans in the 2014 elections.

Business Voices Frustration With GOP

By LAURA MECKLER - Oct. 16, 2013 8:42 p.m. ET

WSJ - Business Voices frustration With GOP

"But the conversation among businesses is "characterized by tremendous frustration and angst," said Dirk Van Dongen, president of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, a trade group. "Because at the end of the day, the system is supposed to produce results, and the failure to produce results has consequences.""

Produce results? I guess the addicted G.O.P. funders don't like the faction of their party which is hell-bent on preventing the production of results.

It's a sad day when, like mid-century hippies, a minority faction of the G.O.P. stages a sit-in designed to shut down government offices in order to make a point about disfavor with social programming.

Talk about a bastardization of the political process. Who would have thought?

But where can the addicted Pubbies go? Nowhere. And that's the problem.

Will they come to their senses and take GOPAP's 12 Step Program to break their addiction to the Republican Party? Don't hold your breath. They'd rather just act like Country Club Republicans:

""Mark Thierer, chairman and CEO of Catamaran Corp., a major pharmacy-benefit manager, said business's relationship with the GOP "is going to need a retooling," adding that he would continue to make modest contributions to centrists. "I am not going to give up on the Republican Party—I am going to encourage moderation," he said."

Friday, October 18, 2013

The G.O.P. Shutdown: A Matter of State

A layman's view of the recent efforts of the Republican Party to reign in out of control spending and debt and the reason why I believe it is unfit to govern:

It is one thing for a political party to be rent apart by a difference of opinion among members within it and among those party members elected to a national legislative body. It is quite another thing to bring that derisive and destructive behavior to the table when considering matters of state.

The recent shutdown fiasco was a matter of state. It extended well beyond our borders and harmed America's national interests.

For a major political party, especially in a two party state, to foist upon the general public a strategy of shutdown and willful non-payment of public debt because of a vocal minority position within it ranks is anathema to any sane definition of governance under a republic. For a major party's leadership to tolerate or aid and abet it, even if its strategy were to expose it to the public in hopes of tempering its minority's influence, is unconscionable.

Consider a major party like the G.O.P. fostering an image of America that promulgates domestic political chaos, illogical leadership and a rudderless national assembly. What price is worth satisfying a minority position within the ranks of its elected membership to brand the United States as such?

There can be no level of contrition, no spin of partial victory or having fought the good fight. The shutdown was a great sin and a bad fight, further proving the G.O.P. is unfit to govern.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

G.O.P. Anonymous
12 Step Program

an anecdotal guide to get
the Elephant off your back



Written and Published by Benny C.
Cover design by Scott von Feldt, i3mm
Copyright 2013 Benny C., GOP-Anon© & GOPAP©
The Grand Old Party Abandonment Project©

This e-Book remains the copyrighted property of the author and may not be reproduced, copied or distributed for commercial or non-commercial purposes.


Dedication

The GOP-Anon 12 Step e-Book is dedicated to all those suffering the pain of addiction to the Grand Old Party.

This fictional account of Benny C.’s struggle with his addiction to the Republican Party is meant to help fellow G.O.P. addicts forge a personal path to spiritual awakening and an enlightened political life.


Awaken!


Table of Contents



















Introduction

Grand Old Party Anonymous provides 6 quick-steps we can take to prepare us for its 12 Step Program to get the Elephant off our backs and break our addiction to the G.O.P.:

GOP-Anon’s Preliminary Quick-Step Actions:

1. If registered in the Republican Party, change your registration to independent, blank or “not affiliated with any party.”

2. If you donate money to the G.O.P. or any other party, stop.

3. Quit conservative talk radio and TV cold-turkey.

4. Start voting in your own practical interests instead of for abstract G.O.P. initiated economic, social and moral policies.

5. Publicize your abandonment of the Republican Party and its candidates for office.

6. Tell others whom you think are interested in supporting GOP-Anon’s 12 Step Program about our e-book.

“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.”  - Anais Nin, The Diary of Anais Nin


Chapter 1: G.O.P. Unfit to Rule

After the disastrous results of the 2012 presidential election, will any attempt at rebranding the G.O.P. save it from extinction?

Was the G.O.P.'s recent cave-in on taxing the rich its first step in a reluctant rebranding effort?

Will the Republican Party assumption of Democrat Party political or policy initiatives only show Democrats are better fit to rule, diminishing the role of the G.O.P. even further?

The modern G.O.P. is between a rock and a hard place, unable to sell its tired old messages or fashion new ones that resonates with the modern American voter. Anything new it tries is looked at with jaundice eye by non-addicted voters outside its collapsing tent and with anger by those inside it.

“In politics, a big tent party or catch-all party is a political party seeking to attract people with diverse viewpoints. The party does not require adherence to some ideology as a criterion for membership. Such new joining groups may not influence policy or major party decisions measurably at first. The big tent approach argues against any sort of single issue litmus tests or ideological rigidity, and advocates multiple ideologies and views within a party.” – wikipedia.org




Chapter 2: GOP-Anon’s 12 Step Program

The following is GOP-Anon’s 12 Step Program to break our addiction to the G.O.P.:

Step 1: Admit we were powerless over our addiction to the G.O.P. – that our lives have become politically unmanageable.

 Step 2: Come to believe a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to political sanity.

Step 3: Make a decision to change our voter registration to independent, non-affiliated or blank.

Step 4: Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of our political selves.

Step 5: Admit to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our addiction to the G.O.P.

Step 6:  Be entirely ready to remove all our defects in political character.

Step 7: Humbly remove our addiction to conservative talk radio & TV.

Step 8: Make a list of all people we have harmed by our conservative G.O.P. beliefs.

Step 9: Make direct amends to such people wherever possible by personally recanting such beliefs to them except when to do so would injure them or others.

Step 10: Continue to take inventory of our personal political thoughts and actions and when wrong, promptly admit it.

Step 11: Seek through an open mind and learning to improve our conscious contact with and knowledge of the principles of the U.S. Constitution and show a willingness to carry them out.


Step 12: Have a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, carry this message to other G.O.P. addicts and practice these principles in all our affairs.


“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic       answer,    but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”     
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                             – John F. Kennedy


Chapter 3: Step 1 - Admit We are Powerless

Step 1 of GOP-Anon’s 12 Step Program is to admit we were powerless over our addiction to the G.O.P. – that our lives have become politically unmanageable.

Recently, The New York Times posted an article entitled "Boehner Cancels Tax Vote in Face of G.O.P. Revolt." From the NYT's article by Jonathan Weisman, Published: December 20, 2012:

"What he could not do was blame Democrats for failing to take up legislation he could not even get through his own membership in the House."

GOP-Anon believes reasonably sane Republican voters who love their country should admit they are powerless over an addiction to the G.O.P. What chance do we addicts have at accomplishing the changes America need in public policy with teams like the G.O.P. have fielded over the years?

Stop the insanity! Admit you are powerless over your addiction.


Get the Elephant off your back.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein


Chapter 4: Step 2 - A Greater Power

America's Founding Fathers were not afraid to call God their Higher Power.

As stated in the Declaration of Independence, they believed that certain rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were natural "God-given" rights.

They also believed that others like property rights were "inalienable," only able to be transferred with the consent of the person possessing those rights.

Inalienable rights were not God-given, but rather bestowed by men in exercise of their God-given rights.

So what does this all have to do with Step 2 of GOP-Anon's 12 Step Program to believe in a Power greater than ourselves and to restore our political sanity?

Nothing to atheists and agnostics because they cannot by the very nature of their beliefs ascribe to the notion of God given rights.

But for the rest of us God-fearing folks, we recognize that when inalienable rights have been diminished to unrecognizable degree by government office we need to revert to the restoration of belief in our God-given rights.

We must recognize that neither major American party has the will or way to correct the disconnect between God-given rights and inalienable rights bestowed upon American citizens.

From past history, it cannot be expected that the Democrat Party will ever voluntarily attempt to restore a belief in either of these basic constitutional rights issues.

Nor can we now believe the G.O.P., saturated with its party propaganda regarding conservative and family values, can be expected to restore America's political sanity by winning elections with candidates promising or competent to do so.

If we truly believe that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are God-given rights, that inalienable rights flow from them and neither major American political party is currently competent to guarantee us these citizen privileges, our only hope is to "believe a Power greater than ourselves" will help us to provide America a new political party capable of doing so.


Keep religion and politics separated.

"The wall of the separation between church and state therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society" - Thomas Jefferson


Chapter 5: Step 3 - Change Our Registration

GOP-Anon’s Step 3 is direct and simple: Make a decision to change our voter registration to independent, non-affiliated or blank

Benny C. recently reregistered as a voter with no party affiliation.

He is an official independent voter, free from the lunacy so evident in both current major American political parties.

“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”  -  Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage


Chapter 6: Step 4 - Make an Inventory

GOP-Anon's Step 4 asks us to make a searching and fearless moral inventory of our political selves. 

Step 4 is more difficult than it appears to be on its surface. Since politics is the art of promise and half-lies, these traits are liable to infiltrate into our making an inventory of our political selves.

If we are a Country Club Republican we must admit it.

If we are a Resume Republican, face up to it.

If we harbor thoughts that Honest Abe fought the Civil War to preserve the Union's mercantile interests, fess-up to it.

If there are those of us who truly believe George Bush declared a pre-emptive war on Iraq to right his father's legacy of an unfinished war, be fearless and put it on your Step 4 list.

Don't worry about the harshness of Step 4 tasks. Once you start writing a few of them down it gets easier and easier to write down more of them. Writing them down is a freeing experience.

“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson


Chapter 7: Step 5 - Admit Our Addiction

GOP-Anon’s Step 5 requires us to admit to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our addiction to the G.O.P.

One of the hardest steps in a 12 step program is the one that requires us to admit our addiction to ourselves and others and requires us to make amends to others for harming them as a result of it.

GOP-Anon's Step 5 directs that we admit to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our addiction to the G.O.P.

Admitting to another human being that you’re addicted is very hard to do. One way to ease the pain of admitting an addiction to the G.O.P. to others is to simply advise them that you have changed your registration from Republican to independent or no party affiliation.

You may lose a lot of friends when you admit this to them, especially if they too are addicted. Such friends may accuse you of becoming a Socialist, Marxist or worse, a bleeding heart liberal.

Not to worry, this is all part of the cleansing process involved with severing our psyche from addicting thoughts like trickle down economics, emergency financial bailouts, legitimate pre-emptive wars and self-defined traditional family values.

GOP-Anon cautions you to not become infatuated with the natural high that comes with admitting to others you are addicted to the G.O.P. It is quite natural to feel a great sense of relief when confessing an addiction. Be aware that there is more heavy lifting ahead in steps 6-12 and that sticking to them for the rest of your life is the most difficult thing you will ever be asked to do.

Also be wary that the natural high you will experience might tempt you to look into other extremist wings operating within the structure of the G.O.P. The temptation to seek comfort within other feckless wings of the Republican Party is only a trap brought on by the emotional high of newfound political freedom.

GOP-Anon reiterates: shedding our addiction to the G.O.P. has the goal of returning ourselves and America to political sanity. Political sanity cannot be found within the G.O.P. as it is unfit to rule in a modern society.

“He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Chapter 8: Step 6 - Remove Character Defects

GOP-Anon's Step 6 asks us to be entirely ready to remove all our defects in political character.

Step 6 is absolutely necessary to accomplish Steps 7 to 12. Some GOP-Anon 12-Steppers may find it difficult to sincerely accomplish Step 6, especially when tempted by the excitement of another national election or a Newt Gingrich interview on Fox TV.

GOP-Anon offers this advice to help us with Step 6: try to remember that the purpose of a political party is to field candidates who win elections, especially at a national level. If a party has become unable and incompetent to win national elections, it is inherently defective.

Such is the current status of the Republican Party.

It follows, therefore, that abandoning the G.O.P. and all its beliefs will set us on the road to removing our political defects.

GOP-Anon invites you to set yourself free by establishing your readiness to remove all your defects in political character caused by alliance with the G.O.P.

“Politics is arm wrestling for the rich.” – anonymous


Chapter 9: Step 7 - Turn-off Conservative Media

Political parties exist to bring voters with common political beliefs together to select candidates who will win elections.

The G.O.P. in large part because of conservative talk radio and TV has incapacitated itself to do so, especially at the national level.

Talk radio political shock jocks have sapped Republican political energy by molding issues into hardened kernels of subtle class and racial warfare that break bonds with reasonable voters who know better when it comes to the election of an American president.

Conservative political shock jocks will continue to pretend they aid and abet the conservative movement while their audiences shrink by not appealing to the sacrosanct independent voter so cherished by the likes of the last G.O.P. presidential nominee.

GOP-Anon sums up the current state of conservative media as a crash and burn scenario.

Why go down with its sinking ship? Free your self of the political pap driveled from the mouth of babes.

TURN OFF Conservative Talk Radio and TV!

“Lately I’ve been doing a lot of tuning in and impatiently tuning out. As a longtime fan of talk radio, I don’t think this bodes well for the long-term broad appeal of the medium” – Camille Paglia


Chapter 10: Step 8 - List Harmed People

Step 8 of GOP-Anon's 12 Step Program involves making a list of those we have harmed by displaying behaviors founded on the entrenched values and beliefs of modern G.O.P. conservative RINO and Neo-Con operatives.

Making a list of those we have harmed prepares us for Step 9 in which we must make direct amends to those we have harmed.

If you are severely addicted to the G.O.P., especially as a member of its right-wing, or as an RINO or Neo-Con, making a list of those you have harmed will be a daunting and humbling task.

GOP-Anon's experience indicates the list will likely include individuals from the following political, social and economic strata of America:

GOP-Anon's list of people from groups probably harmed by our G.O.P. modern conservative beliefs:

- illegal aliens

- legal immigrants

- feminists

- gays

- welfare recipients

- scientists

- single moms

- pacifists

- fraternity members

- lower- class trade union members
- airport workers

- 2008 financial meltdown victims

GOP-Anon's list is not all-inclusive but only meant to suggest the depth and breadth of groups that might have been harmed by addicted Republicans foisting their beliefs upon them.

Step 8 calls us to make our own list and move on to the most difficult step in GOP-Anon's 12 Step Program to recovery: making direct amends to such people wherever possible by personally recanting such beliefs except when to do so would injure them or others.

“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” – Dalai Lama XIV



Chapter 11: Step 9 - Make Amends

Step 9 of GOP-Anon's 12 Step Program has to do with making direct amends to people harmed by our addiction to the G.O.P. wherever possible by personally recanting such beliefs to them except when to do so would injure them or others.

As GOP-Anon's founder, Benny C. wants to share his personal experiences with this very difficult step. Using the suggestions outlined in Step 8, Make a list of all people we have harmed with G.O.P.’s modern conservative beliefs, here is how he I tried to make amends to people I have harmed:

1. Illegal Aliens

An addiction to the G.O.P. makes it really easy to harm illegal aliens. G.O.P. rightwing nuts want to kick them all out of town and build a Berlin-like wall around America to keep them from getting back in.

Because of the seriousness of this political character defect, Benny C. needed to make amends directly to an illegal alien even though I didn't personally know one. So, he went to a new box store  construction site near where he lived and went up to what looked to be an illegal Mexican alien working as a mason's helper and extended his hand in friendship to him.

He took it and gave him a pleasant smile. Benny C. began to recant to him his opposition to amnesty, free health care and social service benefits to illegal aliens. He them tried to give the worker a hug.

The illegal alien promptly changed his demeanor, shoving him off and going into a rant which was in Spanish.

His rant drew the attention of the job foreman who came over and told Benny C. that his worker didn't understand English and that he probably thought he was being hit on.

Benny C. asked the foreman how he could say he was sorry in Spanish and the foreman told him he didn't speak Spanish and that he should get off the construction site because of insurance liabilities.

While Benny C.’s attempt to make amends to an illegal alien didn't go quite as he expected, he came away with a great sense of relief that he had done his part in fulfilling GOP-Anon's Step 9. He would  caution GOP-Anon followers to not ignore the part about "except when to do so would injure them or others" involved in Step 9.

2. Legal Immigrants

Benny C. once tried to make amends to a Russian immigrant by telling him he was sorry that back in the early 1980's he believed Russia was The Evil Empire.

He thanked Benny C. for his kind gesture but threw in that was why he left and came to America.

3. Feminists

Benny C. called an old girlfriend who was an avowed feminist lawyer and told her he was very sorry for telling her once that her stand in support of abortion was contrary to natural law. He added that he  wanted to take that back and that we needed offspring from smart persons like her to improve the gene pool for humankind.

She hung-up without saying a word of thanks.

4. Gays

While out to lunch with a gay associate of his. Benny C. told him he was very sorry for being against gay marriage and wanted to tell him he’d changed his mind about the issue ever since New York State has made it legal. He told him since then it's apparent that the world hasn't ended since then but he figured lawyers were going to make out like bandits with the increase in prenuptials, divorce, wills and estate settlement cases.

All of a sudden Benny C.’s friend broke down crying saying he had just been dumped by his life-long partner.

5. Welfare Recipients

This was a tough one because Benny C. didn’t personally know any welfare recipients except those who accept corporate tax breaks and low-cost loans and grants for redevelopment projects around town.

6. Scientists

Benny C. wanted to publically declare to all scientists who believe in global warming that he harmed their esteem and credibility by disputing their claim that the world is warming-up due to mankind's use of fossil fuels and that we are all going to die if we don't do something about it.

He openly recants this position as now sees no matter what are the near term weather extremities, they are all a result of global warming.

7. Single Moms

At a divorce support group Benny C. once frequented, the divorced single guys always shied-away from divorced ladies with full custody of their kids. He now truly see the harm this does to single moms, especially since demographically there are far fewer men than woman and so few of us are committed to a LTR to boot.

8. Pacifists

An old friend of Benny’s who worked at the local men's homeless shelter expatriated to Canada during the Viet Nam era because the draft board didn't buy his conscientious objector argument.

He looked him up at the shelter and told him that he agreed with his personal position on the Viet Nam War and thought that it was the precursor to what we're seeing to today regarding pre-emptive war..

He thanked me and then asked me what a pre-emptive war was.

9. Non-frat College Grads

At a re-union, Benny C. told a group of older college grads that he didn't hold it against any of them who weren’t frat brats in college because he now realized so many wealthy folks who were members of fraternities like Skull and Bones, even when they become P.O.T.U.S.'s, were touched in the head.

He recanted to them by saying if those folks liked getting paddled on the rear-end and being forced to drink themselves to death from alcohol poisoning, they had a right to that personal choice even though it was nutsy.

10. Lower Class Union Members

Recently Benny C. grabbed an airport baggage handler and said he was sorry that he always threw him in with all the other unions when it came to his belief unions have outlived their usefulness to society.

He told him that folks like him who were in the lower tiers of the labor force still need unions to offset the way they were treated by the public and their bosses.

The bag handler thanked Benny C. and stood there waiting for a tip.

11. Airport Workers

Benny C. apologizes for harm brought to the airport workers brought about when he said to a passenger behind him at the security check that "it used to be so much fun to fly."

He was overheard by a TSA agent, pulled out of line and hustled-off to a detention room for questioning.

He missed his flight but was satisfied he had successfully recanted to another whom he may have harmed by a belief that fighting terrorism at all costs is a good idea.


12. Victims of the 2008 financial meltdown

At the time of the 2008 financial meltdown Benny C. had no pity for those who lost everything they had. He figured it was a natural condition of a free and unregulated marketplace.

After observing the G.O.P. 2012 presidential nominee, he changed his attitude toward unregulated financial markets. He apologizes to all those who got sucked into believing hedge fund managers are no more than crapshooters with grandiose visions of themselves.

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”  - Benjamin Franklin
Chapter 12: Step 10 - Admit Wrongs

Like all other 12 Step Programs, GOP-Anon's Step 10 is no different. It requires that we do our homework for the rest of our lives by taking inventory of our personal political thoughts and actions and when wrong, promptly admitting it.

GOP-Anon advises its 12 Steppers to take this step seriously. Too many of us will overlook subconscious behaviors that are embedded in our psyche by the G.O.P. talk radio propaganda machine. It’s not  OK to smoke cigars or to not worry about the unemployed because it's just part of the collateral damage resulting from a free trade policy.

Take for instance the historic free trade agreements passed by Republican congresses during the Clinton and Bush presidencies.

Did we believe the Republican pap that reciprocal trade with foreign countries was going to create new American jobs lost by transfer to lower-wage countries.

At the time, a free trade policy sounded plausible to Benny C.? Who cared where the small electric motors that powered car windows, wipers and seat adjustments were made?

Exporting these specific jobs to Mexico caused major layoffs at a manufacturing plant in Benny C.’s home town that made those small car accessory motors and most of the middle-aged men and women who were laid-off have never economically recovered from the action.

Benny C. realizes he was wrong and promptly admits it in this chapter.

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” – Aristotle


Chapter 13: Step 11 - Learn the U.S. Constitution

Step 11 of GOP-Anon’s 12 Step Program directs us to seek through an open mind and learning to improve our conscious contact with and knowledge of the principles of the Constitution of the United States and show a willingness to carry them out.

During the Reagan-led Republican Revolution (RRR’s) the G.O.P. said it was the protector of the U.S. Constitution and the rights it bestows on us.

As more Republicans became addicted to their party, many as RINOs and NeoCons, the so-called "revolution" was diluted by party addicts who took it upon themselves to preach a particular political brand of Republicanism that alienated voters.

RRR's fully supported the rich and powerful, gave us a catastrophic 2012 Republican primary, handily lost the 2012 presidential election in which 3,000,000 supporters stayed home and fielded a candidate who stunk-up the campaign trail something awful.

RRR’s are G.O.P. addicts. We need to break our addiction "with an open mind and learn to improve our conscious contact with and knowledge of the principles of the Constitution of the United States and show a willingness to carry them out."

Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."


Chapter 14: Step 12 - A Spiritual Awakening

Step 12 is the final step for by breaking our addiction to the G.O.P. It asks for a spiritual awakening, to carry our message to other G.O.P. addicts and practice these principles in all our affairs.

By practicing GOP-Anon's 12 Steps and carrying its message to others we soon realize that separating church and state is as important in politics as it is in government. Our Founding Fathers knew this when they established the separation of church and state principle in the U.S. Constitution.

Step 12 helps us realizes our spiritual awakening is based on a new personal freedom unfettered by short-sighted political party views.
GOP-Anon's view is forward-looking, guided by a Constitution meant to temper rule by fear of violence and confiscatory taxation.

Separating church and state in politics and government leads us to a spiritual awakening promised by GOP-Anon’s 12 Step Program.


A spiritual awakening.

“As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. … That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.” – Anthony de Mello



To understand Benny C.’s struggle with his addiction to the G.O.P., here’s an anecdotal account of his first GOP-Anon meeting after the G.O.P. broke its “no new tax” pledge to America:

Benny C’s Struggle

“Hi, my name is Benny C. I'm a recovering G.O.P. political junkie. The last time I voted as an addicted Republican was November 6th, 2012.

I was so addicted to the G.O.P. that my constant political rants and raves, my negative harping about G.O.P. policies drove away my wife and alienated my family and friends.

I knew I had hit bottom when the 2012 election was called for President Obama. The next morning I couldn’t get up from bed and I couldn’t eat all day. I kept tuned to conservative talk radio and TV hoping it was all a dream or the results were incorrectly tabulated.

Then on January 2nd, 2013 came the about face of G.O.P. leadership breaking its promise to not raise taxes on the rich. I knew then that I had a deep and serious addiction to the G.O.P. and that I could not break it without help.

So, here I am in the fellowship of other G.O.P. addicts, grateful to get help with my withdrawal and recovery from addiction to the G.O.P.
And with your help and the Grace of God, I hope to complete the 12 Step Program to remove the pain of my addiction and to lead a more rewarding life free from the Big Elephant that’s been on my back.”

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Join Benny C. by forming GOP-Anon groups in your community.




If you want to help spread the word about the 12 Step Program to others who are alone and helpless trying to break their addiction to the G.O.P., contact Benny C. at bennyc2013@yahoo.com .

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Let the Paulites Begin

Son of Ron has declared that his recent filibuster was "only the beginning."

GOPAP begs to differ. The Paulite movement began with the 2012 Republican primaries and gained credibility with the takeover of the Iowa Republican Party.

Can the G.O.P. survive the Paulites? GOPAP says no. Either it will succumb to them in the long run or force them out to form their own third party.

Interesting days are ahead.

The end of the beginning?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GOPAP's NEOCON Lexicon

In celebration of neoconservatism in which disaffected liberal Democrats and other left-wing political groups migrated to the Republican Party, GOPAP presents its Neocon Lexicon so that our readers might better understand the movement:

  • neoconservatism: like the term "progressive," neoconservative is a way for liberals to mask their true objective to destroy a major political party from within
  • trickle-down: a common malady experienced by old white neocons who refuse to wear Depends
  • free trade: a craigslist category in which folks pass around to one another cheap foreign-made goods having no value after six months of use
  • balanced budget amendment: a non sequitur term in government which raises the hopes of those addicted to the G.O.P. and prolongs their agony while waiting for it to happen
  • sequester: the name of a yacht owned by Mitt Romney
  • amnesty: the neocon converse of NIMBY
  • Republican Revolution: a term that describes a silly late 20th century political parlor game invented by Newt Gingrich
  • The Party of No: a creation of the Neocon wing of the G.O.P. designed to mimic the old Know Nothing political movement of the 1850's and help destroy it by branding it as a bunch of old grumpy rich guys
  • flavor of the month: a practice of the modern G.O.P. to assuage their guilt by anointing high profile messengers with a minority bent in order to deflect the fact that there are so few of them within the party
  • Keystone Pipeline: secret neocon codeword for the source of high grade pot
  • right to bear arms: a southern red-neck, Christian-right term for protecting the right to wear cut-off denim shirts
  • filibuster: a word used by southern neocons when filling-up the car at an attended gas pump