The Republican Party loved to crack jokes about "Hope and Change" back when President Obama campaigned on it, and in spite of everything he's done to back up his campaign promises, they now paint a picture of a world no one else sees, a fictional account of a doomed American under his direction. Because lies are all they have to offer.
But it's no longer a joke, and now that another Presidential race is approaching, the GOP has gone off the rails. The fine line between the traditional "establishment" and the extremists has disappeared and one need look no further for evidence than the current crop of 2016 canddiates. They have little to offer beyond the same things they've brought us for years, but with the added benefit of unlimited campaign cash thanks to Citizens United. Tax cuts for the rich, all but complete domination of corporations over people, cuts to everything that even resembles a safety net for the victims of years worth of GOP policies that widened the income inequality gap, targeting women and health care.
Yes, their vision for America is a dark one for all but the wealthiest at the top, but they've added a new and frightening twist to one of the things they worship the most.
The Republican Party has always been basically owned by the NRA, but in the wake of what are now routine mass shootings in this country, they've kicked their gun worship up a few notches. Their illogical view that the only solution to daily gun violence is more guns has taken an extreme and ugly turn since last week's latest mass murder at a college in Oregon. Just look at the reactions to it that some of the GOP Presidential candidates had, starting with the one who was once viewed as the "establishment" candidate, and "The Smart One," because he put the shortest possible summation on the usual GOP solution: To do nothing.