Friday, June 14, 2024

The Right-Cheek Ass Clown for June, 2024

We're almost halfway through June, and it's taken this long to get to the first opportunity to recognize a deserving ass clown for the month. Let's get to it ...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, the tinfoil and toilet paper crown of 

The Right-Cheek Ass Clown for June, 2024

is presented to

The Authors and Architects of Project 2025

Project 2025 is a presidential transition operation organized and led by the the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing think tank, to create a government ready to step into power immediately if Der Furor returns to office on Jan. 20, 2025*. 

The complete agenda for Project 2025 is laid out in a 900-page document titled "Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise." It envisions a government completely staffed with conservative activists, dedicated to conservative principles, and wholly focused on implementing the aims of a conservative president ... even when those aims are at variance with the Constitution. In 30 chapters divided into five sections, it presents a plan to completely replace non-political, professional government employees with well-vetted conservative activists chosen not for their technical skill, but for their absolute dedication to carrying out the orders of a president with unlimited powers.

Conservative Republican efforts to lay the groundwork for quickly overturning more than 200 years of American government and jurisprudence have been underway for decades, stacking state governments with conservatives, gerrymandering congressional districts to ensure conservative candidates win regardless of the ballot totals, and filling state and federal benches with deeply conservative judges. This long-term spadework has positioned the GOP to take complete control of federal, state, and local governments and the judiciary, effectively cementing conservative rule of the nation for generations, regardless of the desires of citizens as expressed in free and fair elections.

You may recall that the GOP did not publish a formal platform for the 2020 election, declaring simply that "... the Republican Party has and will continue to enthusiastically support the President’s America-first agenda [and] that the 2020 Republican National Convention will adjourn without adopting a new platform until the 2024 Republican National Convention." As that 2024 convention approaches, Project 2025 uses the candidacy of a popular**, yet fundamentally flawed candidate to implement the most radical change in the direction*** of the nation since Franklin Roosevelt pulled the nation from the Great Depression with the New Deal. You can read a good summary of the Project 2025 effort by the PBS News Hour here

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, the June Right-Cheek Ass Clown Award is presented to the authors and architects of Project 2025 - a project that might more accurately be titled, "Blueprint for Eliminating the Constitution and Returning to the Glory Days of the 1930s without Having to Deal with That Annoying and Time-Consuming Amendment Process and the Interference of Those Pesky Voters." If you think a government staffed by sycophants drawn from the bottom of the competency barrel is a good thing, your time has come.

Have a good day and be sure to come back tomorrow, when Cartoon Saturday - in "honor" of Der Furor and those who would put him on a throne - takes a look at kings. More thoughts then.


* An event generally referred to as "The Apocalypse."

** For the life of me, I can't understand why this foul creature, bereft of dignity, compassion, education, and common sense, is so popular. I just don't understand a large chunk of the American population.

*** Forward, into the 1930s!


John A Hill said...

I don't know if I should be scared or sad or scary sad about the state of the conservative party.

Mike said...

Project 2025 deserves left, right, center, and debris.

allenwoodhaven said...

They cloak themselves in conservatism but aren't. There are many deceased Republicans who are turning in their graves. Lincoln is probably spinning like a top!