Brian Sullivan unleashes a necessary rant about the Republican Party
Morning Joe had a panel discussing Benghazi. In other words, Fox News and a Republican Congress have successful coerced the traditional media into covering a false narrative on a tragic story.
Chuck Todd, a journalist that has recently seemed to have been taken hostage by Right Wing talking points surprisingly gets it right. He acknowledges that new Benghazi investigation is occurring because Republicans do not like the truths revealed from the many other investigations.
“As for the need for the select committee, I will hear Republicans say but there are unanswered questions,” Chuck Todd says. Well no, all the questions have been answered, there are just some people who do not like the answers, that wishes the answers were somehow more conspiratorial, I guess. What I don’t understand is their focus seems to be off. Have a conversation about the policy. Have a debate and investigation to whether the policy is working, to whether the response to the Arab spring, to whether we did the right thing with the light footprint in Libya. To sit here and investigate talking points seem to be totally missing the larger point here. It’s like investigating who cut down a tree, one tree in a forest that’s been burned down.”
CNBC’s Brian Sullivan eventually could not take the ridiculous punditry on the story and the behavior of the Republicans any longer. He exploded. He said his parents are Conservatives and implied he was as well.
“Can we just stop saying, the Republican Party, as somebody that grew up in a conservative household, I don’t recognize the Republican Party of even my youth, “Brian Sullivan said. “I don’t like what I see. I don’t like the far Right. I don’t like the extremism. They’ve pushed me away. As somebody who is pretty much not religious, right, pro same sex marriage, pro legalization of marijuana for the most part, OK, what Party is this. What Party am I supposed to be in, when I am a fiscal conservative who believes that small government can often be better. There are times for larger government. So we keep saying the Republican Party. … But I don’t know who the Republican Party is anymore. I don’t know if the Republican Party knows who the Republican, cause it is not a Party, unfortunately Republicans, that I can get on board with because I don’t like the small minded attitude, a lot of the far Right Wing stuff that comes out.”
If one listen’s to Brian Sullivan it becomes immediately evident that his Party has left him. It has left many other wise good and noble Republicans. Most interestingly is how Democratic Brian Sullivan sounds. It is almost like the Democratic Party has morphed into the Republican Party of old. Is there a place for true Liberals and Progressives anymore? They must reengineer the parties.