Former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes is hoping that Jesus will help the GOP impeach “hardcore socialist” President Obama, putting an end to the President’s “destructive socialist coup d’état,” RightWingWatch reports.
Keyes proclaimed all of this in a recent piece published on far-right GOP propaganda organ, WorldNetDaily.
Putting aside for a moment the fact that President Obama was elected to the presidency twice in recent years (Keyes calls those “sham presidential election[s],” presumably because his guy lost), Keyes claims Obama is a “socialist ideologue practic[ing] gangster government” with the goal of “impos[ing] the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat.'”
Keyes laments the fact that today’s crop of Republicans in the US House and US Senate don’t have the backbone to impeach the President. In his typically-constipated literary style, Keyes explains:
This self-defeating view of things has a specious ring of truth that allows the GOP’s elitist faction quislings to belittle and ridicule the very idea of impeachment/removal. This discourages many of the conservatives who long for an end to the Obama nightmare, while slyly belittling their intelligence and common sense.
Keyes suggests that “the people” can overcome the GOP congress’ love of Marxism by turning to Jesus, who everyone knows was, like the GOP, far more in favor of corporate tax cuts than helping the poor and less fortunate:
[T]hose who believe in Jesus Christ’s permanent resurrection of hope, look unflinchingly into the abyss, sure that if they remember and trust in God’s law of love and mercy, He has the power to restore their nation to the better path of human destiny. It is especially (though not exclusively) among such people that the movement to impeach and remove Obama and his cronies from office arises
Finally, to seal the deal, in case you weren’t quite yet convinced of his insanity, Keyes closes his screed by quoting abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, who apparently would be in favor of removing from office the first black president: “Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow.”
All kidding aside, I’m always somewhat amazed by people like Keyes, who obviously aren’t stupid, yet are clearly somewhat crazy. Though I suppose mental illness, or whatever infects the far right of the Republican party, isn’t limited by intellect. Still, you’d think someone who could string together a decent sentence would be smart enough to see through the bs, rather than be the one spewing it.
When it comes to the leadership of the Republican party, you’d be wrong.