National Politics - 2016

Blast From The (Bush) Past

“NEVER AGAIN” || By WILL FOLKS || There was a time when I was a “Republican” – when I fell wholly and completely for the “less government, lower taxes” shtick the GOP successfully peddled for decades to impressionable voters. Hell, I even helped peddle the fiction. There was even a time I…


|| By WILL FOLKS || There was a time when I was a “Republican” – when I fell wholly and completely for the “less government, lower taxes” shtick the GOP successfully peddled for decades to impressionable voters.

Hell, I even helped peddle the fiction.

There was even a time I posed alongside former president George W. Bush  (above) – joined by my co-workers on the campaign of former S.C. governor Mark Sanford (another status quo hack who has since joined the “Republican” sellout caucus).

The date was July 29, 2002 to be precise …

Nearly a decade-and-a-half ago …

Thankfully, the scales have since fallen from my eyes. I’ve seen “Republicans” for what they are, and it isn’t pretty. Accordingly, every time my website writes about them, we put the baby quotes around the word “Republican” to make sure people know it is a self-applied label that has been rendered effectively meaningless by decades of intensifying ideological betrayals.

When the GOP tells me about “economic development,” I no longer see shiny ribbons and promised jobs but rather government taking from the many to give to the privileged few.  When the GOP tells me about balancing the budget, I see them pulling the same budget-busting tricks the Democrats use.  When the party tells me about standing firm, I see it surrendering.  When it talks about reducing debt I see it exploding debt further.  When it talks about keeping me safe, I see it recklessly intervening in places it shouldn’t be and wasting billions on weapons that don’t work.

Blah blah, blah blah, BLAH BLAH …

It is, quite simply – all bullshit.

Every bit of it … as evidenced best by the fact that giving “Republicans” control of the U.S. Congress has done absolutely nothing but further empower the radical socialist agenda of U.S. president Barack Obama.

As a result, the GOP is dead to me.  Has been for years, actually.

I will never support another of that party’s establishment candidates.

Ever …

And neither should you … no matter what sort of pressure you face to conform.

“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things,” the Apostle Paul wrote in the first epistle to the church at Corinth.

That’s a guy who knows a thing or two about “scales falling,” huh?

Amen to that …

WILL FOLKS is the founding editor of


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Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

All my efforts to reason with Will Folks is futile. See what I get.
Proverbs 9:7 
Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse, and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.

Fits is a Welfare Queen February 16, 2016 at 11:23 am

Since you’re not a Republican, no one should give a fuck what you think. You’re no different than any other rent seeking, blood sucking, welfare recipient. You use the GOP and those that support it to line your pockets. You are willing to say anything for the right price, and you suck off of the GOP teat, to do so. You Sir, are a scumbag.

Tazmaniac February 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

After all that you forgot to invite Will to go to church with you this Sunday Pogo.

Flip February 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm

Pogo isn’t an actual Christian. If he goes to church he sure as heck doesn’t pay attention….

Nölff February 16, 2016 at 11:51 am

You can change the channel, bucktooth. Nobody is forced to read anything.

laughter Good Medicine February 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Buck Tooth!! I’m dyin’ laughin’!! I’m killin’me!!

Tazmaniac February 16, 2016 at 11:28 am

Tan Mom (3rd left) used to look pretty hot back in the day.

Nevermore February 17, 2016 at 9:26 am

Yeah FITSY, who is the bronze milf?

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm

but – but – Taz, how did she look in the evening?

utah February 16, 2016 at 11:51 am

You’re not a republican because they’re too liberal…but you’ve endorsed the most liberal “republican” running for president–one who wants single payer health care, who believe govt should be able to take property away from one private entity to give to another (talk about “choosing winners & losers”!), and who thinks espouses the MoveOn.Org theory of 9-11. Got it.

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Fits has criticized Haley for not defunding Planned Parenthood while Trump praised Planned Parenthood for the good work they do. This wasnt years ago, but during Saturday’s debate. Incredible!

JB February 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Anyone read anything from Trump endorser, Sarah Palin, since he admitted to that? IIRC she just about called for a lynching of congress for passing the current PP funding.

stumpknocker February 16, 2016 at 11:57 am

republicans are too hard on their elected officials, if you want them to stick it to Obama every chance they get, when do they ever get the time to do anything else?

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 16, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Our Founding Editor is a much bigger man than he was then.

Bosley can help February 16, 2016 at 3:10 pm

Having hair makes you look like you weigh less

ed February 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Agree 100% Will. Also, a ballsy move by Trump is going on. Should he win big in SC – after his Anti-Bush comments Sat. night – he will effectively have flushed the Bushs down the toilet. (If not, this could get interesting). Further, he will be sending a message to anti-Bush Independents/Democrats, that he is open for business in the General Election, should he win the Primary. Just a brilliant, though risky, strategy.

Rubio February 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Your blog was hacked again. I wonder whose responsible?

Bible Thumper February 16, 2016 at 1:19 pm

Will Folks at least has to admit, Republican women are better looking.

Hot in Horry County February 16, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Who is the chick on the right?

erneba February 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm

“Blah blah, blah blah, BLAH BLAH …”
Best comment in an article in a couple of weeks.
I think some people are getting to the point where they feel as though they have had politics up to their ass.
Candidates on both sides are monumental bores. I will be happy when it is over.

Fred Farkel February 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Hmmm. The same points could be made about you, and your blah,blah, BLAHS BLAHS. We have had enough of you and you are a MONUMENTAL BORE as well.

erneba February 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm

Sit, Fred, Sit.

Mary C. February 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm

They are ALL in it for themselves!!!!! A bunch of lying, self serving narcissit who sleep around and could give a damn about the people! Dens or Repubs, no difference really. To hell with all of them!

sbuster1 February 17, 2016 at 9:03 am

George Wallace said it in 1968 “There isn’t a dimes worth of difference between both parties” He was right then and you are right now.

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 2:55 pm

TRUTH: my Cousin Judge has that dime ..!!

idcydm February 16, 2016 at 3:27 pm

I didn’t read Playboy for the articles either.

opengovernmentup February 18, 2016 at 10:51 am

A game we play with children. Have the same candy but in different colors in a bag and let children pick a bag. Seems they always feel the bag they didn’t pick had more/better candy. Seems at one time or another they all said the same things. So pick a bag lmao!

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Will has hair ….. and just take a look at those rosy cheeks! Wonder what was said to him — and by who? … and what’s that “thing” he’s holding in his hand?


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