No doubt about it, President Obama is terrible. He's surrounded by creeps too. One would think that Romney would be blowing him away in the polls by now. He's not. The race is a dead heat. Hmmm. I wonder why …

Governor Bob McDonnell (R-Va) trying to create a police state

The Virginia Governor is in favor equipping the states police forces with aerial drones that are capable of monitoring peoples every move, waiting to efficiently crack down on its citizens.

When you think about the potential for abuse, it  is truly frightening:

Police drones flying over Virginia would be "great" and "the right thing to do" for the same reasons they are so effective in a battlefield environment, the state's chief executive said Tuesday.

"It's great," he said while speaking on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program. "If you're keeping police officers safe, making it more productive and saving money … it's absolutely the right thing to do."

Got that? Drones are good for policing Virginians because they're effective at killing fighting enemy combatants in war zones. A peek inside the Republican mind.

McDonnell did, however, manage to send former Bush/Rumsfeld speechwriter and neocon luminary Marc Thiessen into a tizzy.

[Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.)]'s national security credentials have come into question, thanks to his mishandling of a bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly that disassociates the commonwealth from the military detention of al-Qaeda or its terrorist affiliates who happen to be U.S. citizens.

[A]ll but four of the 87 elected Republicans in Richmond voted to have the state employees of Virginia lay down their arms in the war against al-Qaeda.

You can't make this stuff up. Thiessen actually asserts that nullification of this year's NDAA means "lay[ing] down their arms in the war against al-Qaeda."

Hey, I'm all for a little hyperbole, but that has got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever read. It just goes to show you how much those neocons do love them some police state.

It's long past time self-styled "conservatives" come to grips with the fact that their support for war, and the Republican Party in general, amounts to approval of the increasingly abusive police state. Free people hate police states. People with any common sense whatsoever hate police states. Hitler, on the other hand, loved the police state.

Yes. I just compared police state-loving Republicans to Hitler. And put it on the Internet.

But, But … What About Obama?

Oh, go ahead, blame it all on Obama if you want. But everybody knows that the Fatherland Protection Racket Department of Homeland Security was built by Republicans. Sure, Rambo Obama has taken advantage of the abusive system. But what did you expect? Did you think the state was run by angels?

Republicans own the PATRIOT Act. The TSA too. People don't like the PATRIOT Act and TSA, after all, they're properly jealous of their civil liberties (71% said no to civil liberty violations in a recent Gallup poll). They don't like getting groped at the airport either. Go figure.

The Republican Party has proven time and time again that they lust for authority above anything else. Republicans, just like Democrats, believe in the unbridled supremacy of the state. Especially the president. Liberty, the Bill of Rights, and the political values that once defined America be damned. The Republican and Democratic parties both insist on nothing less than an unfettered all-powerful state.

For the children, of course.

Why Would Anyone Support the Republican Party?

For anyone who still appreciates the virtue of liberty, the Democratic Party is obviously out of the question. But the Republican Party is out of the question too. They stink. It should surprise no one that John Boehner's Congress is more unpopular than Nancy Pelosi's. To paraphrase Patrick Henry, DC smells like a dead rat.

For those who wished not to believe, Mayor Richard J. Daley and the Democrats proved their police state mettle back in '68 with a police riot at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. They tried to repeat it at this year's NATO summit. Republicans were hoping for the same in 2008 at their convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Not exactly among the timeless principles taught by Dale Carnegie in his classic "How to Win Friends and Influence People," huh? Yet the Republican Party is upping the police state ante this year anyway.

As we speak, House Republicans are pushing legislation "to give the Department of Homeland Security control of more than 50 national parks and forests" It never ends. They simply can't quench their thirst for power. They always need another fix. Limited-government? My arse. Just like Democrats, Republicans demand control over everything.

Even the Internet.

A list of police state grievances and Constitutional violations would be too long for this post. That would require a book. Suffice it to say that the Republican Party supports the American Stasi in all its forms - the embodiment of the total state. Republicans offer nothing to the men and women who value liberty. As half of the two-headed hydra occupying DC, in fact, they are the adversary … the antagonist.