If you’re wondering what motivates the Republicans in Congress who have opposed the Obama stimulus plan tooth and nail, then you aren’t alone. Mark Anderson is not only baffled; he’s furious.
The first inkling that, having literally destroyed America’s domestic and international well-being, the remaining GOP crowd were going to get even worse, came with the stimulus vote. It seems to have started with Rush Limbaugh, an embarrassing dinosaur on AM radio who seems now to be running the party, in lieu of anyone else raising their hand. “I hope he fails!” he shouted to his listeners the day of Obama’s inaguration.
Let’s look at that for a moment. Since then, Rush, a convicted drug addict and no sane person’s idea of a role model, has tried to back off of his statement, whining away that it was a defensive comment after all those bad things other people said about his boy, George Bush. Another lie, in a long series of lies. Why does he even bother? He said it, and he should be a man: stand by your word.
Today’s headline in the WSJ:
GOP Attacks Climate Plan as Too Costly
Let me say this clearly: since Reagan, by uniting the Christian Coalition with old-line Eisenhower Republicans in order to win the election, laid the seeds for the destruction of his own party, nothing really has changed. Bush Jr. forced the Christians to shut up during his opening convention, in return for getting lots of power later, and they went along: the convention did not mention abortion, there was no rancor on the floor, and the nation was split along abortion lines from then on.
What do Republicans stand for today? Well, in truth, they don’t have a clue. But some evil mind in their ranks is telling them that, in the midst of the greatest crisis perhaps ever faced by the nation, they should simply oppose whatever Obama and his party suggests.
Is that all you’ve got?
If that is all you’ve got, then what you are doing should be deemed illegal. You aren’t even trying to offer us a new path; you are just doing what you did for the last eight years: wrecking America.