Wednesday, July 13, 2011

GOP "Leadership"

Losing the Future.

After the Bush years, when the Republican-controlled Congress was led by the likes of Majority Leader Denny Hastert & the infamous Speaker-turned-felon Tom Delay, it's hard to imagine any worse.

However, the current group of GOP leadership has turned out to be inept beyond belief.

The Republicans in Congress are unwittingly doing Obama a favor by making him look like the only guy in DC trying to get things done in a reasonable manner.

I watch this stuff closely (for some reason)... & try to objectively see the points of views I disagree with. During these lengthy 'negotiations' on the debt ceiling & the budget, the Republicans have been defending the indefensible, though. Of course, nobody wants to raise taxes on lower incomes, but to say that no new revenues can be raised by any means... is just not realistic.

Minority Leader McConnell, House Speaker Boehner, & Eric "Bet Against America" Cantor have openly dedicated themselves to the cult of Grover Norquist's government-drowning fantasies & people are seeing the real potential for disaster.

Even though there is alot of political theater going on, it can affect people's lives in real ways. They've acted like they are ready to play chicken with the debt limit & the American economy, in order to continue catering to the very wealthiest entities in this country. Turtleman McConnell has blinked, though, & is now taking some heat from his angry base for showing his true lack of resolve.

So, instead of purposefully solving America's problems, the GOP leadership have clearly been playing political brinkmanship to pander to the ideologues.

Here are some of my favorite recent tidbits coming from the characters Obama's trying to deal with:

Debt-limit Increase is Obama's Problem"

Huffington Post:
"Eric Cantor Hit By Democrats
For Potentially Profiting From U.S. Default"
"Mitch McConnell (R-KY) maintains
GOP's priority is 'defeating Obama in 2012"

Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell's priority isn't creating jobs, or solving America's many crises.

Hopefully his constituents realize that soon & get him out of the Senate. He's unbearable to watch in interviews & speeches. Cantor's a close second.

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