Speaker of the House, John “Weepy” Boehner has finally put his Official Stamp of Approval on the Party of NO. Then again, anyone who has been watching the debt ceiling crisis escalate, until Boehner finally walked away yesterday, knew that the Republicans were not dealing in good faith from the beginning.
Even though there are a variety of conflicting polls regarding the GOP’s hardline stance, the fact is most Americans are fed up with constant drama.
The GOP has been nothing short of irresponsible and I say that as a person who has voted often enough for Republican candidates.
As I recently explained to one of Adam Kinzinger’s aides, just because he got my vote in the last election he shouldn’t expect it in the next given his support of Paul Ryan’s fuzzy logic and his embracing an extreme position at a time we can least afford it. Of course that is just me (and my wife) – but thus far he has gone from a favored politician to an outcast. When an elected leader fails to grasp the enormity of the damage that their so-called “principled stand” will unleash tells me that they aren’t thinking for themselves and are instead being led around by a nose ring. Adam Kinzinger knows full well that his district has been harder by the economic depression than most and staying the course with his Tea Party brethren will just make it worse for those he says he represents. And that’s too bad.
Matter-of-fact it is too bad for anyone in the GOP that is aligned with Grover Norquist and the Extreme Right Agenda. I no longer trust their vision nor their intentions as it has become abundantly that their agenda is focused solely on wiping out what is left of the Middle Class. And since I fall into that socioeconomic group, well it is time to say bye bye. Any candidate looking for my vote will have to take a moderate pledge that protects “everyone’s interests.”
The Party of No started the financial crisis long before Barack Obama entered the Oval Office. The reality is that Democrats and Republicans both share in the blame when it comes to raising the debt ceiling and spending as if there was no tomorrow. The GOP has been trying to make the sitting president the “sole scapegoat” for all of our economic woes, and that is just not sitting right with me. Quite frankly, it think it is an outright lie!
I also happen to think that most Americans feel the same way. Americans are not only a hell of a lot smarter than that, but have watched the Republicans expose themselves for what they are during this current crisis. Fortunately, neither the Extreme Right or the Left can win without the support of Centrists. And as I see it – there will be hell to pay for many politicians in 2012. Both sides will lose too, but, the Republicans will face a backlash similar to what swept them into the majority in the House of Representatives.
Seems to me the time has come for some politicians to get off their asses!
Tick, Tick, Tick!
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