Monday, February 15, 2010

Are Republicans Obstructionists? Ask Rachel Maddow

This video pretty much explains itself. Congressional Republicans' knees jerk in opposition every time President Obama advocates something, anything, no matter what it is. They will even reverse themselves on policy. Here, the main topic is the economic stimulus. -- MJ


Jack Jodell said...

Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann consistantly do a great job of refuting Republican lies and pinning them down with the facts. Their shows should be required viewing for all.

Anonymous said...

The bottom line is, I think the American people are tired of the failures of the Democratic party.

We need some fresh faces in the Congress. The American people understand this and this is why the Republicans are predicted by polls to make big gains in the Congress in the coming elections.

The Democrats had their chance and they blew it. Now, let's give the other party a chance. If we do, then we can once again enjoy the economic prosperity that Americans enjoyed for much of 2000 to 2007.

I urge all Americans to put the partisanship and pettiness aside. Vote GOP in November. I guarantee you that the Republicans will work hard to end the gridlock in Congress and they'll end all the nasty partisanship that the American people have become tired of.

Manifesto Joe said...

Sorry it has taken so long to respond to the second poster, but it took that long for me to stop laughing.

What you are suggesting is analogous to someone in 1933 saying that the way out of the Great Depression would be to revert to the economic policies of Calvin Coolidge.

The Great Recession, the hole we're in now, didn't happen overnight, either. The economic mismanagement of 1981-93 and 2001-2008 set us up with huge deficits, and now obstructionist Republicans are against the Keynesian policy of deficits to help pull us out of this? Since when did they become concerned? When they voted, to a member, in the House against the Clinton economic plan in 1993, which eventually produced record surpluses before Il Doofus got in there and handed out tax bonanzas to his rich friends?

To you, nonpartisanship not only means capitulation, but also Einstein's definition of insanity: repeating the same process over and over, expecting a different result.

Republicans were in power most of the past 30 years. And, since they've packed the courts with right-wingers, the Supreme Court has basically handed them back the country by ruling that it's legal for the Fortune 500 to essentially buy Congress and the presidency. They had their chance, and now it's a cinch they'll get plenty more. Once they've run us into the ground as far as they had by 1932, then maybe the American people will REALLY wise up.

Jack Jodell said...

I'll back you up 100% on all you just said, Manifesto Joe. That "Anonymous" fellow is either totally clueless or a total Republican partisan. The main reason for Democratic "failure" has been total non-cooperation by Republicans. Other than just before the Civil War in 1860, no party has ever voted as a solid bloc in opposition to the President the way today's Republicans have. This is not governance in good faith: it is deliberate political sabotage. No party except today's Republicans has ever filibustered each and every vote either. And as far as partisanship goes, the Republicans take the cake there. In the recent Frist-DeLay era of a conservative Republican-controlled Congress, they shut out the then-minority Democrats as had no party before or since. So Mr. Anonymous is thoroughly full of hogwash in guaranteeing great governance by the Republican Party. The ONLY thing the GOP will give us is more unneeded tax breaks for the rich and more jobs going overseas in the name of "free trade."