Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Republicans, what the hell are you doing?

I just have to wonder, what is the point of the Republicans fighting President Obama every step of the way? Would they rather see our country totally experience a financial meltdown than maybe just give a little and put their politics aside?

Seems to me they would want to be seen as people who helped plug the leak in the boat rather than the people who prevented the leak from ever being plugged. I don’t think they are helping their already damaged party’s reputation by just standing in the way of everything. Progress is never made by simply standing still.


Blogger Dr. Know said...

What they fear the most - exposure of the constant Mantra of tax-cuts for the wealthy and trickle down as the Big Lie it is - would mean death to a party that is imploding before the eyes of every sane human left in the country.

Fool me once, shame on me; Fool me twice; We can't get fooled again.

Yet I still hear Secret Muslim Islamofacist, Communist and the Anti-Christ. Just yesterday, in fact.


February 24, 2009 2:14 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

republicans suck

when you have people like shelby again questioning the citizenship of obama and bunning (who is certifiable) predicting the death of a supreme court justice - you know you have left all sense of reality behind

they would rather see the country fall apart and live in bushvilles than actually help people - especially "untouchables" aka poor people. people who are not them

the worst people ever

February 24, 2009 4:00 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

If Obama fails, they can say they opposed his policies and that will give them political clout. That's the only hope really left for the Republican Party, for Obama to fail, simply because their own failures are so enormous that there is no way for them to get around them. If Obama fails, then at least they have a chance at being politically relevant again, if he succeeds the Republican Party will spend the next 50 years as a marginalized minority. Unfortunately, given the size of his challenges, failure is a real possibility.

February 24, 2009 6:08 AM  
Blogger Matty Boy said...

I try to put myself in their shoes sometimes, a painful experience but occasionally instructive. We definitely had people on our side who hated Bush as much as they hate Obama, but the people quoting weird paranoid rumors on our side tended to be people not elected to high office.

They really do believe in tax cuts, and they really are trying to convince themselves this economic mess was entirely Freddie and Fannie and not their fault. The idea that nothing is ever their fault does seem a very strong trait, though again, it's human nature for everyone to think things are not their fault.

They are losing customers every day. The TV may still point cameras at them, but there is a real possibility that they could fade away and another party could be the standard bearer for conservative ideals, such as they are.

February 24, 2009 6:11 AM  
Anonymous abi said...

Would they rather see our country totally experience a financial meltdown than maybe just give a little and put their politics aside?

There's no doubt that they would. The Pied Piper of Dittoheads confirmed it.

February 24, 2009 6:38 AM  
Blogger LeftLeaningLady said...

PoP, not only are they not plugging the boat, they are paddling as hard as they can toward an iceberg.

February 24, 2009 7:08 AM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

They do want things to fall apart. And when they do they'll pick through the bones of everything and take the best of what's left. It's a mixture of disaster capitalism and the disaster we know as conservative politics.

February 24, 2009 7:32 AM  
Blogger betmo said...

they have put all of their eggs into the 'the stimulus needs to fail' basket. if the stimulus succeeds, they all lose. they have backed this horse and intend to ride it all the way. and i just found out that my senator, chuckles shumer, wrote a note to obama mamma urging him to tell the gop governors- it's all or nothing baby. no ala carte.

February 24, 2009 7:50 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Too bad karma isn't real. Oh well.

February 24, 2009 7:53 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

They've truly become extremists. I think its the combination of about 40 years of neoconservative teaching, free market radicalism, Reagan hero worship and a real hatred of anything they think is "liberal."

February 24, 2009 10:13 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

If they worked together, they wouldn't be politicians.

February 24, 2009 10:23 AM  
Blogger two crows said...

I agree with Matty Boy -- kinda.
At least I'm hoping--

Picture this:
Another party starts getting lots of votes-- maybe the Green party?

The Democratic party becomes the party of status-quo and the Green party puts forth truly innovative, care-for-the-people agendas.

And the rethuglican party digs its own grave, climbs in and covers itself with dirt.

Well, a girl can dream, can't she?

February 26, 2009 9:13 AM  

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