Saturday, January 31, 2009

Republicans Can't Understand Why Obama Doesn't Adopt Their Program Of Failure and Ruin


Michael Steele promises to be GOP's connection to average Americans and, apparently, below average ones too

One of the worst of the Inside-the-Beltway political journo hacks has long been-- for as long as anyone remembers, in fact-- David Broder over at the Washington Post. And those looking for a dose of insipid, asinine Broderism won't be disappointed by his silly column tomorrow about how badly Obama needs Republicans. Broder, of course, is non-partisan, bipartisan, post-partisan... so long as all those sans accrue to the benefit of whichever Establishment GOP elitists he happens to be shilling for. When he says that "The first important roll call of the Obama presidency looked as bitterly partisan as any of the Bush years," he isn't blaming his heroes the Republicans, of course. He knows the talking points-- it was Pelosi's fault. That not a single Republican legislator voted for a Stimulus package Obama gave away the store to Republicans when crafting and that not a single Republican legislator voted for a Stimulus package that the overwhelming majority of American voters want to see passed isn't because they're too partisan; it's because Nancy Pelosi, Charlie Rangel and David Obey are. And Broder ought to know; every single Republican in Town has adopted that point as their mantra this week.

Broder, of course, would never in a million years think to ask the real front-line Republicans-- the party's governors, who have to face real families in real pain all over America, not just Grover Norquist, Tony Perkins and Rush Limbaugh sucking down weenies at Villager cocktail parties. The Republican governors see it a little differently from the viciously partisan ideologues and obstructionists.
Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care.

Their state treasuries drained by the financial crisis, governors would welcome the money from Capitol Hill, where GOP lawmakers are more skeptical of Obama's spending priorities.

Inside the Beltway, the talk is about how Republicans are losing patience with Obama and the Democrats. Mitt Romney, still deluded enough to think he's going to be his bigoted party's first Mormon nominee was appalled that the Democratic President, House and Senate didn't adopt the anti-Stimulus bill the Republicans offered, chock full of proposals that have impoverished the country over the past 8 years while further enriching a few thousand families, one of which happens to be named Romney. Unless the Democrats adopt these failed and catastrophic policies, which were overwhelmingly given the big thumbs down by the voters in November, the Republicans are going to... continue obstructing and whining to the media and trying to undermine America. They're Republican politicians; what else could anyone expect from them.

Their Party's laughable new chairman, Michael Steele, started his term with a huge acknowledgment that the GOP is the Party of Doom and Obstruction:
"Let me start by saying, the goose egg that you laid on the president’s desk was just beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Now, folks, I know we’re in the era of bipartisanship, but it’s easy to be bipartisan when you outnumber the minority two to one. Anyone can be bipartisan then. But I thought it was very, very important that you sent a signal, and you sent it loudly and very clearly, that this party, that the leadership of this caucus, will stand first and foremost with the American people. You made it very clear that in order to grow through this recession, that you would not redistribute the wealth of the people of this nation. That you would empower them to earn it, invest it, save it, and spend it on their terms."

I suppose by "the American people," he means the folks in those board rooms he's vowing the GOP will be taking its marching orders from. The actual American people want the Stimulus package-- just like the Republican governors, who Steel ought to be paying more attention to, unless he's planning on hitting the pavement looking for a new job along side Ken Blackwell and Chip Saltsman.

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At 7:33 AM, Blogger B in Florida said...

Many Republicans live in their own little fantasy world, and have no clue what the real America wants or needs. They have come to hate and fear anyone who dares challenege their belief system especially when it has failed them.


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