Have doubts that Rush is head of the party these days? Well, Michael Steele is the head of the RNC, which means that technically he is the party leader. And Steele admirably stood up to Rush Windbag the other day saying indeed he (Steele) was the party head and that Rush's show is "ugly" and "incidinary." I was happy to see that there was still a semi-sensible person left in the Republicanistical Party who was willing to stand up to Rush because so many of the Congressional Repubs refuse to criticize Windbag in any way.
Well, apparently I spoke and thought too soon. It turns out that like so many other spineless Republicans before him--Michael Steele has come cowering back to Windbag and apologized for daring to question the radical Oracle. Is this kind of hardright philosophy, which wants the president to fail just so that the Republicans can have a better shot in 2012 at power at the expense of the future and financial stability of America what people want to believe in right now? Most everyone in this country (if not world) is rooting for our president because if he fails then the country fails and that means depression and possible civil unrest.
Do we really want to entrust our future in a Republican Party, which has turned inward on itself and only gotten more frindge and extreme? Or do we want to do something big for the country that could not only eventually pull us out of this economic downturn but pave the way for a sound economy with new industries that would pay off double for decades to come? I'm putting my support behind the stable, unflappable, deliberative, visionary steadiness of our current president.
Times are changing--the new jobs will be in green energy and the shrunken Republicanistical Party still clings to oil as the solution. They need to update their ideas if they want to be relevant as a party in the decades to come. As it is they are stuck in an echo chamber where they circled the wagons (those who are still left in the party) and only become more obstinate and radical. They just repeat the same sycophantic, intolerant phrases over and over to each other until they think they everyone thinks as they do. They are going to continue to loose the younger generations with their outdated social views such as opposing gay marriage. They have no ideas, no solutions and only say "no" to everything that Obama is trying to do.
President Obama is trying to bring them to the table but they are still burned by the election and refuse to compromise. They have become the party of "no" and so how can you work with such obstructionism? And at a time when we need our Congress to be working together the most!! Let it be known that it is the Republicans who are standing in the way of trying to fix this economy and make it stronger once we stablize things. What few ideas they have are simply the failed ones of the Bush era. We tried tax cuts to the rich for eight years and it gave us this deep and painful recession. We might be witnesses the end of the Republican party--the next Whig or Known-Nothing party.
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