Well, the voters have spoken and said that not enough has been done about the economy and bringing back jobs. Thus, they voted in a Republican lead House of Representatives to shake things up. So, you'd think that these Republicans would focus like a laser on the economy and jobs, right? Wrong. As usual they are misreading the election victories for them as a endorsement of the Republican party over Democrats by the voters. Polls show that Americans are just as disappointed with the Republicans as they are the Democrats. So, the votes for Republicans were mainly out of frustration with the stagnate economy, and not a validation of the Republican party's tactics.
The president heard things loud and clear. He got the message that America wants increased attention being paid on jobs. He said as much in his press conference yesterday. So, what did the Republican leader say before the election would be his priority number one? Making sure that President Obama is a one term president. The Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said: "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." Is that really listening to the people who say the single most important thing to do is create JOBS, JOBS, and MORE JOBS!! I don't think even most average Republicans want to see Congress waste their time investigating the president and working to defeat him in 2012.
So, perhaps you'd think McConnell would shift his focus after the election results showed people demanding jobs. Hell, no. He doubled down on his plan to obsess over President Obama being a one-term president. He said:
But the fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, put someone in the White House who won't veto any of these things.
Not once did he say "jobs" in that statement. He's putting the cart before the horse. You can't try to oust the president until two years from now. So, in the meantime Republicans, what are you going to do about jobs?!! Republican, Democrat, Independent, Tea Party, Libertarian or Green Party; people want to see jobs come back. They don't want to see witch hunts and political posturing.
I think the Republicans in Congress are in danger of over-reaching with their power. They are misreading the will of the people to push a personal political agenda. Americans don't want us to focus on the next election. They are hurting and want economic changes. So, if the GOP keeps making this a personal vendetta against the president and his party then I don't think the voters will be in a mood to reward that in 2012.
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