The difference between parties are disgustingly easy to find…posted by Bill Arnett @ 1:00 PM Permalink Democrats:
By redirecting enormous streams of deficit spending toward programs like health care, education and energy, and paying for some of it through taxes on the rich, pollution surcharges, and cuts in such inviolable programs as farm subsidies, the $3.55 trillion spending plan Mr. Obama is undertaking signals a radical change of course that Congress has yet to endorse.Republicans:
The deficit he inherited, a shortfall of more than $1 trillion as the current fiscal year began, has continued to swell in recent months with additional bank bailouts, the first wave of spending from a newly enacted stimulus plan and the continuing costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Conservatives and Republicans will disapprove of this effort. They will oppose it. Can they do so effectively?So there it is in a nutshell.
Perhaps -- if they can find reasons to obstruct and delay. They should do their best not to permit Obama to rush his agenda through this year. They can't allow Obama to make of 2009 what Franklin Roosevelt made of 1933 or Johnson of 1965. Slow down the policy train. Insist on a real and lengthy debate. Conservatives can't win politically right now. But they can raise doubts, they can point out other issues that we can't ignore (especially in national security and foreign policy), they can pick other fights -- and they can try in any way possible to break Obama's momentum. Only if this happens will conservatives be able to get a hearing for their (compelling, in my view) arguments against big-government, liberal-nanny-state social engineering -- and for their preferred alternatives.
While the Democratic Party, lead by President Obama, seeks to improve the country, create jobs, provide care for our citizens and educate our children, the republican party seeks nothing but the destruction and obstruction of government after having raped and pillaged America for the last eight years.
There MUST be a lot of decent people in the republican party that despise the fact that the republican leadership continues to seek the destruction of our government, and thus the country will fail to recover and possibly collapse under the weight of the financial crisis, two wars, and all because they don't want President Obama succeed.
Where are these people and why are they not screaming at the rnc committee and minority leaders of their party to stop the BS and actually do something good for America, even if it doesn't serve the GOPs arrogance and Machiavellian desires to rule everything at any cost, to the detriment of the entire country.
Does patriotism, comity, and a wish to improve our lives no longer exist?