Why is the GOP Playing Games With Americans?
One year after the Stimulus bill was passed, the GOP is still touting it as a waste of tax payer's money. They will tell you how Democrats have mortgaged away the futures of our children with these rampant tax-and-spend programs. But at the same time...they are benefiting from the very programs they supported in private, but lambasted in public.
I don't know about you, but I saw this coming a mile away. I remember last summer, for example, how Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal(R) said that he would not only vote against the stimulus, but he would in fact TURN DOWN stimulus money. And what do you think happened after that? That's right, he TOOK THE MONEY. But he's not the only one.
A few weeks ago, President Obama confronted Republicans regarding this hypocrisy, blasting them for their condemnation of the stimulus bill, but then showing up at ribbon cuttings for projects created by stimulus money. Rachel Maddow has done an outstanding job of calling out those Republicans that ran their mouths so fervently against the stimulus bill, but had no problem taking credit for it.
These people are playing games, plain and simple. Our political system has been reduced to the same status of a reality show. Each politician is just trying to survive long enough to reach the next election cycle; and they will do or say anything they can to get votes. And while all of this is going on, nothing is getting done.
I know my headline blames the GOP specifically for a problem that exists in both parties. The problem is that the Republicans are WAY over-the-top here. Even when the topic came up on Meet the Press this weekend, and Rachel Maddow confronted Rep. Aaron Schock on the issue of the stimulus bill, he refused to concede. But even the dimmest bulb can clearly see that the GOP is only interested in making themselves look good. They need to battle Obama to show off to their base, then they sneak themselves into photo ops for projects that would not have been possible, if it weren't for Obama and his awful, America-killing Stimulus Bill. And they will probably do the same for Health Care. And the Jobs Bill. And everything else that Obama touches.
Look, we get it. Obama is the anti-Christ. He's a commie. He's the Devil. He's Stalin and Hitler, he's arrogant and uppity, and all the other things you want to call him because it's not fashionable to call him a "nigger". But one of these days, all that ignorance is going to destroy the GOP. While they are playing games, and lying to their base to feed them the crap that they want to hear so that they will pull the lever with the red (R) next to it come election time, those same people will go another 3 years without jobs, or adequate heath care insurance, and a crumbling infrastructure, and an education system that has long been in the sh*tter. And we'll all be left with a nation of idiots that will continue to vote against their interests, and will continue to allow the "real" elites to continue to run the country into the ground.
But hey...at least they'll be White...
Most Recommended Comment
Nyack, New York, United States