What was the last thing the Republicans got right?
Certainly not anything that would get them elected!
The environment? Shudder!
Regulation of Wall St excesses? It is to laugh.
Equal Rights? Well…..ask your gay and Hispanic friends.
Emergency response, like to, say, Hurricanes and stuff? Yeah, right.
Foreign Policy? Emphatically no.
Running two wars? No they screwed that up good….too.
Not torturing people? They couldn’t even get that right.
The economy, as in not crashing it and harming a huge swath of regular people who trusted them? ….er, no.
And certainly not on Health Care, the costs of which have spiraled out of control under their reign.
The Republicans, given that free reign and truly unlimited power due to the attacks on 9/11, had nearly ALL of the American people behind them, had even the Dems in Congress on their side, had expanded executive and war time powers…and had a media ready to overlook their worst mistakes and still support them.
And even with all of that, even with every advantage and break on their side….they still proved themselves…time and time again….to be base incompetents, unfit to govern, insufficient to craft successful policy, unable to manage simple tasks, unable to live up to their own ideals politically re fiscal responsibility and even unable to live up to their own moral standards and ‘family values.
Yet who are the media, the pundits, the shapers of public opinion and the “Moderate Democrats” still listening to, still in fear of, still bowing to on every single policy crafted to clean up the incredible mess they left our country with?
Those same Republicans.
Let’s just hit the highlights, shall we?
The Republicans squandered the good will of the world after 9/11 and ended up turning the world against us. They let Bin Laden escape from Tora Bora. They invaded Iraq for no reason, costing trillions of dollars on a mistake. They increased terrorism by invading Iraq and bringing Al Qaeda there. They increased it further by implementing an official policy of torture.
The Republicans left people to die in the aftermath of Katrina.
The Republicans repealed regulations that had held Wall St and the banks in check and encouraged an atmosphere of raw greed that led to the economic collapse.
As I say, those are just the highlights, as we all vividly remember …except the media and “Moderate Democrats apparently…how badly the Republicans scrwed EVERYTHING up through bad and incompetent governing, horrible policy decisions, and just plain stupidity born of ideology and insufferable arrogance.
Multiple investigations, in nearly every area they touched, are under way.
Can you, or anyone, name something, anything the Republicans got right?
And yet who are the media and the “Moderate Dems” listening to on virtually every issue that the Republicans just spent eight years screwing up and elevating to crisis level through incompetence and stupidity?
You guessed it, Those Very Same Republicans.
The Republicans that have the lowest public approval rating of any political party since the whigs. The Republicans that have been turned out of office in the biggest combined political defeat over two elections since…..Watergate. The Republicans that the American People have rejected resoundingly at every opportunity.
And yet they are STILL framing the debate and dominating the airwaves…and being allowed to stall Health Care Reform in order to kill it, as is their stated aim…with the exact same strategy the used to screw up EVERYTHING they touched.
Lies and Fear.
And the media and “Moderate Democrats” are STILL listening to them, still catering to them, still giving them power. Even though the have been proven empirically wrong on EVERYTHING.
Can someone please tell me why?