The article “The GOP mainstream strikes back” articulates how the GOP doesn’t care about how policies affect us, but in how their stances benefit themselves politically. It stated “In martial terms, President Obama and the Democrats held the high ground; they were the ones visibly making an effort to govern while Republicans did nothing but throw themselves into battles they were sure to lose.”
The GOP has been doing this for years, as individual operatives were afraid that unless they marched in lock-step with the extreme Tea Partiers that they would face a primary foe from the radical right.
Many times previously they attacked without having complete knowledge of what they were attacking, but enough was enough-especially since they were losing in the polls.
The article “House passes bipartisan budget deal” shows that the GOP read the polls and realized they had to cooperate, but this budget didn’t address many Democrats’ concerns.
The article “No deal yet – but Tea Party groups oppose” articulates that you can depend on the Tea Partiers to oppose any legislation-even if they don’t know what it is they are opposing. They are only being consistent to their “Party of No” moniker.
The Democrats had to compromise in this budget deal. When poor people get money-unlike the top 1%, the destitute spend it to survive and the Democrats are their champions.
The GOP doesn’t care that the Democrats want to extend unemployment benefits because poor people-who don’t possess political power, also don’t traditionally vote for GOP operatives.
The article “Obama: Delay on jobless aid to drag down economy” articulates the Democrats’ adherence to supporting the 99%!
President Obama warned that failing to extend unemployment insurance benefits-in addition to being unethical, would hurt the U.S. economy. He is qoted in the article as saying “That’s not just bad for those individuals and those families, that’s bad for our economy and that’s bad for our cities, because if they don’t have the money to pay the rent and buy food for their families, that has an impact on demand for our businesses, and what we know is a failure to extend unemployment benefits is going to have a drag on economic growth next year.”
The GOP will get their way due to their deplorable planned absenteeism. The article “There is a Month Until the Next Deadline, but the GOP Isn’t Looking for a “grand Bargain”, but Taking Days Off” describes that the GOP wants more days off while we are staring at another shutdown deadline being passed-GOP Senate operatives are balking at the deal, and more suffering by the poor without the extension of unemployment benefits.
When you think about the GOP look at these two facts. Speaker Boehner wants to reduce the number of work days his group has to work. He is also proud of not passing legislation, but preventing legislaton from passing.
The article “House Republicans Are Proudly Celebrating Their Obstruction of President Obama” states “House Republicans say they’re proud of their 2013 campaign to stymie President Obama’s regulatory agenda, even as Congress comes under fire for one of its least productive years. The bitterly divided Congress will pass fewer laws in 2013 than any year in modern history.”
The Congressional GOP should withdraw from their positions. Why don’t they do themselves and the country a favor and find another line of work.
Why am I picking on the GOP? The article “The GOP Has Abdicated Its Role as Legislators” describes that the GOP doesn’t do its job. Maybe I am not picking at the GOP, but giving them compassionate advice to retool their skills.
I was a Social Worker and received excellent appraisals in all of my jobs. I thought I stunk at Child Welfare, but I guess every other Child Welfare Social Worker had the same dread I woke up with every day when I was that particular segment of Social Work. You were always afraid that if you screwed up some defenseless kid might get beaten. I worked in other Social Work settings and I didn’t get upset as much because the actors were more equal in power.
After my first job in it I stayed out of Child Welfare Social Work.
I hated that bullies had the possibility of hurting the defenseless. Assessing this threat was the core in Child Welfare Social Work. Some, such as I, did it well, but everyone knew that no matter how well the risk was evaluated there was always the chance that a disaster might occur. Obviously past behaviorial patterns are indicative of future behavior. With the GOP’s attack against the 99% it isn’t just the possibility of the dominant hurting the vulnerable and weak-it is the fact that they will and have done so for generations.
Why don’t GOP politicians-who don’t want to legislate, stay out of that career?
Dirty Harry said “A man’s got to know his limitations.” The GOP operatives aren’t formulating policies to help the masses as we have exhibited. They only pick policies if they poll well.