The GOP fiddles while Rome burns

cross-posted from Daily Kos
It is disturbing that the Republicans have defaulted back to 1990's style hyper partisanship rather than voters' desire for action and change in Washington. They are calling a four alarm fire on a 'scandal' that has zero to do with President Elect Obama, and are more interested in union busting than they are in responding to an economic emergency. The GOP is fiddling as Rome burns.

Reports that jobless claims are the highest in a generation bracket their actions. America is in a crisis.

Most of the American people are intelligent enough to understand that President Elect Obama did not partake in any pay for play, and that any implication that he did is nothing more than a distraction and partisan political sniping.

A majority of Americans have confidence in the Obama transition team and the leadership that it has demonstrated on the economy, including a majority of republicans. Sadly, the Republican leaders are now more beholden to conservative talk radio mouthpieces and an increasingly radicalized base than they are to the mainstream of America.

What actual work is the GOP doing? They are attempting to put the economy into a partisan headlock in order to strike a blow against organized labor in a scheme to make it more difficult for United Auto Workers to unionize elsewhere. Worse, they propagate lies about how UAW workers are more generously compensated than workers that are employed by foreign automakers.

The most intense opposition to the bailout is coming from several Republican Senators which represent States that are home to facilities owned by foreign automakers. Whose side is the GOP really on? Enough distractions - It's time to get back to the task at hand and rescue the economy.


Colin Powell said it best:

"I think the party has to stop shouting at the world and at the country. I think that the party has to take a hard look at itself, and I've talked to a number of leaders in recent weeks and they understand that."
"Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh? Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?"

Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, Republicans (all tags)



How the hell does Shelby

get to shill for his Totoyain masters, and not get called on it? I mean really, 50 states in the Union and his just happens to be at the forefront of the anti-bailout crowd?

Of course, the way Shelby denies this makes his blatant deceit all the more obvious:

Mr. Shelby denied that the collapse of the U.S. auto industry would help the foreign-owned plants in his state. "No, no, no -- failure is never a good thing for anybody," he insisted, adding, "If I had five GM or Ford plants in my state, I would oppose this bailout."

(bolding mine)

Tell me that last line isn't a big F-you to any sentient reader? Who does he think would believe that, it's not remotely plausible.

by Neef 2008-12-12 06:32AM | 0 recs
He must assume...

That we're all idiots. And if this trend of destroying the middle class continues, it won't be too long before we all become poor, scared idiots. Oh wait, that must be why Shelby & the other GOP Senators just voted for The Greater Depression!

by atdleft 2008-12-12 11:10AM | 0 recs
Re: The GOP fiddles while Rome burns

And the MSM cheers them on.Just check out if you think I'm lying.

by spirowasright 2008-12-12 08:01AM | 0 recs
Re: The GOP fiddles while Rome burns

I thought it was patriotic to "Buy American". Sounds like it's time to start questioning the patriotism of the GOP.

by LakersFan 2008-12-12 11:31AM | 0 recs
Re: The GOP fiddles while Rome burns

without meaning to offend any sensibilities, Nero was jerking off, fiddling is a euphemism for masturbating.  

by anna shane 2008-12-12 04:50PM | 0 recs


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