Monday, January 5, 2009

The Ugly Republicans

…are raising their ugly heads again. Now that a Democrat is moving in, John Bolton and John Yoo are crying to restore Congressional Constitutional powers that require two-thirds Congressional approval of treaties. These two birds were on the other side of that coin when Bush was in the White House; crying foul and subverting congressional constitutional authority the whole time. Now they want the Republican minority to be able to subvert Democrats’ power through filibuster. Bolton, as our ambassador to the United Nations, was one of those Republicans responsible for damaging our international influence abroad more than any other in the past eight years. Yoo was one of the responsible architects behind our torturous interrogation tactics. Both should be in jail.

Then, there are the ugly Republicans raising their heads in Congress, threatening to fight, invariably delaying, Obama’s stimulus plan. Give them a few more months and the economy will dump into a full blown depression where we have no chance of quick recovery. A Great Depression II that will last years and, finally, the United States will become the banana republic with an ineffective government that the Republicans have been hollering for. Haven’t you heard them? They’ve been saying for years that, “the government is not the solution, it’s the problem.” “Good government” has never been on their platform.

I, too, would like to see Congress take back all of its constitutional powers it has given away over the past 30 or 40 years so that there is a true balance of power, but as long as the two-faced, hypocritical Republicans are in there America will lose. It’s too bad that there are still in this country stupid citizens who believe the Republican claptrap. But, as for me, I’ll not vote for another Republican skin-head for the rest of my life. It’s too bad the Democrats have a few self-serving crooks, but I don’t see any anti-Americans in it like the Republicans have.

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