It has become crystal clear that the majority of Republicans in Congress was not sincere when they proclaimed to support bipartisanship and wanting the Administration to succeed. Many are doing everything they can to ensure it doesn’t happen or that the Democrats must do it alone.
Why should we even seek bipartisanship when the majority of the Republicans in Congress want the economy, the administration, The President and virtually everything else to fail? You can tell by their actions. This is not the Bush Administration. If you do not want America to succeed because of your ideology and unwillingness to listen to your own Republican Governors who want the stimulus, the administration and The President to succeed if for their own state’s interest, why can’t you?
Even if you don’t listen to them, you should take a queue from another famous Republican that once gave his definition of your role in the government. “The legitimate object of government is to do for the people what needs to be done by which they can not by individual effort do it all or do so well by themselves.” You may recall this Republican because we just celebrated his 200th Birthday, President Abraham Lincoln.
It is true that government doesn’t always have the answer. Some of us understand our individual rights and responsibilities, but in the midst of an economic crisis, two wars and unemployment raising what We The People or at least 57% of us voted for is not only a change in the political affiliation of the President, because Democrats can mess up too. But a change in HOW Washington affiliates itself with partisan politics. Many have forgotten why they’re even there. It was our hopes that you would get that.
Instead of complaining about the symptoms start taking care of the illness.
Some may remain bitter, upset or disappointed because their guy didn’t win, but regardless which boot you put your foot in we’re both going in the same direction. We can’t pull ourselves up if you keep pulling the bootstraps down.
Again I say quit all of this foolishness and do what you’re suppose to be doing for ALL of your constituents not just the ones who voted for you.
Your fuel of interest should be the desire of We the People. Your sincere participation and cooperation in the collective American Dream of true opportunity and equal justice for all.
When we consistently hear Republicans in the House and Senate and those previously in leadership positions (Karl Rove & Dick Cheney) work towards disunity of this union for the sake of their own political expediency it pushes the argument for bipartisanship closer and closer out the door. At least we can site 3 Republicans who was serious by demonstrating bipartisanship while the rest of their party only speak about bipartisanship.
Listen, I’ll say this with the strongest partisan language I can come up with since that’s the only way you’ll listen to me. The last thing I want to see is Republicans gain any seats or power, so continue on with the obstructionist practices and the Democrats will continue to capitalize on it. Don’t be naïve and think that there isn’t young liberal bloggers, journalist and creative media professionals like myself that won’t remind the general public of who did what. 2010 is right around the corner and 2012 is standing right behind that. If you continue obstructing everything the only conservatives on Capital Hill will be the three who voted for the stimulus package.
I hate sounding like that, but is that divisive enough for you? Can you hear me now?
Who knows, there may be a new Congressman from my state sharing his Thoughts, Ideas & Suggestions.
References & Inspirations Wall Street Journal – 02/12/09 “Karl Rove: Obama’s Legislative Victory Comes at Hight Cost” Washington Post – 02/13/09 “Axelrod To Bush Advisers: Butt Out” Institute for Public Accuracy – 02/13/09 “GOP Filibuster Hypocrisy” Associated Press – 02/09/09 “GOP Chairman Steele Attacks Dems on Stimulus Plan” Eastern Arizona Courier – 02/11/09 “Opposers Determined To Undermine, Not Support, Obama” President Abraham Lincoln – 1854 – 1857 “All We Have Ever Held Sacred”