Although I personally do not believe all Republicans believe this I must ask a question in hopes that you may better explain this current sentiment or theme that is coming from the Republican Party and many of the public figures that are aligned with it.
This time I’m not coming against the party, but noticed that the persons who I know are Republicans that frequent this blog except for one are mysteriously quiet. I thank the one guy who does offer comments that are fair minded, because it tells me that not all Republicans are opposed to anything and everything a Democrat says or propose.
When I hear the constant message of ‘fail baby fail’ from conservative mouthpieces like Rush Limbaugh, online calls for anarchy from Sean Hannity and reminders of past government failures by southern Republican Governors with one or two brave conservative souls willing to speak out against what they’re seeing within their own party it yearns the question.
Why do you want the government to fail?
That message essentially is the opposite and counter-productive to what you proclaim the party to represent.
Now if I take the politically partisan position I can understand the argument from the GOP, because I would want the Republicans to fail. But I’ve learned that taking that position doesn’t profit anyone long-term.
If you’re not going to be apart of the solution then shut-up and leave. All we hear is No. That doesn’t help anyone and basically we the people are moving on with or without you. That’s the definition of America.
What you are presenting every day, ‘No’, ‘Fail’, ‘Don’t’ and all of the other negative messages floating out of your camp only alienates you even further. I honestly hate to see you do that.
Some are quick to mindlessly call me and others Liberal as if that’s some insult. In fact it signifies that I’m open-minded. To be a liberal you tend to respect diversity of opinion, openness of thought and consideration of practices different than your own. It doesn’t mean you agree with them, but you are open to consideration and the broader picture.
I don’t want to see the Republican Party become irrelevant or insignificant, but you are allowing the fringe of the party to push a message that is driving more and more people away with this current agenda of failure and no.
So why are you acting as if you want the government to fail?
If it helps you think about it better, think about it in a partisan way. When you ask people if they can list the positive contributions from both parties since President Obama took the oath of office what do you think the majority opinion of the people will have to say about the GOP?
That’s the message the Republican Party is delivering in full force. The handful of Republicans who are honestly doing the work of all the people they represent are publicly vilified and called “Democrat-Lite”, “Traitors” and “Weak”. Keep it up and they may decide to either walk away all together or find a place in the Democrat Party.
References & Inspirations The Huffington Post – 02/28/09 “Rush Limbaugh at CPAC: Doubles Down On Wanting Obama to Fail”