THERE MIGHT BE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE YET!
GOP Finds Their Poll Numbers Dropping And Are Desperately Searching For A Way Out Of The Mess They Created With Their Government Shutdown Antics:
There is little doubt in my mind that not that much has changed about the things the GOP-ers hope to achieve with their “Take No Prisoners” governmental negotiating style.
It seems to me to be the same as it has always been: What they really want is to cut or eliminate “Entitlement” programs.
There is little doubt in my mind they are after the entitlements that have been helping Americans since the 1940s when The New Deal first surfaced.
The reason I think they want to do this is so that billions of dollars can be freed up for millionaires and billionaires to grab ever bigger and better tax breaks and incentives.
In my view that is what the GOP is all about, what it has always been all about – - and if it survives the present crisis of confidence, what it will always be about.
But it is obvious to many people that before Republicans find a way to strike “Agreements” with the Administration, they must first find a way to agree among themselves and to stop the internal civil war they seem to have created for themselves.
There is some concern being expressed that before they ever get anywhere near the point where they might even consider trying to govern again they have to get their more radical elements under control.
It looks to me like just a few too-far-to-the-right radicals are gnawing away at the foundations of GOP viability and if something isn’t done – - and soon – - their whole house – - a house which looks to me more and more like it might be built on sand – - might just come tumbling down for good.
The so-called “Tea Party” may have exposed an intent to the American People that will – - sooner or later – - find them fading fast into the sidelines much the same as the old John Birch Society did years and years ago now.
If that were to happen, I think it would be very good the country – - very good indeed!
One thing is pretty much settled in my mind right now: the GOP needs to find some device – - some mechanism – - some means or method of saving face with The American People.
All their recent shenanigans seem to have driven their brand into the ground with the Public.
The problem as I see it is that whatever the GOP-ers do it will probably be a rehash of what they have always done – - “Seek concessions on the entitlement programs from Democrats.”
I don’t think the GOP will ever rest until they have completely undone Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all the other programs that are designed to help people who need help the most.
My contention is that if the Democrats try to be the nice guys again they will have played straight into the hands of the extortionists.
My position is that Democrats won the presidential election – - Democrats have the confidence and trust of The American People – - and Democrats can and should be just as damned stubborn in resisting any concessions as the GOP has been in noodling around to where they will probably demand them.
Whatever happens in the next few days I don’t think Democrats and The President can afford to have it look like the GOP-ers have “Forced” them to concede a damned thing because that would – - in my opinion – - just make the Democrats look weak in the eyes of the Voters.
So I am hoping the legally elected President and his Administration will hang tough and cut through the bluster and blow of The Radical Right and more or less tell them where to stuff it.
There is no excuse for supposedly grown adults to act the way some of the Right Wingers have been acting lately and I hope the voters extract a pound of their political flesh at the next available election.
Let me add a condition to the previous statement: ”If there is another election! With all the gerrymandering of districts, all the attempts to change the rules of elections, all the voter suppression tactics and the tendency of the Conservative Supreme Court to legislate from the bench the number of Citizens allowed to cast ballots in any future election may be severely limited.
Let’s all hope it doesn’t turn out that way but in my view things have never looked worse on the American Political Scene as far as behind-the-scenes manipulation and democracy-threatening dirty tricks are concerned.
American can clean house in 2014 and 2016 if they want to and I think if they want to see any kind of Democratic Republic on these shores for their future generations they need to be giving strong consideration to cleaning house.
The obstructionism and the intransigence of the Radical Right have more than served their purpose – - there is evidence to suggest a lot of my fellow citizens are coming to similar conclusions. - – for one thing – - it is time to end the “Cruzifixion” of The American Dream and that Radical Reicht Wing Activism has to be neutered by a national awakening to grim reality.
It is becoming increasingly apparent the Conservative thought bubble has to be opened so that those trapped inside it can get a breath of air from the real world.