Disclaimer: Please keep your shorts on when reading, this is a political rant. If you need to get your big girl panties out, go run and do that and make sure you have them securely on...
"Representative Renee Ellmers of North Carolina said she came to Washington suspicious of Mr. Boehner. At Tea Party rallies before she was elected, she heard that he was part of the problem.
“When I got here I realized that wasn’t the case at all,” she said. “I was told he wasn’t conservative. He is conservative, and that’s what I tell other people in our discussions. He has been great to all the freshmen.”
This remark is extremely telling. This representative, who, among others, is in a position to make our country lose it's AAA rating makes an admission. She was influenced by the Tea Party rallies and heard Boehner was part of the problem in Washington. I say, as a representative of the people, it is your solemn duty to study, learn and become educated regarding the business of the country, and you should not be influenced by rallies of any party that denegrate a leader without actually understanding the role and mechanics of that leader, that party and the business at hand.
This statement to me, highlights the abject ignorance of some of these elected officials, who got elected on emotionalism and lies, fantasy ideas and have no clue how government, effective government is run. Additionally, the GOP invited these folks in, kept them busy with hot button issues like abortion,and never thought that they would be in a position where they could not control them. Well, guess what, you invite a bunch of unschooled people to Washington, in both education, politics and economic strategy, and this, my friend is what you get. I daresay the GOP deserves the position it is in now, and I am with Clinton, I hope the President invokes the 14th amendment.
In addition not everyone who is in the Tea Party or the Republican Party or the Democratic party is likewise schooled with education, in politics and economic strategy, that is why the "leadership" leads them, builds strategy with their imput and experience and allows them to represent their constituents by such. You are not going to tell me that the strategy of these Tea Party hold outs is the will of their constituents. That would imply that all those who elected them want the United States to economically and strategically fail, which makes them a tool of terrorism; not unlike the mission of al-Qaeda which I am pretty sure is not their real intention.
I want to say again, this is no longer a two party system. The GOP invited this faction in over 25 years ago when they (the conservatives) failed at their own party building. Now we can see once again, just how misaligned all this ideology is with what was once, a long time ago, Republican core values and ideas. This is how we got so far apart now with the Republican and Democratic ideas that we cannot even come together to do what is inherently best for the country, raise the debt ceiling and avoid more financial catastrophe. Unrealistic tax breaks, and enormous debt will still be there, but the crisis must be addressed now to deal with those failed systems which brought us to the brink later.
" If the debt-limit debate had anything to do with reality, every story about it would include a few basic facts. Starting with: President Obama inherited a $1.2 trillion budget deficit. And: Republican leaders supported the tax cuts and wars that (along with the recession, another pre-Obama phenomenon) created that deficit. Also: Republicans engineered this crisis by attaching unprecedented ideological demands to a routine measure allowing the U.S. to pay its bills. Finally, Obama and the Democrats keep meeting those demands—for spending cuts, then for more spending cuts, and even for nothing but spending cuts—but Republicans keep holding out for more.
DUST OFF THE FACTS FOLKS!
Clever, perhaps we should really do this? Any civics teachers want to march on Washington this weekend and offer your services???
8th Grade Civics Teachers needed in Washington, if you agree, march in Washington this weekend!
If you are inspired to defend the Tea Party or the Republicans regarding this issue, please know that I will be tuning you out, learning to work together and not for your own self interests is what this nation was built on and what people have died for defending it. Don't insult the rest of us by claiming you are patriotic as you push the handle on the toilet to flush our nation down the sewer.
Copyright 2011 by SheilaTGTG55