Thursday, May 15, 2014

Destroying America to save it

“Okay everyone, let’s huddle. So here’s the game plane. We’re going to bring congressional business to a grinding halt. We don’t pass anything the president wants. Then we’re going to do everything in our power to sabotage the country’s economy. At the same time, we will throw mud at the president at every opportunity. Whether it sticks or not doesn’t matter, the media will shout “Benghazi” as many times as we want them to. As the country goes to hell-in-a-handbasket, our candidates will point the finger at Obama. Fortunately, polls tell us uninformed voters will blame everything on the president. Muhahahaha.”

Think this is simply a cynical partisan attack on Republicans? Not really. According to Thom Hartmann in his Salon article, Republican’s deadly political strategy, ruining our country hurts the Democratic Party, a meeting was held on January 20, 2009 where the above strategy was mapped out as the Republican game plan for the Obama years. Republican leaders like Newt Gingrich and Pete Sessions have admitted this was the wrecking ball approach they took once Obama was elected.

If this doesn’t make you angry you don’t have a pulse. The Republican party is willing to destroy America in order to save it. There needs to be another word in the dictionary for this, because cynicism simply isn’t strong enough. It’s criminal, in my mind, but, as Hartmann points out, it’s also proving effective. Voters in this country are so ill informed about the workings of Washington (thank you, national news media) that the only name that comes to mind when looking to assign blame for policy failures is Obama.

Republicans have consciously trashed the economy and thwarted any policies that could help alleviate the financial pain and suffering of millions of Americans for no other reason than to hurt President Obama’s reputation and win seats in the mid-term election. Let that sink in. Destroying America’s economy and blaming Obama has been the Republican strategy all along. Why is this not treasonous?

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