Saturday, January 8, 2011

One Chance To Make A First Impression

"Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act." That’s actually the name of HR2, House Republicans attempt to kill Obama’s health care package. It’s hard to tell whether this title reveals the childishness of Republicans who are pushing for it or the voters it’s aimed at.

The Congressional Budget Office has issued a statement that repeal of the health care law will add $230 billion to the deficits through the next ten years.

Republicans can’t seem to discuss any issue without adding misleading talking points; “Job Killing” Health Care Act, “Government Run” Health Care, etc.

They’ve convinced their constituents that:

  • Guns make you safe
  • The earth is 6000 years old
  • Gays are evil and dangerous
  • Iraq had something to do with 9/11
  • Obama is a Muslim
  • Obama is a communist
  • Obama is the Antichrist
  • Lowering taxes for the super rich would help the economy
  • Deregulating banks leads to prosperity
  • Jesus is coming back soon
  • Every word of the Bible is true – literally
  • We don't need trains that work, infrastructure that functions and new energy, just Jesus...

When they said they were going to read the entire constitution at the opening of the 112th Congress I wondered how they would include blacks equaling 3/5 a person and not being free in free states. It was easy, they omitted those parts entirely. So much for the intentions of the original framers.

Two Republican House members, including a leader on the Rules Committee, cast 6 votes on the US House floor despite missing Wednesday's swearing-in---- A violation of the Constitution they now have to struggling with correcting.

It’s impossible to overstate the incompetence of the Democrats, but Republicans should note that you only get one chance to make a first impression.


Anonymous said...

Several of your bullet points are distinctly White Christian Evangelical beliefs, not Republican beliefs.

Depending on what poll you read, between 40 and 60% of White Christian Evangelicals identify themselves as Republican. And only 37% of Republicans identify themselves as White Christian Evangelical.

I do agree that Evangelicals have too much influence in the Republican party. I also agree that the grandstanding of reading the constitution and wasting time voting for things that they know won't get through the Senate is silly.

I think attempts to label all Republicans as Racist, Tea Baggers or Bible Thumbers are really attmpts to distract people from actually talking about the issues.

Doggie said...

Only the last 3 bullet points are aimed at Christians. Fear can be very persuasive. As far as labeling all Republicans as anything, they're the ones standing unified without discussion. Non-Tea Party Republicans have made a deal with the devil. Let's see what happens now.