Republican Obstruction of the Stimulus Marks the Beginning of the End of the Party
The final chapter of the Republican Party began this week. Their very public obstruction and then overwhelming vote against President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has forever seared a negative image of them into the minds of millions of Americans. The Daily Kos Weekly State of the Nation Poll for the week Feb 09, 2009 - Feb 12, 2009, shows the current level of dislike for the current crop of Republican robots in Congress. The Democratic Party is only five points down in net favorability in the South, the GOP's "stronghold", while it blows them away in every other region. (kos, The obstructionist's dilemma)
Once the effect of the stimulus starts to make a difference in our economy, (as surely it will) the Republicans will be left with a voting record on the stimulus, that will haunt them for a generation or more. No amount of media propaganda or corporate spin will be able to resurrect their image. With their no votes in the House of Representative and Senate this week, they clearly said no to America and yes to their corporate masters. This week is the beginning of the end of the Republican Party. Their days as a viable political party are over!