Saturday, February 14, 2009

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!


Blogger Cardozo said...

I think that, eventually, the GOP will begin to realize that Obama is not longer playing the same game that they are. (Party vs. Party).

For at least the next 4 years, and hopefully the next 8, the game will be about doing best for the country.

The sooner the GOP figures that out and starts to pitch in, the sooner they will right their ship. I actually hope that happens, because healthy debate is always a good thing.

11:30 AM  
Blogger LazySusan said...

Hee hee bye bye republicans. I feel the most uplifted when Obama is transmitting that progressive values are American values. I'd follow him anywhere when he is able to display and convince such empathy from people. There's a great book on progressive values and an agenda for the Obama admin: Thinking Big.

4:58 PM  

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