Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What is the real republican agenda on the economy?

Well, failure, mainly. If Obama fails, they win! Well, that's their simple-minded reasoning, anyway. And they've been telling this for a while.

Are we crazy yet?
Michele Bachmann acknowledged that low employment helps her election chances.
Rush Limbaugh stated on at least one occasion: "I would be honored if the drive-by media headlined me all day long: 'Limbaugh: I hope Obama Fails. Somebody's gotta say it."

Politcus USA sums it up well. The “fiscally responsible” members of congress have no reason to see Obama succeed--even in something as clearly in the interest of the country as raising the debt ceiling. Obama is actually out-cutting them, but they’re not interested in that either. As Politicus states, “...Cantor, Boehner, McConnell and Paul Ryan raised the debt ceiling seven times when Bush was president in order to continue borrowing to pay for the wealthy’s tax cuts, the Medicare drug program, and two wars.” So, why are they holding the country hostage now? Sen. McConnell, only slightly more savvy than the insane clown posse of Cantor, Boehner, and Bachmann, lets us know their real agenda:

“[W]e knew shutting down the government in 1995 was not going to work for us. It helped Bill Clinton get reelected. I refuse to help Barack Obama get reelected by marching Republicans into a position where we have co-ownership of a bad economy," McConnell said. "It didn't work in 1995. What will happen is the administration will send out notices to 80 million Social Security recipients and to military families and they will all start attacking members of Congress."

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