Aug. 5, 2013

Republican Party: What Are We Really Looking At?

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." (President Dwight David Eisenhower)

Ike was a GREAT Republican, a great politician and an underrated U.S. President. He would be considered too liberal to even be a Democrat in 2013, which is sad. Ike was one of our greatest generals and as President, HATED war. 

Ike once said:  "The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without." This is really great stuff.

The crop of Republicans in Washington in today's Beltway could do themselves some good by going back and look at their history. When America has two STRONG political parties, we are better served. The citizens can actually make a choice to better their own pocketbooks with strong political leadership.

What we are seeing is obstructionism and racial bias against our first African American Commander In Chief. I would have thought this country would have evolved and grown up, but there is a "Quiet Racism" raging in all branches of the government and even in the Supreme Court.

I'm sick to death of spouting facts like Voter Suppression, Mainstreet Neglect, No Fair Wages and Stand Your Ground to name a few. You get the idea. It's all there right in front of us.

Congress is in session 129 TOTAL days in 2013. Eric Cantor is the man responsible for setting THAT calendar. John Boehner gets to decide what bills (IE Immigration, Gun Control) can be voted on in the house. 

The anarchic Tea Party is hellbent on shutting the government down and putting forth their own idealogy. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the leading jackass in Congress putting forth the obstructionism that has crippled the nation. People are still not getting jobs. Sequestration has done nothing but made life worse for Americans.

I don't want to rant on about how our deficit is lower than it was 5 years ago with a GDP growth of 2%. YET the GOP continues to live in an alternate universe saying that we "must cut entitlement programs" and they even have it in for food stamps and the recipients who depend on them.

One more Ike Quote: "History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."

To this I say, Democrats..Stand up and fight these idiots. Moderate Republicans...Stop these guys from ruining our country. America vote these A-holes out of congress in 2014. Take the house back. The House of Representatives just had their token 40th vote to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. Obamacare is the Law of the Land. Accept it.

This is not your grandfathers GOP. I met Ike as a 9-year-old just months before his death in 1969. My mom told me who he was. I started reading about Presidential history right then and there.

I have been a lifelong Democrat, but if Ike were around in this day and age, I'd consider voting for him for sure. Yes I know, he gave us Nixon. No one's perfect.