The GOP: The Party of “No”

The Republicans just cannot let Barack Obama go.  They hate him so much that, given that they can’t kick him around anymore, they are kicking him vicariously through their effort to repeal Obamacare.  Oh, if he’d have only gone Michael Jackson on ’em, you know skin pigmentation stuff, he could become more white and maybe they would have eased up on him enough to find a life of their own.  And, by the way, I do think that in 20 years their campaign slogan will be, “We still hate Obama.”

It is so apparent that Obamacare is needed and is very important to this nation.  Sure it needs changes and did from the outset.  But the GOP’s childish oppositionalism to Obama made any mature negotiation on the subject impossible.  Furthermore, as one of them said last week, “Hey we said we we’re going to repeal Obamacare.  We gotta do it!”  Reminds me of being on the playground in the 1960’s in central Arkansas and someone making some outlandish claim of his bravery with some daring threat of what he was going to do. As time passed the pressure grew and the foolish child had to either “put up or shut up” and shame often meant that he would go through with it only to experience further shame.

The Republicans are a brain stem with arms and legs.  If there was any doubt, just look at their leader!  Trump has no direction in his heart.  He speaks and behaves on whims and fancies and then stares down anyone who dares to question him.  At some point he is going to have to demonstrate this and act out what he declared last summer, “I can stand in the streets of Manhattan and shoot somebody and my poll numbers will not go down.” Of course, he would pick some one from the category of “them” and his mindless horde would applaud loudly and offer reasoned arguments about why this was necessary.

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ADDENDUM—This is one of three blogs that I now have up and running.  Please check the other two out sometime.  The three are: 

https://wordpress.com/stats/day/literarylew.wordpress.com

https://wordpress.com/posts/anerrantbaptistpreacher.wordpress.com

https://wordpress.com/posts/theonlytruthinpolitics.wordpress.com

 

 

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About literarylew

I am a retired mental health counselor in El Prado, NM near Taos.I have a lovely wife, Claire, and our only children are two lovely dachshunds, Elsa and Ludwig. I have a BA in history/psychology (double major) from Henderson State University and a M. Ed. in counseling from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. I have a passion for literature, religion, philosophy....and, in general, the liberal arts.
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