Am I missing anything here? The republican party consistently drives the country into a deeper and deeper ditch (the two times since Carter where Democrats have run the white house and congress, we have had serious deficit reduction; every republican president since Carter has broken records on deficit size), then when they hit bedrock they blame the people who have been building a ladder out of the ditch. The republican party held our financial stability hostage in order to play politics, and then when the democrats didn’t completely fold, they started blaming them for “not being willing to compromise” (never mind that the democrats did compromise, again, and again, and again). I honestly think that nobody should really be able to question it at this point-the republican party is entirely responsible for the downgrading of our credit.
How the fuck could anyone still be stupid enough to vote for these clowns? Why is Boehner not being tried for treason? What the fuck happened, America?
Yes, you missed the part where infighting within the Democratic party destroyed meaningful healthcare reform and stimulus spending. For every case of “GOP opposes all of them” a huge chunk of the Democrats opposed all of them too.
You also missed the part where the Democratic party ran John Kerry, the guy lost to GWB for Christ’s sake.
The only difference between the two parties is that one has party unity. You’ll notice now that unity has been shaken, so it’s possible there’s hope for the future.
Funny. I was raised GOP, & I wouldn’t vote GOP on a bet now.
The Democrats are not actively hostile to all regulation for the public health and safety: EPA, OSHA, SEC, etc. The GOP are against all of those, & the T.E.A. Party want to abolish every government agency with letters in its name.
That’s a pretty big difference. Yes, both parties are heinous enemies of mankind; but that’s just because the USA is a heinous enemy of mankind, the far right evil empire that seeks to use and abuse the world like a box of Kleenex.
Modern Republicanism gives their supporters the luxury of higher spending, lower taxes and the feeling of fiscal responsibility without the psychological burden of elementary school arithmetic. It’s not that Republican voters are evil or stupid: they simply lack character.
Their news sources are consistently shown to be factually challenged: but some find them so very very reassuring and their sensitive dispositions favor sweet prevarications over scary facts and tough minded analysis. Now liberals understand that the weak willed require emotional protection: I’m just saying that Tea Partiers should stick to cosplay and leave the policy making to their emotionally sturdier countrymen.