I am not a Republican. I used to be, but I have since come to the conclusion that they are just as much a group of weasels as the Democrats in power are.
I still tend to side more with the Republicans in a lot of things, because a lot of their platform policies are similar to my beliefs, but I no longer call myself a Republican.
I think the fact that we even have such a thing as a “debt ceiling” is ridiculous. We are the great United States of America, we should never owe anyone anything.
Our children and grandchildren should never be saddled with the burden of a previous generation’s lack of fiscal responsibility.
The hypocrisy Obama is showing during this “government shutdown” situation is stunning.
He and his party of idiots and cheats are not wanting to negotiate with the Republicans unless the Republicans agree to saddle our children with even more debt than the already ridiculous and unsustainable amount of debt that we have now.
The Obama of yesteryear, however, when it was politically expedient for him he was very much against raising the debt ceiling, and had the following to say on March 16, 2006 at a Senate debate:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a Sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. …Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here’. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and Grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
Sounds awesome, almost sounds fiscally Conservative. The reason is, he was attacking the Republicans who were in power.
The moron Republicans voted overwhelmingly to raise the debt ceiling, and it was raised.
I’m sure the Republicans at the time swallowed whatever BS the GOP handed out to explain this debt increase, it was probably deemed necessary, even patriotic. And the Democrats and the DNC made it seem like a scoundrel thing to do, even though they have long been the party of “tax and spend” and increasing debt whenever they can.
In other words, they’re all the same group of assholes with different hats.
So, let this sink in while you’re at the next voting booth, deciding that a third party is a “wasted vote” and rationalizing how your guy is so much better than their guy. These people are whatever people they have to be at the moment to push forward an agenda that lines their pockets, exempts them from the same fiscal responsibilities and other responsibilities as you and I, and, above all, whatever keeps them reelected time and time again.
They’re all a bunch of cheats, liars and hypocrites. Nothing more, nothing less.
This is why I constantly say vote out each and every incumbent with absolutely no “sacred cow” exceptions, until we get a fresh group from top-to-bottom.
You don’t have to vote third party if that scares you, although we could really use a change from the same two teams that have been kicking the same tired old ball back and forth since the beginning of our country, but at least put in new Republicans and new Democrats. We need to instill a sense of fear in them, a sense of accountability; they need to know they can be recycled.
Right now they’re fearless, which is why they can vehemently oppose something one year, and support it strongly a year or three later, with a straight face and no sense of shame.