Thursday, June 24, 2010

Republicans are sabotaging the economy

There's no question about it. It's clear that as the largest part of their election strategy, Republicans are sabotaging the economic recovery. They know the average voter doesn't understand how the filibuster works and will blame the Democrats for any economic failure. These people are monsters. Although they pretend to be open to compromise, there is no concession large enough to get them to vote for anything that will benefit the economy because the Democrats would get credit for it.

This jobs bill is criticial and the Dems already watered it down to placate them to the point where it would hardly be effective. And that's the Dem's failure. The pattern is well established at this point. I would think a better strategy for them is write strong bills, sell the bills to the public, letting them know exactly how they will help and then refuse to compromise at all. And every time the GOPers filibuster they should get on the TV and announce that the bill failed because the GOPers wouldn't allow it to come to a vote on the floor.

Of course that's assuming the establisment media would report it. Which probably wouldn't happen. The tradmed would do the he said/ she said and leave the average voter just as confused as ever. But still if the Democrats just kept to the same message every time, the GOP is not allowing an up or down vote, it could work.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Whether or not the very rich are different from you and me, Republicans have always treated them as if they were and yes, of course they're sabotaging the economy and have been doing it since Reagan -- at least, but only that aspect of the economy that affects the proles and the middle class. Saddling the very, very rich with any kind of responsibility commensurate with the benefits they've had through our "system" would be Communism, you see. Even using the word 'responsibility' suggests Communism.

11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I blogged this at the DetNews too and it's astounding how many obviously not wealthy people buy into the same narrative. There's this mean-spirited rage that somebody is getting something "for free" that they aren't. They hear about one goldbricker who could get a job and doesn't and want to punish millions of good faith job seekers for it.

The greater good isn't a concept they can grasp. It's sad and the inhumanity is a little frightening.

11:16:00 AM  

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