September 08, 2009

Country First? Nah, Party First!

When was the last time you read/heard of a Republican Senator or Congressperson who seemed to have the best interests of the country in mind, rather than partisan political advantage?

Look at them. They are fighting furiously to preserve the status quo on health care, when even they must know that the current system stinks. They are or will be fighting furiously to keep cap-and-trade legislation from passing, even though the deleterious effect of climate change is considered a certainty by all but the most bought-and-paid-for scientists. They have put holds on various Administration appointees for reasons no better than to gain leverage on other bills.

They are not patriots, despite their drumbeat of claims that they are. They are small-minded people who remind me of kindergartners who throw tantrums when they can't get their way.

Posted by Linkmeister at September 8, 2009 02:37 PM | TrackBack

The Repubs are so angry that, first of all, the country totally rejected their candidates and secondly, actually elected a "black" man to the presidency. This party haven't come up with a positive idea for anything in the last two years. Their sole strategy at this point seems to be as you so well pointed out - throw a tantrum and scream, "No, NO, NOOOO!!".

I'm so tired of this. I wish the Democrats would finally just get on with things and get some real work done. There's no use waiting for the other side to come to their senses as long as they are going to behave as they are now.

Posted by: Illanoy Gal at September 9, 2009 10:51 AM