After this nonsensical spending bill it’s obvious that Democrats won’t just be “leading as the minority” other than in name; they’ll just be leading, period.
The GOP has – not once – acted as the majority party since they returned from the wilderness in 1994. Nor have they forced the Democrats to act as the minority We the People have made them. When the Senate was 50-50 with Bush (tiebreaker) in the WH, the GOP gave the Democrats 50% of the Chairs. Can you imagine Democrats doing this? Of course not.
The GOP doesn’t even know how this game is played.
The word “bipartisan,” a post-1994-loss lexical invention by the Democrats and MSM, cannot be found in the political lexicon before that surprise. And, of course, it just means Republicans voting for Democrat policies. Does the GOP ever point this out? No.
When a Dem yammers about “the mainstream,” does a GOPer note that 95% of the American land mass, the majority of its Governors, the majority of its State legislatures – and, OBTW, every poll on every major policy item – are held by the GOP, so WTF is this “out of the mainstream” nonsense? Nope. Do any GOP contenders ever protest this “out of the mainstream” gargle so oft-used by Democrats? No. Looked at a precinct Red/Blue map? If there is a ‘mainstream’ it’s 99.3% Red.
In policy and candidate debates, GOPers always allow the field of battle to be set by Democrats and always go on the defensive. This is like Patton deciding to go on the defensive as he crossed the Rhine.
Rather than listen politely to some Democrat talking about being nice to the poor – and replying that Detroit sure isn’t nice to the poor, the GOP guy just agrees that these policies would be “nice” but that they must be implemented with “compassionate conservatism,” whatever that is.
Rather that listen to argle-bargle about the income gap and then point out that it always increases under Democrat administrations and Congresses, the GOP clown just nods that, yep, it’s sure bad.
Democrats STILL lead – why else did this insane spending bill get passed? Rather than go on the offensive and destroy Democrats and their policies with facts, logic and history – and save the country from enemies like Obama and Pelosi, GOP “leadership” always sticks its collective thumb up its ass and votes away the store.
As Dr John Searle noted, “The Right is too stupid to discuss, but the Left is evil.” File the first part of that sentence under, “Sherlock, No Shit.”
It’d be nice if GOP pols began acting as though they work for those who elect them and started putting in-place the policies on which they ran and were elected, but after the $100B cut-that-never-happened in 2010 and the absurd 1$TRILLION spending bill last night, this obviously ain’t gonna happen.
The GOP is toast and must be replaced forthwith. But the problem with its erstwhile replacement, the Tea Party, is that it was coopted by the social conservatives and so no longer represents limited government under the Rule of Law and the Enumerated Powers any more than Progressive Democrats.
The ONLY thing that can save this country is the formation – by design or ad-hoc – of a centrist Libertarian Party. The GOP is too stupid to govern and the Democrats too immature, feelings-based and anti-American to be in charge of anything past a communist kindergarten in a decaying Projects on the outskirts of Moscow.