Get ready the ride is about to get bumpy.
It’s has not even been a week since the 2010 mid-term elections and already Republican congressional leaders are bristling like they are preparing for a heavyweight boxing match.
One day after the election, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell began spewing his version of what he felt was necessary for the country to move forward which included “getting a President in office that won’t veto everything.”
This attitude is exactly what keeps America from moving forward.
This remark from Mr. McConnell, as well as other Republican lawmakers, indicates that we are probably in for a session of gridlock like we have never seen before (thank you Ross Perot for the term “gridlock”).
If you think Republicans were bad when they did not control either house of congress, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Republicans are about to bottle up the lawmaking body of America with the primary purpose of destroying President Obama.
Make no mistake about it, Republicans don’t give a hoot about the welfare of America.
Any political party or any group for that matter, that would apologize to British Petroleum Company for making sure they were accountable to the people of the gulf coast region for destroying their coastline and ruining their businesses and lives, does not have the best interest of Americans at heart.
Republicans successfully capitalized on Americans’ frustration with the slow economic recovery that is occurring in the country. But in that they are not completely wrong for doing so.
In all due respect, President Obama focused his attention on issues that were important to Americans but not as important as the economy.
A major mistake that Republicans turned into a major victory.
In 1992 Bill Clinton won the presidential election based on his unrelenting attack on George H.W. Bush’s lack of realization that the economy was uppermost on Americans’ minds while the chant “it’s the economy stupid” rang out in the background.
In 2010 President Barack Obama suffered a similar fate only to a lesser degree.
Now he must deal with a problem of his own making and Republicans are not going to make it easy.
Republicans are posturing themselves to create a logjam in Washington.
Their primary goal is to prevent President Obama from succeeding so that they can secure the White house in 2012.
And America’s welfare is not in the picture.
Buckle up your seatbelts. The ride has begun.