I can remember the day when this president was scheduled to meet with republicans and long before he showed up these same individuals had met and decided to sit on their hands and not assist in the governing of this nation. They blocked and filibustered anything and everything even those things that they themselves had once proposed. They demanded from every member of their caucus that no one was to work with this administration and many did just that. One of them even pledged to make healthcare Obama’s waterloo and another clearly stated that their primary goal was to make this president a one-termer. With all of this, these same Republicans feel as though they are ready now to step back into the driver’s seat for another trip around the track. It could not be done when they controlled every part of the government including the Supreme Court but they promise that this time it will be different. If Republicans are given control of any part of this government they one thing that they have held on to all of these years will be true. The idea that the American public is stupid, forgetful and can not be trusted to decide what is best for them.
“Republican leaders, ever more confident of their chances of winning control of the House and possibly even the Senate, have begun plotting a 2011 agenda topped by a push for more than $100 billion in spending cuts, tax reductions and attempts to undo key parts of President Barack Obama’s health care and financial regulation laws.” “Republicans laid out some of their wish-list last month in the “Pledge to America,” which called for tax and spending cuts, health care law repeal and congressional reform, among other things.” “Some GOP leaders argue a victory on Election Day would give them a strong mandate to carry out such changes, although many of them are likely to run into strong Democratic opposition.” “If the public puts us in the majority, they’re saying that they want this to go forward,” said Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., one of the pledge’s architects.” (Hirschfeld Davis, Julie, 10/27/2010, Associated Press, Republicans, heading for big gains, ready agenda, Retrieved from firstname.lastname@example.org).
Representative McCarthy wishes President Obama to understand that once they take back the House and the Senate, it will be time for the president to realize that the election is over and its time to submit to the will of the GOP just as Clinton done. What I would like to remind everyone is that did not happen when he was elected, there were no realization that the election was over and please correct me if I am wrong but was it not Clinton who aided the Republicans in the deregulations which caused this mess in the first place? I think that again “the Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky” said it best when he said “A win on Nov. 2 would be “a good first step toward turning the government back in the direction that I and virtually everybody in the country aligned with our particular point of view think is … necessary.” (Hirschfeld Davis, Julie, 10/27/2010, Associated Press, Republicans, heading for big gains, ready agenda, Retrieved from email@example.com). “Everybody in the country aligned with our particular point of view”, could someone please ask Mr. McConnell about those Americans who do not share that view, what about us? Are we not Americans because we dare to disagree or is it as simple as because we do not agree, we do not matter?