Tuesday, February 17, 2009

GOP Jihad on Obama

The GOP Leadership (Limbaugh and Company)
Want Obama to Fail

For Their Own Political Gain
No Matter What the Cost to America

The Republicans and their right-wing media allies are doing whatever they can to strangle the Obama phenomenon in its cradle; the mainstream media pundits are stressing the negative so they don’t get called “in the tank for Obama”; and the Democrats are shying away from holding the Bush-Cheney administration accountable for its crimes.

None of these developments is particularly surprising. Indeed, they track closely to the political-media pattern that took shape the last time a young Democrat won the White House, when Bill Clinton became President in 1993.

Then, the dispirited Republicans got a lift from the loud voice of a younger Rush Limbaugh who used his popular three-hour radio show to pillory Bill and Hillary Clinton. That, in turn, encouraged the congressional Republicans to vote as a bloc against President Clinton’s budget and economic plan.

Elsewhere in the article:

With the Republican Senate leaders vowing to filibuster the stimulus bill – thus forcing the Democrats to round up 60 votes – the Republicans were almost gleeful in their insurrection. The Washington Post quoted key Republicans expressing this exhilaration in a front-page story entitled “GOP Sees Positives in Negative Stand.”

"We're so far ahead of where we thought we'd be at this time," said Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, a backbencher eager to take a leadership role. "It's not a sign that we're back to where we need to be, but it's a sign that we're beginning to find our voice.”

"What transpired,” said Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking House Republican, ”and will give us a shot in the arm going forward is that we are standing up on principle and just saying no." [Washington Post, Feb. 9, 2009]

One excited Republican congressman – Pete Sessions of Texas – went even further, comparing the GOP insurrectionist tactics to those of the Taliban, the radical Islamic group that is battling U.S. forces in Afghanistan and has been allied with Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist group.

“Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban,” Sessions said during a meeting with editors of the National Journal’s Hotline. “And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person’s entire processes.”

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Anonymous said...

Yep, you Dems should break your arm while patting yourself on the back for this Porkulus bill. Just print and spend...right? Morons.

GOP Akbar!!! said...

For the true believer, their is nothing wrong with joining forced to fight the anti-God COMMUNISTdemocrat heathens.

May they die horrible angonizing slow deaths.

Mae West said...

If President Obama and the Democrats govern successfully (meaning we don't enter another depression, jobs are created, alternative energy infrastructure is built, schools improve and become more affordable, we pass health care reform, etc.), this could cement Democratic power for generations. So Sessions and his fellow Republican partisans would, like the Taliban in Afghanistan, rather be destructive and see Americans suffer than lose their grip on power.

wright's wrong said...

no bush did not get us into this it was bill clinto in 96 he passed and worked on the community reinvestment act of 96 which is wat prompt the callaspse now look both partys suck but one is about go do it it yourself and another wants to tax and give u a check

Anonymous said...

Notorious religious fundamentalists who have a reputation for their vicious oppression of women and dissidents, the Republicans in Congress have now admitted their alliance with the Taliban. Long-time intellectual and moral peers, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Waziristan) has now admitted that Republicans are "modeling" their "insurgency" against the President Obama-led US government after that of the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan.