Originally posted by getreadyalready
BUT, what if the GOP did get smart? What if they actually nominated Paul, and put him with a great running mate like Christie? And named a great
cabinet with Kucinich, and Huntsman, and maybe Powell?
Is it possible, that the GOP could win your vote back if they actually did what the people are wishing they would do?
No. They've lied way too many times over the past 10 years or so for me to ever even consider what they have to say about anything anymore. Anyone can
I watched Obama try to get a center-right DNC controlled Congress to do anything that the DNC has presented as its own party platform, and it was
infuriating. The POTUS has no real power over the Senate and isn't even noticed by members of the House, and the majority of Obama's 1st term effort
was legislative - which means that he never really had the legal power to force any of his policies through on his own. His own party "yesed" him to
death over anything that didn't involve giving money to banks, and let all the stuff he wanted to change either die on the vine or they mangled it in
subcommittees until it was just another handout to the corporates who control both houses of Congress. Anyone who flatly states that Obama never
delivered on his campaign promises so he's a liar are (chose one) politically motivated to make that claim, or are too ignorant of how stuff gets done
to understand that the whole depraved spectacle was on display for all to see throughout 2009 and 2010, and that he got done what he could get done,
and with no help from the Senate at all.
The GOP wants to strip out all the changes that over 70% of the American public have indicated that they approve of and want to see implemented. They
oppose anything that reins in the corruptive power that corporations have in our own ability to make and save any money whatsoever - at the
governmental and personal levels. They aren't even smart enough to lie about it anymore, and it's stunning to see that anyone (other than rich,
connected white guys) believes that they have anything in common with what that party has so vehemently embraced over the last decade or so.
We're just starting to see a very weak recovery begin to get its land legs together, and it's become overwhelmingly obvious that we have serious
problems with the state of disrepair of our entire infrastructure (roads, bridges, rail, power grid), and Obama has been very clear with his efforts
to get the GOP-led House to snatch a real win for itself by directing a sizable amount of money (paid for by simply letting the temporary Bush Tax
Cuts expire, and allocating that money to that project) toward that effort and the hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs (construction,
materials manufacturing, small-business support, increased spending on local businesses and their products by newly hired workers in literally every
community) that would result, but that GOP-led House has refused to even consider such a measure - claiming that it's just another "failed stimulus"
attempt. What's become very clear is that the issue is the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts, and the desire for these idiots to protect those trillions
of dollars for those who've gotten that enormous break over the last ten years, and to make that money permanently unavailable for us to direct toward
making our own national infrastructure functional again, and get our economy back up off the canvas again.
The GOP could offer us Jesus at the top of the ticket, Moses as his running mate, and the 12 Apostles as his cabinet, but we already know that it
doesn't matter what they promise. Each GOP politician, leader, candidate, pundit, analyst, think-tanker, operative, apologist, supporter, Internet
spammer, and funder has put too much effort into taking things away from the rest of us for me to ever believe anything other than what they've proven
to be the single focus of the party itself - the scuttling of the American Treasury and the progressive devolution of the American society as a
cohesive entity in support of the continuously discredited notion of rugged individualism.
The GOP believes in individual success as being the natural being state of the human being, but history and even the front pages of newspaper and news
websites teach us that individual success - hell, individual human survival for that matter - is unstable and unsustainable. Only a cohesive society
has any chance of lasting success or survival. And for 99% of us, this is the only strategy that can ever work to prevent our own ultimate failure and
the suffering of our own families.
Yes, it's a difference in ideology, but the net results of that difference is very real and very measurable. A banana republic features individual
success versus community success. The only large state examples of this have already passed into history. It simply doesn't work.
No, I'd never vote GOP.
edit on 1/28/2012 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)