A piece on the Republican’s complaining that President as Rush Limbaugh says……”You know, not just to annihilate Republican Party/conservative ideas, but also people, the people who carry them, the people who believe in them.”….
The Republican’s won the majority of the House seats in the November 2010 mid-year elections and promptly shut down ANYTHING that has the Democrats and President Obama even breathed on….
They where ecstatic!
THEY would lead the country….Not the President….
Last November President Obama WON a second term by FOUR Million votes….
The Democrats GAINED seats in the Senate and House…..
Meanwhile the Republicans just sang the same song ….
Even when a Hurricane put people out of their homes….
Even when it was pointed out that cuts would destabilize the countries economy….
Even now when the President has managed to make people forget HE suggested the Sequester and BOTH He and Congress approved it!
But the Republicans’s haven’t figured out that blaming the President….The master of the media and with the ability to spread the pain to a local level is making them look like shit…..
It was alright for the GOP then to roll Obama….
But THOSE days are gone….
Indulging the self-pity of the voters has been a worsening ailment of American politics for years. The essential difference between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher—founders of their respective parties in their current forms—is that he did it and she did not. She told voters to “pull up your socks,” or ”get in your car,” or “polish your boots,” or “eat your vegetables.” Over at Reagan’s, you could have pancakes for breakfast every day, because you’ve suffered enough. Self-pity is a powerful force. It’s usually bad policy but good politics.
But what’s going on now is different. Now it is the politicians themselves, and their affiliated media, which complain loudly about feeling bullied by their opponents. So far, the disease has only spread among Republicans. Big, bad President Obama, creepy Harry Reid, that B-word Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the gang of toughs called the Democratic Party are picking on the poor defenseless GOP. As a campaigning theme, it seems insane. The GOP has long prospered by portraying Democrats as the wimps, dangerously weak and unfit for command. Does the name Michael Dukakis ring a bell? And in really heady moments, like 1984, when Reagan earned his second term, or 1994 and 2010, when sweeping victories in off-year elections seemed to foretell an imminent landslide, Republican fantasies of one-party rule involved the triumph of their party, not humiliation by the other side.
In fact, moaning about how weak you are compared with the opposition seems so obviously a political mistake that we can only reach one conclusion: This must be sincere.
Rush Limbaugh recently spent two days of his radio show wallowing in political self-pity. “I have alerted you and anybody who will listen that what the objective is at the White House is the annihilation of the Republican Party, the elimination of all viableopposition—and on a personal level. You know, not just to annihilate Republican Party/conservative ideas, but also people, the people who carry them, the people who believe in them.”
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