How Anti-Obama Republicans In Congress Have Effectively Poisoned The Country—In Two Sentences

There it was right there in a Reuters story about how 24% of Americans—24 bleeping percent—“strongly supported or tended to support” their particular states leaving the union. There it was right there for all of us who have followed politics since the age of Obama to see. Right there in two sad sentences from the story:

I don’t think it makes a whole lot of difference anymore which political party is running things. Nothing gets done.

That was said by a confused man named Roy Gustafson, from Camden, South Carolina. Roy, the story goes, is “on disability payments” and is quoted as saying, “The state would be better off handling things on its own.”

I will try to ignore the utter ignorance behind the idea that any state in this union would be better off “on its own.” And I will try to ignore the sad misapprehension of reality that a man on federal “disability payments” possesses when he says things would be better if there were no federal government to which his state owed its allegiance, a state, by the way, dominated by Tea Party Republicans who would most surely cut off his disability payments faster than old Roy could say “secession.”

Just look at those first two sentences: It doesn’t matter “which political party is running things. Nothing gets done.” That, my friends, is the product of years of Republican obstruction and obfuscation (despite the recent legislative endorsement of part of President Obama’s ISIL strategy).

And you have to hand it to Republicans. For all their tactics in Congress, for all their vacations and filibusters and wasted time on doomed-to-fail legislation regarding ObamaCare and abortion, too many people still don’t recognize whose fault it is that “nothing gets done.” In fact, a large number of folks will run, not walk, to the nearest polling place in November and attempt to put even more Republicans in Congress.

Amazing.

6 Comments

  1. I grabbed that one too Duane . . . put it up on facebook. My comment there was that “I see the least support from my own people – those of us of the original, the – ahem – ‘founding’ colonies. Guess we still like the country we made”

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  2. Troy

     /  September 19, 2014

    Please Roy, put a bullet thru your dumb ass! You’re an idiot!

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  3. King Beauregard

     /  September 20, 2014

    You know what pisses me off? Lefties who get mad at the Democrats for not being obstructionist asshats when Republicans are in charge. “Bush sure managed to get his agendas passed, the Democrats let him get away with it”; go to some online toilet like salon.com and you’ll see all sorts of commentary like that in the forums. Well here’s rule number one of a functioning democracy: sometimes your side loses, and even so you respect the process rather than try to bring it to a grinding halt.

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  4. ansonburlingame

     /  September 20, 2014

    Obama had two years of real control and look what happened. Half the country went nuts.

    Imagine GOP control of WH and Congress at the same time. Dems will love the filibuster. In fact I hear rumblings from the left of what might happen in the Senate if the GOP gains control of that part of Congress, come Nov elections. I doubt it will happen, but!!!

    When we find a way to stop slinging mud at the other side and learn, again, to work together, well ……..?

    Anson

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    • King Beauregard

       /  September 20, 2014

      “Obama had two years of real control”

      Tell us about Obama’s filibuster-proof majority, Anson. When did it start, when did it end, and what conditions were required for the Democrats to be filibuster-proof on any given bill?

      By the way, these are the same questions I ask the idiot Lefties on various political sites, and they don’t know the answers until I tell them. So you’re in good company.

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  5. On reading this post I immediately thought of an example of GOP obstructionism and its willingness to put politics ahead of the national interest. Despite the Ukrainian debacle and the crisis that is the civil war in Syria, Republicans blocked the appointment of a career diplomat as ambassador to Russia for half a year. For half a year we had no ambassador to Russia! Talk about shooting ourselves in the foot!

    What really saddens me about this is that the constituents of these pols approve of this behavior. There appear to be many Roy Gustafson’s out there. Bummer.

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