Republicans Lose the Future If They Win both Houses
So far as I can, see the Republicans have no policies apart from cutting taxes and freezing our budgets. Needless to say both spell disaster for our economy. Obama and his team will be there to point out these obvious facts to an increasingly disenchanted public.
The Republicans will be held accountable for each new falling bridge, extended blackouts,Â gas line explosions, expanding violent crimes,Â sewer and water line failures — our failing infrastructure where we should be investing monies and creating jobs. And then there are all those soldiers and innocents being killed and wounded by our pointless wars and Iraq deteriorating into chaos. Wikileaks will be telling all and the public will get to know the facts as they, friends, and relatives are hit by them. Poverty is already becoming a middle income reality.
The Party of “No” will become the party of NO MORE — hopefully for the rest of this century. As the Baker article fragment below indicates Republican wins are really losses. I see absolutely no leadership in that party. It strives to justify its past (Bush/Cheney) financial and military fiascoes, but looks ready now simply to expand them.
This is going to be a rough time for all of us, but perhaps there is light at the end of this tunnel. Let us hope!
[To see whole article by Peter Baker access website below. Ed Kent]
The reality of presidential politics is that it helps to have an enemy. With Democrats controlling the White House and Congress, they shoulder responsibility for the countryâ€™s troubles. No amount of venting about George W. Bush or the filibuster rule has convinced the public otherwise. But if Republicans capture Congress, Mr. Obama will finally have a foil heading toward his own re-election battle in 2012.
A version of this article appeared in print on October 24, 2010, on page WK1 of the New York edition.
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
Ed Kent [blind copies]