Friday, March 9, 2012

The Republican Debbie Downer Party of Mittens

The approach of the GOP toward Obama

The US is not out of the woods yet but the economy is making a comeback and unemployment is dropping. Do the Republicans deserve any credit?

No, they don't. The GOP tried 'to break" Obama from the gitgo, to use an old slaver term. 

The "Do Nothing" 112th congress had the lowest favorability in history of the Gallup Poll and the Republicans  in the Senate have demanded a 60 vote  cloture vote every time a bill hits the Senate floor. 

It is amazing as much progress has occurred under the circumstances. 

There aren't any compassionate conservatives or moderates left in the GOP with the exception of Susan Collins. Olympia Snowe is retiring because she is tired of the lack of bi-partisanship.

Snowe recently said: 

Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect the partisanship of recent years in the Senate to change over the short term. So at this stage of my tenure in public service, I have concluded that I am not prepared to commit myself to an additional six years in the Senate.

Mitt Romney said this after his victories in Arizona and Michigan:

He’s (Obama) had his chance. It’s time for him to get out of my way and leave the path clear for another one-term president.

And for that, President Obama has to take responsibility. He has been in office since 2009. He promised to turn the economy around. But almost three years later, it is clear that his policies haven’t worked for me, even though I pay 15 percent on my earnings and I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. And my wife Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs.

Romney's comment are interesting because he sees himself as a one term president.   If you know about his history as governor of Massachusetts, you can understand why.  Romney vetoed 844 pieces of legislation, with more than 700 overridden. He would be the "President of No" if elected and as in Massachusetts. His presidential reelection would be unlikely. Romney left MA as governor with a 30 per cent favor ability rating. 

What are the likely outcomes of electing Romney  presidency"

  1. George Soros has suggested that a Romney presidency would be little different from an Obama presidency. However, Rightardia suspect Romney would veto bills more frequently, creating even more grid lock. 
  2. Romney, who has a minuscule amount of foreign policy experiences may provide unconditional support of Israel which could lead into a bloody middle eastern regional war and even a world war that would result in a stalemate at best. Whoops, another $ one trillion down the defense drain.
  3. He would also be more belligerent with China and order Department of the Treasury to list China as a currency manipulator and the Department of Commerce to assess countervailing duties on Chinese imports 
  4. Romney would reverses the executive orders issued by President Obama on organized labor. Of course, when GW bush was president he filled the NLRB with GOP partisans who ignored labor complaints.
  5. Romney would try to end "ObamaCare" and return authority for medical care to the states. This is a canard because the Obama administration has been providing waivers to states on medical care. Rightardia  bleives the federal government should  retain over-site of medical care to assure some basic uniformity in the Us medical system,
Rightardia has been talking to doctors and one was an excellent primary care doctor. We asked her about the effect of the affordable health Care Act. She indicate that so far it had little impact on her practice. 

Of course, the Republican exaggeration was that Obama was socializing medical care and that US medical care system would end as we know it.

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