Let's hope the American people's memory extends to 2014 and 2016. It is time to take back the House, and keep the Presidency.
"Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned."What I would like to see right now: The President and the Justice Department files an emergency petition with the SCOTUS to uphold Section 4 (of the 14th Amendment) and bypass Congress. Then let the Teahoos pound sand.
I hope that the public is paying attention and recognizes that the GOP is not the party of Eisenhower but a destructive force fueled by delusions of grandeur.
Funny. I disliked Ike very much back in his day, but the vermin who infected his party would make any halfway decent president look like a saint in comparison.Perhaps I'd add delusions of greed, but the real magic trick from my viewpoint is that they're selling the least grand of us that same delusion while selling America out from under them.The world will not end with a whimper but a duh.
"The President and the Justice Department files an emergency petition with the SCOTUS to uphold Section 4 (of the 14th Amendment) and bypass Congress. "A slippery slope. Although I get your reasoning.
RN,In 2008, Senator Barack Obama ran on a platform of a healthcare reform and won a convincing election victory. In 2012, President Obama won re-election - also by a clear and convincing election victory.The Affordable Healthcare Law was passed by Congress, signed into law by the President, and upheld by the SCOTUS. Whether you approve of AHA (aka Obamacare) or not, it is the law. It seems, however, there is a radical fringe in Congress that does not respect elections, popular mandates, the legislative process, the U.S. Constitution, or the rule of law. This is an insurgency, not a legitimate opposition group. The House has signaled its intent to hijack government and hold everyone hostage, threatened to compromise the full faith and credit of the country in violation of Section 4, and trigger a worldwide panic. Slippery slope indeed.
The start of the slippery slope with the election of Tea Party candidates.
It's time to compromise. The ACA is going to be the reality as it isn't going to be repealed or defunded. Time to find ways to make it work, and work well.Both sides of that slippery slope are, well, slippery. As the rhetoric continues to astound us.
I don't see room for compromise when dealing with a radical fringe group whose rhetoric is "no compromise" and "my way or the highway." How can there be compromise when the same fringe group acts more like an insurgency - willing to hold the American public hostage, shut down government, cause a debt default, and create a worldwide economic panic. No, this is NOT BOTH SIDES, and I am getting damn sick and tired of the BS. According to John P. Judis: "the Republican Party ... flouts the law when it is in the majority and threatens disorder when it is in the minority." Every bill, every nominee for Senate confirmation, every routine procedural motion is is now subject to Republican filibuster. Legislating has become war minus the shooting (Mike Lofgren).This is how a disciplined minority of totalitarians can use the instruments of democracy to undermine democracy itself (Hannah Arendt)."War minus the shooting" ... except that it won't be war "minus" the shooting anymore. I hear rumors on the street, something about our local Republican headquarters and acts of vandalism, on Halloween night, and that nada dada. Reap what you sow!
Ah, but there are republicans that will compromise. Seek them out and engage. The loonies can't and won't succeed. They are Irrelevant and will fade away.
Apparently positive reinforcement is more effective when training animals than beating and shouting and punishing, but then animals aren't as self destructive as some people.
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