Whenever I think about the current situation in Congress, their inability to come to terms on anything, I try to imagine what the problem may just be. At first, I think that the famous quote from “Cool Hand Luke,” where the warden says, “What we have here, is a failure to communicate” is what applies to the situation. That seems about right, just a mere communication problem that the Democrats and Republicans have failed to solve. It is true that reaching out a little more would help, but the fact is that there is a lot more to the problem than the boys and girls in the Capitol would care to admit.
Unfortunately, I will now have to do what I was hoping I could avoid, and that is point the finger directly at the Republicans. To all the tea party members and supporters, get out of my party now. You are the biggest disgrace to ever bear the Republican label. On second thought, I do not know if disgrace is the right choice of word.
Nixon was a disgrace when the whole Watergate scandal burst open, but he also had several accomplishments beforehand, so he therefore had a reputation that he was able to bring disgrace to.
The tea party Republicans have made absolutely no accomplishments to this country and for that reason are not qualified to be a disgrace. Perhaps pathetic is a better term.
John Boehner, Ted Cruz and their supporters in both houses of Congress are only exhibiting the real intentions behind all garbage that they have been spewing. They are not honestly concerned with the facts that this country has a spending problem, may go into debt, and that the U.S. is in the worst economic crisis second only to the Great Depression 80 years ago. Instead, they are merely looking for the President of the United States to fail because he is a member of the Democratic Party.
If this party did care so much about our country’s well being, they would have not allowed the government to shut down as a result of their ridiculous obsession with repealing Obamacare, because they would have made up their own plan that would have been a better alternative. Of course, no such idea has even been considered.
There is honestly only one thing that can be done now: Republicans now have to assemble against the tea party radicals. I am not talking about simply stating that we disapprove and continue to allow them to wreak havoc on the party and our country.
The moderate and reasonably conservative members of the Republican Party need to use the play book of the tea party.Begin targeting every primary a tea party incumbent runs in.
Another good idea would be to run litmus tests to make sure that whatever candidate running understands that it is the 21st century and doubting evolution, opposing gay marriage or completely shutting down the government is not acceptable.
It is by giving these extremists a taste of their own medicine that will help us finally get rid of them for good.