Thursday, August 11, 2011

Does any Republican know what democracies are all about?

Incredible, isn't it? Every GOP candidate for president would walk away from a 10 to 1 spending compromise!

They won't even accept a compromise where they get ten times what the other side gets!

Apparently, Republicans think they should get everything they want. And if they don't get it? Well, kiss America's credit rating, economy, and standing in the world goodbye.

And the right-wing loons in the audience cheered and clapped. It's just incredible, isn't it? What has happened to my country? How did my fellow countrymen get to be this stupid?

We have governments because we have to find a way to live together in peace. We have different opinions, different beliefs, different values. And unless we want a dictator telling us what to do, we have to find a way to compromise with others. We're not always going to get everything we want.

That's what living in a democracy is all about. But not for Republicans. No compromise for them. Republicans want to hold a gun to America's head in order to get everything they want.

Where will this end? Today it's about tax cuts for the rich. What about tomorrow? If blackmail works once, when won't they use it? Already, for the past two years, they've filibustered nearly all legislation in the U.S. Senate. That's because they insist on getting their way on everything, even when they're the minority.

Well, muggers are in the minority, too. But like Republicans, they'll hold a gun to your head to get what they want. What you want is completely immaterial. They don't care in the slightest about that. And they don't care how much damage they have to do, either.

Are these the kind of people you want running your country? Really? What will happen when they get voted out of office and they don't want to go?

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