Thursday, October 17, 2013
Won't Give In
I mean that in the best of ways: they played off the same book, they held their ground and they didn't play dirty.
Ok, that last part wasn't like a Republican.
But let's face it, Republicans win more often than not because they play in unison and play dirty. Neither is a strong suit of the Dems - and while I wish no one would play in the mud, sometimes the Dems need to.
This time, they really didn't. They held the high ground, and it seems everyone knows it - the general public and even the mainstream GOPers.
Yes, the Tea Party faction of Congress and their equally disturbed constituents are claiming "foul", but they really can't discern from reality. ...and I don't say that to cast stones.
Honestly, there is a logic gene that just seems to be missing - from those folks who voted to shut down the government and then would yell that the National Parks and Monuments were closed and they need to be reopened. A+B=C. But apparently they failed that portion of school - but only because the NEA was in cahoots with the liberals to teach things like evolution and science.
Of course, we have to go through this all again in January and February, so we'll see if the GOP has learned anything. For that, I'm not hopeful.
I also hope they have not - let's keep this fresh in everyone's mind for November 2014. We, as a nation, have short attention spans. It will be a distant memory come election time - and the GOP can spin yarn around any ad from an opponent that tries to tag them with this disaster.
As for John "Crybaby" Boehner, it must be hard to know that this 2013 disaster, will be his obituary. No doubt he has a few more decades to live (ok, 1 or 2, maybe 2.5) and he can think about that every fucking day, but it will be in the first paragraph of his obituary.
Ditto with Ted Cruz. I mean, how embarrassing, for him, that Houston's newspaper basically apologized for their endorsement of him a year ago.
I'm sorry for those who think Obama as weak, but he pulled the Dem team together and he was not shaken or stirred - at least publicly. And that is what pissed the GOP off more than anything.
I would like to think this is a whole new playing field for the Democrats. I hope they remember these last three weeks as well - but do it for good, not for evil. Don't be the next GOP.
Song by: the Finn Brothers