Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The one consistent opinion you can derive from the polling data compiled over the past two years is that the voting public wants Congress to "do something!" to fix the economy and to put people back to work. Standing in the way of doing something has been the Party of No (fka the Republican Party).
The Party of No adopted a political strategy upon President Obama coming into office that it would simply oppose everything he proposed – including former Republican proposals they supported. This is an historical first, and a terrible precedent.
The public anger directed at Congress is the sense that Congress has failed to "do something!" about the economy. You would think that that anger would appropriately be directed at the Party of No which has stood in the road obstructing every effort to revive the economy and to put people back to work. But only in America do we call upon the arsonist who burned down our house to put out the fire.
The Party of No is about to double down on its obstructionist strategy. GOP says compromise not on the agenda if they retake the House:
Republicans aren't interested in compromising with President Obama on major issues if they retake the House or Senate, a senior GOP lawmaker said.
"Look, the time to go along and get along is over," said Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.), the chairman of the House Republican Conference.
"The time to go along and get along"? In what alternate universe does this guy live in? That never happened.
Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), in an interview with the National Journal, made it clear that the Party of No has only one priority:
"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."
If an angry electorate wants Congress to "do something!" or to do anything for that matter to revive the economy and to put people back to work over the next two years, the only answer is not to enable the obstructionism of the Party of No but to elect more Democrats to Congress to neutralize them. It's only common sense.
But too many Americans stand ready to call upon the arsonist who burned down our house to put out the fire.