Thursday, November 08, 2012

 Translating ....

Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).


Anonymous said...

Ho Ho Ho, John Ray. No sour grapes for you?? You did predict a Romney win, didn't you>. About as much legitimacy as your views on climate cute little Neanderthal. :):):):)

Anonymous said...

Assuming that's a representation of Obama speaking of republicans, his sentiments are not to far off the mark.

Boehner finally said republicans would now be willing to consider generating additional revenues via "tax reform" (i.e. raising taxes...he still couldn't bring himself to actually say the words...). What is sad is that they held the country hostage for 2 years with an "our way or no way" mind set as they stalled and waited for this election, slapping Obama's hand away every time he made an effort to reach across the aisle and plead for bipartisanship. And we had to sit there and stomach Romney saying throughout his campaign that Obama was the one who was obstinate, and how he will be the one to bring the parties together. (Easy to say when you represent the party primarily responsible for creating the roadblock.) But it's only after loosing the election and we are heading towards a fiscal emergency that he and his are suddenly willing to work together.

Sadly, I have no doubt that republican sentiments are the same regarding viewing the other side as the "dumb-ass opponents". They just need to remember the election was won via the support of, I guess from their perspective, a dumb-ass public. Perhaps they should keep in mind, insulting half of the electorate didn't win Romney any points, nor is it likely to pave the way toward bi-partisan negotiations.

Our country needs less of our opposing political factions acting as nothing more than the party of "no" to the other. Republicans and democrats alike need to stop their petty bickering when bipartisanship is a clear necessity, and do the peoples business. It's time to stop with this childish behavior on both sides of the aisle.

I truly believe our founding fathers would be ashamed of what has become of today's form of government. By the way, anyone know if congress's approval rating has gotten out of the single digits yet? Clearly, nobody in congress seems to care about the opinion of the public they were sent to Washington to serve. More to pity about how far we've fallen in the way we govern our nation.


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