Reflecting on a Broken Record
Brian Young at Roadblock Republicans.com reflects on the record obstructionism by the current Senate GOP:
And we have a record!!!!!Yes, we do have to do something about this. That thing to do? Get more Democratic Senators elected!
Last night, the Roadblock Republicans accomplished a feat no ordinary group of obstructionists could have pulled off. No, it takes a special brand of legislator to actually break the Roadblock record in less than half the time of the previous record. Only a group with a near-pathological disregard for the actual health of our democracy, only a group with a single-minded focus on the cynical political strategies of their consultants, only a group with a imperious disdain for the people of the country could’ve pulled off such a feat.
So, congratulations go out to the Roadblock Republicans. They have etched their names in the history books forever.
And let’s just remember what is really being blocked:
A new course in Iraq: BLOCKED
A new energy future: BLOCKED
More health care for kids: BLOCKED
Help for people affected by the mortgage meltdown: BLOCKED
We make fun of the Republicans, and we get snarky about the Republicans, but the cold facts are that their obstruction has real-world consequences. This stuff matters.
But you see, that’s the difference between Republicans and Democrats right there: to Democrats, government and governing is a responsibility, something to be undertaken with care and with an appreciation of the citizens being affected. To Republicans, it’s just a meaningless, cynical game to be exploited for partisan purposes. Partisanship in service of political goals is fine … we practice that here all the time. Partisanship in service of nothing more than an ambition for power and prestige … well that’s the Roadblock Republicans.
We’ve got to do something about this.