May 20, 2013 |
See complete forecast
Copy and paste the link:
i like it! As long as you don't relinquish the courage of your convictions in the process.
Amy has words of wisdom however right wing conservatives believe it's their way or no way for the past 30 years. Now the republican party is dead as a result.
Right wing conservative need to show some backbone,form their own party and campaign under the name "right wing conservative". Instead of posing as republicans,speaking like a republican yet when elections are over right wing conservative move back to their personal agenda's. This is what we call deception.
It looks like the Liberals are digging in on the fiscal cliff negotiations just now beginning in Congress. Apparently, they believe they have a mandate even though half of the country thinks otherwise. They are even bringing out the old "elections have consequences" narative. It ain't gonna be pretty.
"We're going to send a loud message to the leadership in the House, in the Senate, and President Obama: `Do not cut Social Security, do not cut Medicare, do not cut Medicaid,'" said Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-declared socialist who aligns with Democrats. "Every now and then elections have consequences. We won."
Republicans have had their heels dug in for the last four years, and the election results clearly don't express much pleasure towards that stance.
Sadly for you, Bernie's right.
It was Obama himself who nixed a deal last summer when he moved the goal posts at the last minute. Do you have such a short memory? Boehner came ready to to sign a pre-negotiated deal and Obama upped the ante for more revenue (taxes). We would not be in our curent fiscal cliff delima had Obama stuck to the original bargain.
What's absolutely remarkable here is that this "courage" was the norm 30-40 yeatrs ago, and even in the 1980s, with Bob Dole and many others, it was not considered exceptional behaior. Now the Senate is almost as partisan as the House and natural coalition-builders like Lindsay Graham are warned off from compromise. Kansas Senators Moran and Roberts have continually exrecised no leadership here, retreating into voting patterns to ward off possible threats (a la Kobach) to their re-nomination. For Kansas, this kind of courage should start at home, in the traditoin of Dole, Kasebaum, Carlson, Dennis Moore, Jim Slattery, Keith Sebelius and many others.
It is now considered courageous to not be a partisan hack?
Commenting has been disabled for this item.
Find more businesses on Marketplace
Arts & Entertainment ·