To the editor:
In the run-up to the 2010 congressional election, all we heard from Republicans was, “Mr. President, where are the jobs?” This was enough for Republicans to win back the House of Representatives and make marked gains in the Senate.
With the deeply dysfunctional Senate system, Republicans all but blocked anything put forward by Democrats and President Obama. In the House, something happened on the way to creating jobs: 46 bills on abortion; 113 bills on religion; 73 bills on marriage; 72 bills on firearms; 604 bills on taxation; 467 bills on government investigation, but zero job bills. They also scuttled the American Jobs Act.
What is a Republican Party to do when their eight years in power caused the Second Great Depression? It seems their game plan is to hamstring the Democratic Party from doing anything meaningful, whine about how slow the economic recovery is, and then convince voters that they can do better. God help us.