(08-02-2011 07:49 PM)jaxx Wrote: It does seem to be going to hell today. The vote was too late, the damage was done to the economy with the never ending back and forth.......but I have one thing I'll hang on to. Boner in an interview saying he was happy because he got 98% of what he wanted. He just owned the downfall in Dem ads for the election.
Right. They haven't done squat about jobs since they got in there last November, they got spending cuts by nearly crashing the economy. Whoop-dee-doo!
All Republicans in Congress also get to own their vote for "voucherizing" Medicare and Paul Ryan's "Ayn Rand" budget and several of them are on record for repealing ACA, defunding Planned Parenthood and NPR, among other crazy Tea-Party-inspired votes during this Congress so well. Also, because of their antics about the debt ceiling, the Republican Tea Party actually COST us money!!!!
The question that Democrats and progressives REALLY need to be asking themselves is: How much more "rope" are the Republicans going to give us before the election next year and which of the aforementioned votes of theirs do we use in ads?
Progressives are looking at the situation the wrong way. Instead of bemoaning the fact that nothing progressive is getting done (did they really expect anything remotely progressive to pass with the Republican Tea Party in the House?) and the Republican Tea Party's flirtation with austerity measures in a fragile economy, they should be glad about- so far-the Republican Tea Party's actual lack of accomplishments, as well as the fact that their "accomplishments" have only come about as a result of bizarre and thuggish tactics that should hopefully help turn the tide against them nationwide in 2012.