Sunday, August 29, 2010


"If President Barack Obama needed any more incentive to go all out for Democrats this fall, here it is: Republicans are planning a wave of committee investigations targeting the White House and Democratic allies if they win back the majority.

Everything from the microscopic — the New Black Panther party — to the massive –- think bailouts — is on the GOP to-do list, according to a half-dozen Republican aides interviewed by POLITICO.

Republican staffers say there won’t be any self-destructive witch hunts, but they clearly are relishing the prospect of extracting information from an administration that touts transparency."

As the November elections draw nigh I find myself already tired of the typical gotcha' politics being displayed by the leadership of the GOP. Do we need investigations? Not really. Most of us know that the Obama administration is corrupt and a bunch of us believe that the current administration is actively working to destroy our country.

What we don't need is millions and millions of dollars we don't have being spent on a political sideshow. What we need is a clear plan to right the ship of state. While Issa and Boehner spend their time planning to get even, Rep. Paul Ryan has developed a comprehensive plan to get the country back to fiscal sanity and freedom with his
"Roadmap for America". Of course, guess which Republicans will get all the media attention?

The Republican Party leadership is more worried about the party than they are the country. If they don't begin to focus on the real danger they will find themselves marginalized by the people. Most of us are tired of parties and politics. We want leadership.

So instead of worrying about investigations, if the GOP wants to have a real chance of changing the direction that the country is headed, start putting real leaders like Rep. Ryan out in front and start a real, thoughtful and well reasoned argument in front of the American people. Show that there are solutions and that they can be implemented. If the GOP insists on playing these games with investigations they are going to be playing on an emotional rather than logical battlefield, giving the home field advantage to the Democrats.

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1 comment:

  1. "The Republican Party leadership is more worried about the party than they are the country."

    You're 100% correct, Catawissa. I believe that's the reason the GOP avoided Glenn Beck's recent Washington, DC rally.

    I think all this talk about God and moral values scares the GOP as much as it does the DNC. And if the GOP is scared of a Mormon like Glenn Beck talking about God and moral values, then how would the GOP react if a prominent Catholic politician did so?

    Oh silly me - there is one - Rep. Paul Ryan - the topic of your post!