#36 | Posted by SpeakSoftly
Setting aside common-sense economic arguments against your rant for a moment...let's tackle this on the political turf that you have erected.
Operating under your premises, at what point do you hold Obama and the Dems responsible for our continued economic woes?
Is EVERYTHING that goes wrong in the political spectrum 100% the fault of the GOP?
For the first 2 years of the Obama administration it enjoyed HUGE power to "fix" all sorts of things. With the unfettered excersize of said power we received: Obamacare, Stimulus, Dodd-Frank, IRS perseuction of conservative non-profits, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Pigford payments, acceleration of nearly all of the roundly derided Bush-terror protocols, 1st Ammendment freedom of the press violations, unconstitutionalities up the wazoo - recess appointments when the Senate wasn't in recess, 'executive legislation' in regards to immigration enforcement, welfare work rules and ALL sorts of ACA 'fixes'.
I could go on.
Is the concept of precedent completely lost on you?
What is to stop a future GOP president to follow suit and possibly expand on all of this lawlessness toward political ends that you fundamantally disagree with?
As much as the Dems pissed me off with their obstructionist fillibusters of Bush judicial nominees, I STILL applauded the gang-of-14 nuking the nuclear option in 2005 as did pretty much ALL liberal Democrats. Yet these same liberal Dems applaud the very same 'nuclear option' when their politics are being advanced as a result.