What was I saying? Oh yes, I hate politics and career politicians. Unfortunately keeping an eye on both is a necessary evil. I have a lot more interesting ways of spending my time but I know if didn't expend some of my energy on politics I would soon find my wallet empty. If some of the worst leftwing nutjobs had total power I would probably end up in a
What was this post about again? Oh yes…
The Republicans now have control of the House of Representatives and while they are not in control of the Senate nothing is going to happen without their approval. So what do I expect from the GOP? What do I expect for my vote? Not much really, I don't believe my expectations are actually that high. First, I expect them to stop spending money that we don't have. That doesn't seem too hard, does it? No entitlements, no military appropriations, no pet pork projects without paying for them NOW, not later. Yes a balanced budget is a good place to start. What else would I like to see? Well doing serious damage to that abomination called national healthcare would be nice. Maybe the funding could be cut or it could in some other way be castrated. That would be very nice. How about some tax cuts, especially for people that actually pay taxes and small businesses, you know the backbone of this nation. Extending the Bush tax cuts would be good gesture to start the coming session. But what we need most is any good idea to help businesses grow and get this economy moving again, and it needs to be done now.
What I don't want is excuses, I don't want to hear about how they're not in total control and can't get it done. Maybe the President will veto your efforts but make him veto it. Put him on record as being against tax cuts, against a balanced budget, against the will of the average American voter that just destroyed his party's political power. And don't get too friendly with the other side. Here is a little clue to those delusional Republicans out there, Democrats don't like you, they never did and they never will. And even if you agree with them they still won't like you, in fact they'll despise you for it. Stop trying to be friends, you're never going to be friends with them unless you become like them. If you can get your opponents to come with you great, otherwise go it alone. Don't go into your social agenda right now either, you don't have the political power or the time. All of your immediate efforts should be concentrated on our nation's economic problems, we have a bomb that is about to go off and we need all your hard work to defuse it.
This is the Republicans last chance with me. I've been voting (R) my whole life and it was the very rare exception that I ever voted (D). I cast my very first vote for Ronald Reagan in 1984 and I was proud to do it. But Reagan is dead and the Grand Old Party is only ghost of it's former self. Over the ensuing years it has become harder and harder to vote Republican, many times my vote only being the "lesser of two evils." This time the GOP better come up with some good ideas and do their best to get them enacted. The Republicans had better ram those ideas through or at the very least show this President for the leftwing radical that he is. Talk is cheap and I'm tired of it, the time for talk is over. If you don't make some serious changes this time I am taking my ball and going home. If my only other choice is "democrat-lite" I would rather not vote at all.