Original Link: http://www.cps-news.com/2009/02/10/gop-learning-from-taliban-tactics/
From a Washington Post article; “Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) suggested last week that the party is learning from the disruptive tactics of the Taliban”. Sessions made this statement in reference to the GOP’s tactics in defeating the stimulus bill. Rep. Paul D. Ryan said “we’re standing on our core principles”. And Rep. Eric Cantor is quoted as saying “we are standing up on principle and just saying no”. The same article informs us that Rush Limbaugh “has taken on a leadership role in the out-of-power Republican Party”.
You have to ask what the Republicans’ real agenda is; helping the country get out of this mess or using the mess to rebuild their party. I suggest the latter (politics as usual), which is the same thing the Democrats would be doing should the situation be reversed. You also have to ask yourself where was all this “standing up for our core principles” when Bush was on his wild spending spree. The likes of Session and all the others were signing off on that spending spree and waving their flags in the process. They see this as “pay(ing) off politically for those who oppose it (stimulus bill)”. “Paying off politically”; the real reward. And look who their “hero” is; Rush Limbaugh.
We commoners must see and accept the real problem we have in getting the country back on track, which is our politician’s playing politics at the cost of the country and citizens. Sessions’ wording says it all; “disruptive”. What does that mean? “If our party is not in power, let’s use terror tactics against the country & opposition; to hell with being a part of the solution, let’s be a part of the problem”.