These GOP thugs and arsonists in America's barn do not wish to actually accomplish anything. As House republican bigwig McHenry said, "Our goal is to bring down [Dem] poll numbers". Confuse, obfuscate, naysay, sabotage. That is the face of the new GOP.
But, this is not a face that true, dyed in the wool conservatives approve of. How bad is it? David Frum, avowed right winger from hell, essentially said Limbaugh is a blathering idiot. Frank Schaeffer, a founder of the Reagan revolution is particularly scornful in his article "Open Letter to the Republican Traitors"
How can anyone who loves our country support the Republicans now? Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan defined the modern conservatism that used to be what the Republican Party I belonged to was about. Today no actual conservative can be a Republican. Reagan would despise today's wholly negative Republican Party. And can you picture the gentlemanly and always polite Ronald Reagan, endorsing a radio hate-jock slob who crudely mocked a man with Parkinson's and who now says he wants an American president to fail?!Nor is his the only voice echoing this sentiment. Newt Gingrich, author of the Contract with America and the 1994 GOP coup d'etat, had this to say about these "pundits" who wish American policy and American presidents failure "You're irrational if you don't want the President to succeed".
Yet, here we are....45 days into Obama's presidency, FauxNews Nutwork is trying to lay 8 years of disaster and incompetence at Obama's doorstep. Never mind the fact that their bubblehead gave away over a trillion dollars to the rich, deregulated out the ass, let corporations get away with murder and spent over three trillion for war efforts and defense budgets. If you want to know how to take the greatest surplus in history and turn it to the greatest deficit, then you only need think back to the past 8 years. 45 days is hardly going to take root. We are in a tailspin folks, and everyone needs to break a sweat, put in some elbow grease and get on board to dig ourselves out of this nearly intractable mess. Failing that, the arsonists can just shut the fuck up.