Can the Party of NO Explain Itself?
What kind of DNA threads through angry Republicans, making them, literally, despise President Obama; disdain innocent children of immigrants; contemptuous of millions without health insurance; uncaring that unemployed or poverty stricken might need additional assistance or food stamps; unconvinced that fresh air, clean water, healthy food and safe mines require government oversight; or unaware that anyone drawing a paycheck pays into Social Security and Medicare, earning benefits they now or will enjoy or require?
Your candidates, unbelievably, want them eliminated, vouchered away or left to the “supervision” of insurance companies or Wall Street.
Can they please explain Republican thought processes suggesting that same-sex couples remotely affect anyone else’s quality of life, or that women are second-class citizens whose privacy must be intruded upon by male-dominated legislative bodies?
What party’s conscience wants budget cuts solely on the backs of schoolchildren and the poor?
When will conservatives learn that American pie is not alone their feast; that sharing and fairness will, in time, provide them a more satisfying slice; that a strong middle class translates to a viable economy, many more consumers, more jobs and, ultimately, stronger markets and increasing security for everyone?
Achieving stability may not be easy. But a party that says NO to bipartisanship, NO to compromise, NO to tax fairness, NO to jobs bills, NO to health care, NO to science or public education, NO to voting rights, NO to women’s equality, NO to renewable energy, bears the lion’s share of responsibility for a poor economy, poor quality of life, and a lost democracy.
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