Sunday, February 28, 2010

You're Dead To Me Fredo. Not A Brother. Not A Friend.

An interesting development in American politics is the complete non cooperation of every Republican Congressional member with the Democratic majority from day one of the current administration. Absolutely nothing is likely to happen legislatively, for the rest of the Obama administration, whether it's three more years or seven.

I wonder if they have considered that when, at some point in the future, the Republicans gain control of Congress and perhaps even the Presidency, there is likely to be a similar lack of cooperation on the Democratic side. They will need to have a greater than 2/3 majority in the Senate to pass even a single piece of legislation and they will need to maintain that majority forever. They will have to maintain the support of every single Republican legislator on every piece of legislation they hope to pass. How likely do you think that will be?

I, for one, couldn't care less if Republicans have good ideas or valuable legislation to offer. As long as they offer even the smallest amount of lip service to the fundy, Christer cranks, I will support a policy of complete non cooperation. I will support any disruptive and blatantly false neo birther, slur campaigns against whatever Presidential candidate they might elect. I will agitate for the non acceptance of any Supreme Court nominee that President makes, no matter how moderate they may be. I will bend over backward to support the most odious and corrupt Democratic factions, even to the detriment of the nation, in order to stop the Republicans from gaining any legislative success.

It's the same as they have done. It's the only fair response.


Cut and Shoot said...

You watch too much Olbermann and Maher, grasshopper.

Buck said...

They seem to be cooperating on the spending bills just fine.