House Republicans Vow “No Compromise”

Being reasonably aware is both a good and bad thing.   It’s a good thing on the one hand as it can prevent one from being deceived, but it’s a bad thing when you live in a country full of people who want to be lied to.  In the latter instance, the only thing you can really do is withdraw and operate on what you believe to be true knowing that those who are being deceived are like lambs going to the slaughter.  We’ve all heard the drumbeat that the GOP will take the house ever since the spring and they may have talked themselves into a victory, but I’ll wait to believe that when I see it.  Anymore, I find politics generally disgusting and the current crop of republicans are the most disgusting part of the entire system.  The system is a total and absolute failure with money having purchased the entire show.  And it really is nothing more than a show that really means little and the central purpose of it is to divert the attention of citizens from the very real issues we face.

The republicans are vowing “no compromise” in an effort to create a bogeyman to fight right from the gate.  Assuming they win majorities,  that doesn’t mean the end of bogeymen creation while being joined at the hip with Fox News.  The crap is really going to hit the wall economically, so they’ll be pulling out even more of them to divert the people.  First up is a attempted repeal of healthcare and then they’ll cast around  to see what they can do to cut “runaway spending”.  This will generally mean cuts in those things that might get a lot of mileage politically with their base while accomplishing absolutely nothing.  So, they’ll target things like unemployment, welfare, education and etc while increasing the military budget.  All the while they’ll be yelling slogans about tax cuts.  These people are idiots.  They really are.

But the democrats are no better, even though they may play nicer.  Obama’s been taking on much heat lately in the financial blogs, and deservingly so, about Geithner, Summers along with him being in bed with the bankers and presiding over slaps on the hand for folks like Angelo Mozilo of Countrywide Mortgage even though upwards to 90% of every mortgage originated through that institution had some sort of irregularity associated with it.  Even though we have evidence of a financial system rife with fraud, his administration has not called these people out nor attempted to chop off some heads.   That’s really what’s needed now.  Instead it sits powerless while the Fed and its Wall Street cabal craft a plan about how they’re going to save themselves at our expense.  So much for hope and change.

Strangely, the republicans aren’t outraged about any of this, they’re just upset about the deficit.  This just confirms for me that both political parties are different sides of the same coin that’s purchased them both.  The monied interests want this gridlock as a diversion as it gives them the cover to do what they want to do.  In a way, the entire political scene is like a WWF wrestling match complete with stupid “managers”, the wrestlers  themselves and the referee who never “sees” the dirty scoundrel with the brass knuckles.  The show is calculated to get everyone pissed off while behind the scenes all the actors are well remunerated colleagues who get along quite well.

  • Diaspora Black

    One thing for sure: The Republicans have presented a united front against Democrats. But their new coalition, Tea Party Republicans, and establishment Republicans, will be tested early and often. Next year the nation’s debt ceiling will have to be raised or the government defaults.

    I can’t wait to see how that one plays out.

    Without control of both houses of congress, the Republican majority in the House will have to make a few concessions to the Dems and the president if they hope to get anything passed. But I suspect that the Dems and the president will capitulate to Republican demands, and not obstruct as they have done.

    If Dems roll over (for example, extend Bush’s tax cuts for the wealthiest two percent), Obama can forget about a second term after 2012. Much of the lack of “enthusiasm” in the base can be traced to the Dems’ willingness to concede their “core values.” Unless Democrats offer a clear choice between themselves and Republicans, they will lose. Why should the people care about who’s in congress, if one is indistinguishable from the other?

    I know: You don’t think that there is much now to set them apart. Several things: Dems have been willing to extended unemployment insurance, go after some of Wall Street’s abuses (although not enough, but more than Repubs), and cough up money for much-needed infrastructure projects, which provided a stimulus that has worked to replace some of the jobs that are being lost each month.

    • http://theafricanamericanclarioncall.com Greg L

      >>I can’t wait to see how that one plays out.<<Well one thing we know for sure, there will be a lot of foolishness. The only unknown is the direction and nature of it. >>>I know: You don’t think that there is much now to set them apart. Several things: Dems have been willing to extended unemployment insurance, go after some of Wall Street’s abuses (although not enough, but more than Repubs), and cough up money for much-needed infrastructure projects, which provided a stimulus that has worked to replace some of the jobs that are being lost each month. <<<BD, I don’t deny that there are some differences between the two parties, but it just seems to me on the really big fundamental issues, there’s little practical difference. One example– there’s a fundamental problem with our nation’s military posture–we can’t afford it and many of the things it engages in are not only morally wrong, but are in support of an empire that does not benefit most people (and even if it did, it’s still a problem). The republicans pursue militarism as “hawks” without apologies while the dems pursue it as “doves” who don’t wish to appear to be “weak” on defense. Either way, both of them wind up at the same point. Another big issue–illegal drugs where the African-American community is used as a retail distribution point and we just saw evidence of a few major banks laundering money in support of this a couple of months ago. This is on neither party’s radar screen and this is a huge issue IMO. Yet both of them weigh in on illegal immigration, take up opposing positions and have a big fight about it, but can’t begin dealing with stuff that’s really significant and important.The agree more than they disagree, it just that the disagreements are loud.Increasingly I’ve come to feel that the argument between these two along with most of the issues are being staged like a WWF match. That’s not to suggest that there aren’t some well meaning people and thoughts behind certain things, but the system limits their actions to a few surface issues. Perhaps I’m missing something here and I’m definitely willing to be challenged on it.

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