Recently Republican Minority Leader Senator McConnell defended his position of making his number one priority making sure that the current President, Barack Hussein Obama, is a one term President. In making that claim he has publicly stated that he is putting his party over what is best for America. I mean his number one priority should be to do what is best for the American people and it surly should not be defeating a political foe at the expense of what makes us all a better nation. Apparently he feels otherwise. In my book, that's treason. IMHO he has lost his way, if indeed he ever cared at all.
The concept of making sure that a particular President fails and is defeated, no matter the damage that is done to the American nation is one that, quite frankly, is new to me and is very scary. I am 54 years old and all of my life there have been fights between the two parties, but the one thing I never had any doubt about, was that both parties would be willing to ultimately do what is best for our nation above all else. That seems to be (frighteningly) going away. I wonder if we as a people can survive that loss. Today it seems like there is an attitude from the right that says take it or leave it, even if leaving it means suffering of many Americans. I just can't fathom that. I also think that, if the GOP pushes that, they'll get bit in the ass in the end.
Granted, there have been a few cracks on the GOP side. A few things were accomplished in the lame duck session. Still the rhetoric coming from the right does not portend much movement in the future. Comments from Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader McConnell indicate a logjam. A shutdown of government as they are so scared of the teabagger wing of their party that they're more then willing to sell out whatever other compromise they may have otherwise been willing to do, because they afraid they'll be challenged in a primary and lose that nomination to a teabagger lunatic.
I think and believe that there is a divide in this country and that after January 5th when the new Congress is sworn in, it's going to get a whole lot worse, because the leaders of the GOP have decided that it is best to fuck up all of our lives in the mission to take control of the government back for their party, then it is to do what is bestfor the American people. I also believe that, if they don't back off, their policy could well destroy or nation and what we all stand for as a country and as a people.
Below are a couple of links that show how Mitch McConnell feels about us as a nation and I submit these examples with apologies to the Marx Brothers in general and to Groucho in particular.
An example of Mitch McConnell and his ideas about moving the nation forward and his ideas about the current President. He just wants to say no and to "get" his man (Barack Obama), no matter if that is good or bad. To the GOP it doesn't matter if what they are doing is good or bad for America, as long as they see it as a good thing for their party. That's sick and cold, but it is the truth.
And here is how McConnell and Boeher will run America.