The Republicans lost control of both houses of congress last week for two reasons:
I knew that something had to be done about
I knew that the destruction of
I also knew that these two issues would be hard to fix overnight and that other action would be needed to get the public eye off these issues and onto issues that favored Republicans.
I am not saying this to brag. I am saying it to show how DUMB the Republicans are. If I knew what would happen, surely the Republican leadership knew. So why didn't they do anything? I don’t have an answer to that. Hindsight is 20/20, but here is what they should have done.
Katrina, as stupid as it seems to me, was a real thorn in the side of the Republicans. Democrats were able to turn a natural disaster into a failure of the Republican Party. What the Republicans should have done is explain that a hurricane is unstoppable force of nature. They should have also explained that the failure of the
For instance, if the main source of violence in
If the violence is perpetrated by foreign fighters, the main objective of US forces should be to secure the Iraqi border.
If the problem is due to religious differences, then we should consider forcibly segregating the Sunni and Shia.
The Republicans in the House and Senate should have asked this question, answered it, explained their answer, and executed a plan to improve the situation in
Welfare reform, tax reform, Social Security reform, ending the death tax, ending the capitol gains tax, making the tax cuts permanent, and/or immigration reform. There was a litany of issues that the Republicans could have tackled. They did nothing, and paid the price. Normally I don’t mind a do-nothing congress, but when the Reps saw that they were poised to take a huge loss in the elections, they should have come together to get something done. It’s politics 101. If there is something bad on your record that is holding you back (
The 2006 “thumping” was a result of poor leadership in the Republican Party. The Democrats did not win because of their ideas. They won because of Republican ineptitude. Good riddance.Stumble It!