Dear Madame L,
All I hear from you Democrats lately is whining. I hear you think Bush had 8 years, and now why doesn't the GOP let the Democratic Party have its turn in Washington?
Well, I want to say this about that: You all pushed Obamacare through, so it's really our turn now. All we're doing is following tried and true Republican principles, including economic policies designed to increase incentives for businesses and CEOs, thereby increasing hiring and bringing more prosperity to everyone through them.
It's not OUR problem if the president you elected can't stand firm in negotiations, giving away everything before he even begins! So what do you have to say about that, Madame L?
Laughing all the way to the 2012 elections
Madame L is appalled at the way the Republican "leaders" in Congress are behaving. While Democrats sit in the White House and dominate in the Congress, Republicans beg for "unity" and "cooperation." When they have the upper hand, though, as they do currently in the House of Representatives, they set ultimatums, walk out on budget talks, and so on.
Among the House Republicans Rep. John Boehner used to make Madame L angry, but now she just feels sorry for him, especially when she sees him standing before a microphone, with Rep. Eric Cantor standing behind him, smiling that crocodile smile, looking as if he has his knife ready to stab Boehner in the back as soon as Boehner veers from the Tea Party line.
But among the Senate Republicans, Sen. Mitch McConnell is still making Madame L angry. This is the man who --- do you remember? --- said, the day after Pres. Barack Obama was elected, that his primary goal for the next four years was, and the goal of the entire Republican Party should be, to get Obama out of office.
And he repeated that boast this week. Madame L repeates it for good measure:
His goal is not to help the people of our nation? Not to solve economic problems? Not to create jobs and ensure a safety net for the poor, unemployed, elderly, and children? No! Not one of those things! His goal is to unseat Obama, no matter what that may take. If it takes the U.S. defaulting on its loans, resulting in national and international economic chaos, so be it.
Madame L wonders what the world would be like if McConnell's wish came true.
What if Obama were out of office beginning in 2013? Who would replace him?
Someone who is a religious and social bigot? (Madame L is thinking of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum and every politician who panders to the Tea Party.)
Someone who will say anything he thinks necessary to be elected? (Madame L is thinking of Mitt Romney here.)
Someone who will sign a pledge saying that black children under slavery were better off than black children now? (Madame L is thinking of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum here.)
Someone who will campaign for re-election on job creation and helping the common folk, then turn around and legislate moral issues, lower taxes on the rich, attack unions and the middle class, and destroy the economy of our country? (Madame L is thinking of just about every Republican member of Congress here.)
Oh, please God, spare us from these hypocrites and liars. One of Madame L's neighbors has this bumper sticker on his car:
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
While this saying has been variously attributed to politician Huey Long and writer Sinclair Lewis, it was actually first written by Professor Halford E. Luccock of Yale Divinity School, in a New York Times article, Sept. 12, 1938.
Oh, please Dear Readers, write to your Members of Congress and DEMAND that they act like responsible adults and leaders, that they help the American people instead of ruining us!
Good luck, and may God bless America,