Republican lawmakers, pundits, and Tea Party patriots all claim a desire to return to the Founding Father’s view of America and a strict constitutional interpretation of governance in America. The problem is that the Founders had a very different idea of America than these new constitutionalists, and they would reject the philosophy that the rich and industrialists should have the power to control the government.
If earmarks are banned, the money must be administered by a government agency, and it will tie up funding for important necessary projects and add to the bureaucracy in government. For teabaggers who hate the idea of government getting too big, this ban should be revolting, and will certainly mean more government intervention into local affairs.
Voters who want to return to Bush-era policies are like an abused spouse who keeps going back to their abuser; knowing they will continue beating them.
David Axelrod said in an interview that the Obama Administration is considering keeping the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans. The question Americans deserve an honest answer to is; what is the benefit to 98% of Americans, or the economy?
Republicans have begun pushing for a war with Iran, and are using Israel’s defense and Iran’s nuclear program as a reason to engage in another war against another Islamic nation. The Republican’s drumbeat for war is a continuation of the George W. Bush “Crusade” that led America into a prolonged, costly war with Iraq.
Corporate protection at the expense of worker safety is endemic of conservative's ideology that corporations must be protected at any cost. Demonizing unions is just another way conservatives give corporations power to control America.
While at a religious right function last week Republican Virginia legislator Bob Marshall attacked pro-choice people by claiming that God punishes women who have abortions with disabled children later. Marshall said, "Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children."
A state of panic and denial has gripped the Republican Party, as they now fear that the economy might recover, before they get the chance to exploit it for electoral gain. A prime example of this is Rush Limbaugh, who on his radio show today, congratulated George W. Bush for any economic growth that will occur during the Obama administration.