“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anticolonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior… This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president.”
Newt Gingrich, a Republican and former House speaker, giving National Review Online his take on President Obama.
From CSMonitor.com reported on why Boehner may let tax cuts for the wealthy expire:
“I don’t think that’s going to help our economy,” said Boehner on “Face the Nation” on CBS on Sunday.
Republicans have long insisted that keeping taxes low on those at the top of America’s income scale is the best way to help the private sector generate new jobs.
That said, why would Boehner vote for a tax approach he still believes to be flawed? Several political theories come to mind.
He’s getting ready to be speaker of the House. With many polls showing it likely that the GOP will make big gains this fall, it’s possible that Boehner will become speaker in the next Congress. That’s a very different job than the one he now holds. The speaker has more responsibility for governing the nation – and that means more responsibility for actually getting bills passed.
SIGH. Example #1 shows us how the Republicans are still accusing others of what they, themselves are guilty of. Not to mention, they’re also racist, xenophobia-mongers, happy to point out “the other” even if that “other” got elected into office by an overwhelming majority. Gingrich looks like a fool doing both this and when he accuses others of being out of touch (oh and the mostly white, male, suit-wearing, Republicans are in touch?) and also by clearly being out of touch himself. However, the moderate Republicans (if there are any) and the Democrats (I’m pretty sure there are some around) both let these loudmouth A-holes get away with it. Then there’s the media, I’ll get to them in a second.
Example #2 of why America is over is Boehner’s bonehead machinations. He’s caving not because he wants to, not because he thinks it’s the best thing to do for America, he’s doing it to protect his chances for being SoH when the Republicans take over.
"Fuck America, it’s about my job," he seems to be saying and it’s obvious to anyone paying attention.
Meanwhile, the media is only encouraging him by doing a truly horrible job of holding the USG’s feet to the fire. It’s the media’s responsibility to challenge everything the government does. How often do you see this? These polls that point to a Republican win in November exist only because we are an almost completely misinformed public.
If most of us knew the truth, third party candidates would sweep the country since both parties are killing America with their petty, stupid, back-biting and infighting. America is dying for several different reasons and so far no one is willing to face this reality.