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The Ugly Americans.

I’m not the only one that can’t seem to get over the really lame shenanigans that pass for decision and policy making in the nation’s capital.

I’m speaking, of course, of the Republican leadership and most particularly the Senate Republicans, who seem to me, at least, to be in full suck-up mode, tripping over each other in their efforts to lose whatever small strategic advantage we had regained since Boehner and company fell for Obama’s first budget and reduction gambits back in January and February.

That should have been a harbinger of things to come, because every single time we’ve had Obama on the mat they’ve let him back up and we lose a little more credibility. We elected warriors… we got wimps. These people are afraid of their own shadows. They are too timid to fight. They are too timid to stand up for this country, its Constitution, its principles and its people.

The sheer ineptitude of the Republican leadership is demonstrated by their seeming inability to weld a cohesive message and one clear concise policy on the debt and government binging.

This madness has to stop, and stop now. None of us sees a bit of humor out here. All I see is anger… a growing, seething anger, with more and more people speaking out and voicing their displeasure with the Republican establishment who has once again managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Obama was as good as hung out to dry, and you… yes, you, the Republican so-called leadership, handed him an out. The DeMarxists haven’t submitted one word, not so much as one word, about a budget… balanced or otherwise, in over two years.

In the space of one week we, instead of forcing Obama’s hand, send him not one but three proposals for him to pick apart and demagogue, while he still does nothing. Meanwhile, the anger in the country gets stronger every day.

Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis

© Skip MacLure 2011

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