Sadly, running our country is a sales job. I’ve never done well in that because while selling a product-say real estate, I could not look someone in the eyes and say something like “Imagine your life in this house. Won’t it make your dreams come true,” but our politicians have to sell something to the voters. Trouble is what does the “Party of No” sell other than nihilism?
The GOP has to depend on pitchmen tactics. The core of their nothingness is “There’s a sucker is born every minute.”
Reality invades their goal of setting records for filibustering legislation-an era of emptiness is the GOP’s current legacy, which has devastated our 99%.
Yes, The GOP Has Abdicated Its Role as Legislators at a time when action is required.
This hatred of the citizens they were elected to serve began at the outset of our President’s administration. Immediately after he righted the worldwide economy that Bush 43 left him we wondered in the article “Will President Obama Get to Implement Policies to Reduce Joblessness and Help the US?” just how much more harm the GOP’s refusal to compromise would inflict on our 99%.
Red staters are getting more aware as more of the Tea Party candidates have been failing. They know that “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time”.
When Romney ran just two years ago he threw much more than he publicly admitted, 47%, under the bus as we articulated in the article “What is It–47 or 100%?–Talk About Your GOP Inclusive Big Tent”
Now, the GOP realizes their product isn’t selling to red staters. They will win their carefully gerrymandered House districts full of rabid right-wingers, and their fair share of incumbents in the Senate, but who else will vote for them?
The article “Split appears in GOP as more call for raising federal minimum wage”
explains the “Party of No” realizes that their callous indifference to the 99% presents themselves with a quandary they can’t surmount.
The article states “Several leading Republicans have called for raising the federal minimum wage and others are speaking more forcefully about the party’s failure to connect with low-income Americans – stances that are causing a growing rift within the party over how best to address the gulf between the rich and poor.”
The reality is dawning in the callous GOP that they will pay the price for shafting the 99%.