The Republican Party is Just Plain Incompetent
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Apr 25, 2013
The GOP's Incompetence Is Obvious. Just The Facts!
I saw an article in my news feed Friday saying that Ohio led the nation in job losses for March. Was this despite the fact that the last election left the entire state dominated by Republicans, or because of it? The answer is obvious, and it's obvious nationwide, if you bother to look closely. Since many don't have time to look, I've decided to take on the job myself. The data in this article will prove that, when you vote Republican, you vote for incompetence. Of course, when you listen to their rhetoric, why would you expect otherwise? Their main theme is that government doesn't work, so if they did a good job, they'd undermine everything they claim to believe.
Am I partisan? Yes. I am a Democrat, and I am a liberal. But my first political mentor was a Republican, and there was a time I could vote for the occasional Republican and not feel bad about it. But no more. Not only is the current GOP corrupt and ideologically repulsive; they also demonstrate an immense level of incompetence.
The Republicans these days are anti-everything, and that's no way to run a government. Our government is supposed to be to do what the democracy tells them to do. Today's Republicans don't just fail to do that; they refuse to. They do whatever they want, regardless of what anyone thinks. There is no equivalence to be made with the current Democratic Party, and this post will show you exactly what I mean. Democrats have a strong record of competence, regardless of whether or not you think they say and/or do the right thing at any one time.
I can't repeat this enough; to get the mogressivost pre government, we'll need state legislatures and a Congress that are at least competent enough to get the basics right. This means looking at the worst problem overall and eliminating it. And as the data below will make clear, the Republican Party is far more incompetent than the Democratic Party. It's not even a close contest. Government almost always suffers with Republicans in charge.
The first and most obvious area where the Republican Party has been at its least competent has been in their irresponsible stewardship of the federal government. I know it was a long time ago, but it was Republicans who got us into the Great Depression and kept us there. As a response, they were kept out of positions of responsibility for decades, including most of the era when we became the richest, most prosperous nation in the world. With the exception of the Vietnam War, we thrived during the 1960s, both economically and socially, in part because we had Democrats in the White House and a Democratic supermajority in Congress. That's not coincidence.
Things started to change in the late 1960s, as the Democratic Party shed its racist past and racist right wingers started to join together with Taft Republicans under one big, white tent. Before then, Republicans tended to be socially responsible, even as they pushed austerity as an economic model. They weren't as politically abhorrent as they eventually became, but they pushed farther and farther right. As they joined the GOP and pushed it farther right, certain groups of progressives were leaving the Democratic Party and moving it right, as well. That brought us to the 1980s.
This radicalized Republican Party has had more power than they deserve for over 30 years now. As a result, the country has seriously stagnated since. It was in the Democratic-dominated post-War era that the United States became the most powerful country in the world, and an economic model for the rest of the world. That's largely ending, and the Republican Party is the reason.
#2 Apr 25, 2013
You forgot to Post the name of the Sheeple Web Site that you cut/pasted this MSDNC Propaganda from?
#4 Apr 25, 2013
I'll give you a hint - it wasn't Faux News.
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