There is no way to positively spin the antics of the teabaggers in the House of Representatives who are attempting to hold the nation hostage when it comes to the budget crunch that needs a continuing resolution by Monday. If a deal is not passed by Congress the prospect of a government shutdown beginning on Tuesday becomes very real.
There was a time, and not so long ago, when (for the most part) thoughtful and far-sighted people decided to run for a congressional seat so to make government better. There was a desire to go to Washington and push our national purpose to new and higher standards. Members from both sides of the aisle could be counted on to conduct the national business, even with partisan differences.
But reasoned men and women were replaced too often with teabaggers in enough congressional districts that chaos was unleashed in congress.
Today what this nation is witnessing is one of the most pathetic displays of petulant behavior yet displayed by the Republican Party in modern times. There is a willing disregard from conservatives for the gravity of the work that congress must do so to keep the government running, and the national economy from suffering. Had the teabaggers control of the levers of our government they would whole-heartedly wreak havoc on the international stage too, given the linkage and complexities of our economic systems.
Conservatives who resist legislation to authorize new borrowing by the Treasury are not fulfilling their obligations to the nation they pretend to represent. When they threaten and bluster about the benefits of a shuttered national government they are demonstrating why they are way over their pay grade and need to return to the private sector.
Simply put, the appalling behavior from the new brand of Republicans is much akin to terrorists.
Last night on a news program it was noted that the House is not really asking for sane negotiations. After all, as it was stated, it’s a negotiation if someone is trying to sell a house and the debate is over the price. But what the House Republicans are saying is ‘Give me everything inside or I’m going to burn it down.’
President Obama is correct to say he will not negotiate the good faith and credit of the United States with those who are trying to hold the nation for ransom. That is not how the political process is handled in this nation, and it is time the three-thumb crowd that got elected from red districts understand that.
There are too many in the world with a bomb strapped to their chests. We have seen that too many times in the headlines. As such we can not and must not allow for the Republicans who act as if they were potty trained at gunpoint to also act like terrorists.
For damn sure, this nation will not let Republicans blow our government up. They need to be stopped. Anything that allows these nutty Republicans to believe they can trade a debt-ceiling threat
for policy concessions simply creates a new hostage crisis the next time the debt ceiling comes up. This nation does not negotiate with terrorists.
While the GOP continues to tarnish whatever is left of their brand name the mature members of Congress and President Obama will do the work that they were elected to do.