One could view the so-called
"debates" as a mediocre comedy show were the stakes not so high. As a group,
the quality of the Republican candidates
is embarrassing; insulting Americans' intelligence and displaying contempt for
the people. If this is the best Republicans have to offer, it is a pathetic
commentary on the level to which the party has sunk. There was a time when
there were Republican statesmen and stateswomen, people you could respect even
through you didn't agree with them, people who could compromise and work with
the President instead of doing their best to derail him.
Sadly the current Republican Party has sold its soul to right-wing fanatics and greed-driven lobbyists. In response to the February 2012 good news that unemployment dropped for the fifth straight month and job creation was higher than at any time since 1998, Republicans criticized the President for "slowing" economic recovery and stated, "We can do better." Well, why haven't they done better for their country during the past two years when they have controlled the House?
Throughout the President's entire first term, Congressional Republicans have shown they are empty suits with nothing to offer. They have persistently pursued only two objectives: destroy the Obama presidency and further reduce taxes for millionaires and billionaires. The thought of Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich becoming President should fill anyone with dread. Neither has the breadth of vision or the understanding of the complex world in which we live to be President of the United States of America. The election of either would be the final disastrous insult to our country, to our democracy and to the American people.
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