Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (2 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   5 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Insulting America

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 1   Well Said 1   Valuable 1  
View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to None 2/9/12

- Advertisement -

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. 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Next Page  1  |  2

I write nature/science books for children and adults. My most recent book is HOW TO HAVE SEX IF YOU'RE NOT HUMAN: INTIMATE JOURNEYS IN NATURAL HISTORY, an e-book. This book is a collection of a dozen of my articles about mating behavior in a variety (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -
Google Content Matches:

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Ferocious Madness of Hate

Insulting America

Brainless As Beetles

Unfit for Public Office

Rappers for the Rich

My 2010 Wish List


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
4 people are discussing this page, with 5 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

The buffoonery of GOP presidential candidates bega... by Dennis Kaiser on Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 6:21:32 AM
If there was a Repub candidate that appeared sensi... by John Jonik on Friday, Feb 10, 2012 at 7:02:03 PM
.... be the candidate they put out after their bro... by Dennis Kaiser on Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 at 12:10:49 PM
Why must these people who claim to be Republicans ... by Fred Slocombe on Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 8:25:05 PM
The Republicans have truly lost their way. In cate... by Mary Batten on Monday, Feb 20, 2012 at 10:04:46 AM