Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 7/10/09

Republicans Rejoicing with More Americans Jobless?

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     (# of views)   1 comment
Author 3419
Message Brent Budowsky
Become a Fan
  (3 fans)
- Advertisement -
Sure seems to me that certain Republicans appear to be taking unseemly joy as more Americans lose their jobs. The party of Bush and the Party of No is dangerously close to being the party that hopes America fails!

Right here, on The Hill's Pundits Blog, in recent hours, consider this: One Republican, Cheri Jacobus, looks like she can barely contain her glee as more Americans lose jobs while she yearns for the glory days of yesteryear, when Republicans attacked Bill Clinton over sex. Another, John Feehery, looks like he does math with a calculator about how many jobless elect how many Republicans.

Meanwhile, a third, Ron Christie, appears to be questioning the president's patriotism when he says, inexplicably and falsely, that the president does not sufficiently proclaim his admiration for those who served during the Cold War. Excuse me? The president pushes more support for veterans than the Bush administration. I suppose when previous attacks on Obama from this source, such as the "Messiah" attack and the Muslim-roots attack, failed, why not try patriotism again?

Perhaps Ron would applaud if the president stood on an aircraft carrier costumed in a "Top Gun" flight suit, right?

It is odd that Republicans yearn for yesteryear, the campaign tactics of Gingrich and Rove and the economic policies of Bush and Cheney, and do so with an almost gleeful joy when bad news happens to good Americans. Imagine if unemployment reaches 10 percent. Will they chant, "Yippie!"? And shout, "Yabadabadoo"? Will they roar, "Hooray, let's bring back the Bush years"?

- Advertisement -

Don't get me wrong. I am critical of certain Obama policies on the economy (in my opinion, more cogently than my Republican friends). And I try to offer concrete solutions. I have warned both parties that if this continues, there could be an anti-incumbent wave in 2010, in which the party that rules, and the Party of No, both lose members.

But would someone point out a solution offered in these Republican hee-haws about higher joblessness? More Bush policies?

Meanwhile, a little advice to my Republican friends: Don't look so gleeful, so happy, so joyous when bad things happen to good people in the American heartland. Keep it up, and the only glory days Republicans will return to will be more elections like 2006 and 2008.

- Advertisement -

Click Here for original post on The Hill's Pundit Blog.

 

- Advertisement -

Well Said 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Brent Budowsky Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Brent Budowsky is a regular columnist on thehill.com. He served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

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

The Great Bank Robbery of 2009

Republicans propose another recession

BP bailout proposal coming soon

A Bernie Sanders Shocker Is Coming

Manafort pardon would be impeachable, indictable and convictable

The Real Rahm Emanuel Story