Why Congress is Stymied
I just watched another one of President Bush's news conferences. It saddens me to hear him speak like a spoiled child who doesn't get his way for everything every time. It angers me that he places the blame for the failures of Congress to pass laws (that he will not veto) on the Democratic leadership in the House and Senate. Yes, I am upset, too, that our Democratic leadership has taken impeachment of the Vice President and President off the table, but I understand their views that we don't need more divisive politics right now. Sadly, removing Bush and Cheney from power seems to be the only option for ending their arrogance.
In reality, Congress is failing not because of the Democratic leadership, but instead, because of the unwavering support of the Republican minority for President Bush and his administration's big business agenda.
Have a look at Gordon Smith's article at Scrutiny Hooligans. It is clear that the Republicans want to have their cake and let us eat it too.
When the President and the Republicans condemn the Democrats for trying to implement the will of the American people and then use the same tactics as the Democrats, but to an extreme, to block that effort, We the People, suffer. It is time for the Republican members of Congress to wake up and think for themselves. If not, the very viability of the Republican party is at stake. The more they ignore the will of the American people, the more likely that they will lose more ground in Congress.
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