POLITICAL observations & opinions

* Republicans have no ideas and no plans; instead of providing the responsible opposition our country needs, all they can do is call Obama names while seeking to raise unsupported fears; it’s pathetic.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 12, 2009

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-OH)

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)

Laurie Kellman writes for AP (6-12-09) …

  • The No. 2 Republican in the House on Thursday compared President Barack Obama’s plans for the auto industry to the policies of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, saying the White Househas stripped credit holders of rights and given them to Democratic allies.
  • “They said, ‘Set aside the rule of law, let’s strip secured creditors, bondholders, of their rights. Take them away outside of the bankruptcy process and give them to the political cronies and the auto workers’ unions,” Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said in an interview with The Associated Press.
  • “It’s almost like looking at Putin’s Russia,” added Cantor, the GOP’s House whip. “You want to reward your political friends at the expense of the certainty of law?”
  • “The Democratic agenda is unraveling,” he said, elucidating what’s become the Republicans’ main talking point in recent weeks. “My sense is by November of 2010, (there will be) an electorate that really wants to see a check and a balance on unfettered power.”

read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090612/ap_on_go_co/us_cantor_obama_10

LMW COMMENT

After the Bush/Cheney/Republican policies set this country into a disastrous war of choice, and under-regulated Wall Street and the economy to the point of collapse, and caused the country to reject them in the 2008 elections, they still have nothing constructive to say about what to do next. No ideas. No plans. Nothing to do but call the most dynamic president of our age names.

The auto companies drove themselves into bankruptcy by their own incompetence. The solutions posed by the Obama administration as the price for taxpayer support to keep GM and Chrysler alive have imposed sacrifice on the companies, their shareholders and bondholders, and the labor unions whose extravagance has been part of the problem. This is as it should be.

If it wasn’t so serious, we should all just laugh at the Republicans. But the thruth is we need a viable two party system in America. We need a strong opposition party to keep Democrats in check, just as Democrats should have kept Republicans in check during the Bush/Cheney years. Democrats failed then, Republicans are failing now.

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3 Responses to “* Republicans have no ideas and no plans; instead of providing the responsible opposition our country needs, all they can do is call Obama names while seeking to raise unsupported fears; it’s pathetic.”

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  2. d.eris said

    “the truth is we need a viable two party system in America. We need a strong opposition party to keep Democrats in check, just as Democrats should have kept Republicans in check during the Bush/Cheney years.” We also need strong third parties to keep the both of them in check. Without that, a viable two-party system is unlikely to develop.

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