The Democrat’s lack of will during the Bush administration was the catalyst that prompted me to leave that party and become an independent. Apparently the author this article is now feeling how I felt a few years ago.
This piece actually reminds me of An Open Letter To Conservatives…
It’s not me, it’s you.
For years I’ve known you were spineless, afraid of your own shadows. I’ve seen those who dare proudly wear the label of “liberal” marginalized by those of you who say you’re liberal, but govern as center-right. I’ve seen the growing influence of corporate America pull you further and further from all those things that ‘the left’ holds dear, all in the name of campaign contributions and reelection.
Yet I’ve stood by you, hoping against hope that you’d return to your roots and actually act like liberals again.
This debt ‘deal’ is the straw that has broken this camel’s back. This inability to fight for what we believe in, evidenced by rolling over and giving John Boehner, himself beholden to the Tea Party, 98% of what he wanted is inexcusable.
The economy is a mess, a mess created by those who now hold it hostage and demand that we shrink the size of Government to where it can be ‘dragged into the bathroom and drowned in the tub’, as Grover Norquist once said.
Senator Reid called this deal ‘compromise’. Giving the opposition 98% of what they wanted isn’t compromise, it’s not even capitulation, it’s flat-out surrender.
You’ve surrendered to a minority of loud-mouthed know-nothings who, given half a chance, will go back on their word if not given everything they want and throw a public tantrum on par with a cranky toddler being pulled from the toy section in your local big box retailer.
Continue reading this excellent piece here…
- Grover Norquist Says Tax Pledge Was No Obstacle to Budget Compromise (prweb.com)
- Grover Norquist: Ending Bush Tax Cuts Not A Tax Hike (huffingtonpost.com)
- Americans For Tax Reform Bomb Threat: Grover Norquist Office Evacuated After Bomb Scare (huffingtonpost.com)
- Norquist Endorses Boehner Plan (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Who Benefits From Norquist Pledge? Norquist’s Employers. (pinkbananaworld.com)