The GOP, including the Tea Party, has become quite transparent in their attempt to make President Obama a one-term president. They’re banking on the fact that the majority of Americans polled feel tha the President is not doing a good enough job on the economy. Therefore, they don’t worry about blow-back in openly blocking anything related to creating jobs for out of work Americans.
They honestly believe that they can subvert any attempts by the POTUS to get Americans back to work without any collateral damage on their part. The GOP is banking on this come the 2012 elections. The Tea Party Nation has now created a straw-man by requesting that jobs not hire anyone until the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations cease.
I think it’s unpatriotic to keep millions of people out of work and possibly lose everything they have just to get one man out of office. How do they keep getting away with this behavior with impunity?
In retrospect, this can only help the President’s re-election efforts in the long run. If not, this country has hit solid rock bottom, politically.
Congressional Republicans have acted shocked and offended at Democrats’ suggestions that they are intentionally sabotaging the economy to try to win back the White House in 2012. Republicans have refused to pass President Obama’s jobs plan — which experts estimate will create at least 1.9 million jobs — and proposed an alternative plan that Moody’s says “will likely push the economyback into recession.”
Now influential Tea Party leaders are throwing caution to the wind and openly lobbying business owners to stop hiring in order to hurt Obama politically. This week, Right Wing Watch picked up on a message Tea Party Nation sent to their members from conservative activist Melissa Brookstone.
In a rambling letter titled “Call For A Strike of American Small Businesses Against The Movement for Global Socialism,” Brookstone urges businesses “not hire a single person” to protest “this new dictator”:
Resolved that: The current administration and Democrat majority in the Senate, in conjunction with Progressive socialists from all around the country, especially those from Hollywood and the left leaning news media (Indeed, most of the news media.) have worked in unison to advance an anti-business, an anti-free market, and an anti-capitalist (anti-individual rights and property ownership) agenda. [...]
I, an American small business owner, part of the class that produces the vast majority of real, wealth producing jobs in this country, hereby resolve that I will not hire a single person until this war against business and my country is stopped.
Brookstone cites Democrats’ support of the Occupy Wall Street movement as proof that Obama, media elites, and the like are “against business, private property ownership and capitalism.” Although she fails to explain how a freeze on hiring would send a bold pro-business message, given that such a boycott would further damage the economy and exacerbate high national unemployment.
But these Tea Partiers are only too happy to put politics ahead of the well-being of 14 million unemployed Americans, not to mention the businesses who are looking for qualified workers.
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