Saturday, February 14, 2009

Not One

I find it intensely sad that not a single Republican saw fit to break ranks from their bankrupt ideology to vote in favor of the economic stimulus bill yesterday. Not one. This lockstep, party-line performance serves only as a stark demonstration of the absence of independent critical thought in what should be a loyal opposition. Had there been some evidence of debate and disagreement amongst themselves, this would at least have been a sign that there was still some life in this moribund beast. How can anyone trust such mindless, unquestioning unanimity? A bad deal for the country, whichever way you look at it.

Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

mandt said...

It seems to me that the old-time Republican Party of Lincoln has been fraying at the seams since Reconstruction and was finally finished off by Reagan when the capitalist paradigm in the country shifted from productive industry to financial services and 'manipulated' credit markets. Now the GOP is little more than a vicious Malthusian nightmare.

citizen of the world said...

Distressing, buut not really surprising. Rush Limbaugh isn't the only one hoping to see Obama "fail."