There are over 300 million Americans in this nation that also happens to be the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world. It’s only logical to assume that such a large and powerful nation, a nation that boasts about being the beacon of freedom and self-governance would have a government large enough to support “government of the people, by the people and for the people.”
Our representative Republic depends on our representatives doing their job to ensure the borders are secured, our military is strong, our intelligence apparatus is working, our food is safe, our air and water is clean, our infrastructure is in good order, our Courts, law enforcement and first responders are well staffed and funded, our elderly, poor and indigent people are cared for and protected, our economy and consumer base is vibrant. These things are necessary and we need not only a big government to ensure all of the above and more, it must be a working, unobstructed government free from purposeful constipation. Obstruction inflicted to block up the works in order to make one man and one party look weak and incompetent.
That has been the mission of the Republican Party since inauguration day in 2009. Worse yet, despite the President winning a second term with a huge mandate from the majority of the nation, this same Republican Party continues to openly and maliciously obstruct the workings of this nation. Such acts only harm Americans for petty political aims. A case can be made that this is at minimum malfeasance, at worse treason.
We are a violent nation with the highest gun violence rate in the world, yet the Republicans block the appointment to lead the ATF and laws to deal with the gun violence that plagues the nation. They also block appointments to the Federal Courts to handle the log jam of criminal and civil cases. Although the NRA says we have too many gun laws that go unenforced, they neglect to mention that due to their lobbying of Congress, funding to enforce those very same gun laws is almost non-existent. Though millions are in poverty and are starving, the Republicans not only refuse to address simple fixes to the sequester to fund safety net programs such as meals on wheels, they instead fund the manufacturing of Abrams tanks that the military doesn’t want or need. Though people are dying due to lack of funding for chemotherapy for cancer that was cut due to the sequester, the Congress instead quickly changes the law to fund the FAA so that Congressmen and wealthy won’t have to wait in long lines at the airport to go home, even though they were warned months ago that the cuts to the FAA and the consequences and had plenty of time to head off these problems by simply working with the President and Democrats.
We send representatives to Washington D.C. to work, to do the people’s business. Not obstruct and spend more time in the Green Room for Sunday talk shows whining about how nothing is getting done in D.C. If they actually worked, things would get done. It’s like the arsonist complaining about how bad the fire has gotten.
90 percent of the nation wants gun control legislation, but the Republicans block it.
The majority of the nation wants jobs, but the Republicans block the jobs legislation.
The majority of the nation want infrastructure repair, but the Republicans block legislation and funding.
Rather than working on the issues the nation wants, they focus on repealing ObamaCare, restricting women’s rights to make their own healthcare decisions, outlaw same sex marriage, tear down the wall separating Church and State, things the majority of Americans do not want them wasting time on.
If the majority of the nation wants it, they’ll block it. If the majority of the nation doesn’t want it, they’ll push for it.
And the only reason this is so, is because there is a black Democratic President in the White House serving out the remainder of his term.
Senator Toomey came clean about the fact that the Senate has been told, any progress made by this Congress would only serve to make the President look good, so they can’t progress on anything despite the harm caused the nation.
God forbid the nation does well under the President the majority of the nation voted for. The Republicans who lost will punish Obama and the nation for her choice.
You cannot clear an obstruction by just sitting back and doing nothing. It takes some sort of action. My suggestion, send a message to your Senator and your Member of Congress who will not do the people’s business that they were sent to do.
Since they insist on obstructing the people’s business, send them a box of Ex-lax with a letter of instruction to use it to free up their obstruction of government. This symbolic act just might let them know we have had enough of them and that if the Ex-Lax doesn’t work, we can use a 2014 enema to clear the system of this solid piece of Republican shit obstructing our progress.
Here are some of the most constipated members on Capitol Hill, you can see it in their faces: