While a deadly pandemic rages across the nation, Republicans urge Americans to expose themselves to the virus and refuse the one known preventive measure at defeating the virus. Why? So they can blame Democrats for the deaths of their constituents. Maybe Democrats should promote the same anti-mask/anti-vax/anti-science platforms being pushed by elected Republicans. Surely, the GOP will be forced to stake out the opposite position to fulfill their agenda, right? Regardless of the issue or the solvency of the position, the GOP will stake itself in exact opposition to whatever the Democrats say. If Democrats say 2+2=4, elected Republicans will accuse them of using socialist math to control their children’s thoughts.
When President Biden follows Republicans' calls to end the wars and bring troops home, they get angry at how it happened and that it happened at all. When storms ravage western North Carolina, destroying entire neighborhoods and roads left untended for decades, Republicans refuse to support infrastructure bills meant to improve life for everyone.The GOP is an unserious party that has refused to govern while enriching its politicians and donors with our tax dollars. They've taken credit for Covid legislation that they voted against. They have no shame and no integrity. That's no way to govern and will contribute to our collective downfall.
It used to not be this way.
We need a serious Republican Party willing to operate as a complement to the progressive Democrats. We should all govern from the center. How can we do that if one of the two major political parties refuses to govern at all? If Republicans don’t care about the safety of their children, what do they care about? Certainly not my children or the children in Afghanistan. Their only goal is to score political points and stoke a culture war. Seems that it’s working like a charm.
When Republicans held all three branches of government, they refused to govern. The only legislation they passed was a tax bill that benefited the rich. They’ve long been the party of “no.” Paul Ryan admitted as much when trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In a 2017 Forbes article, he said, “We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do.”
They say no to Democrats while refusing to propose any meaningful legislative counter offers. They just slash and burn and refuse to use the people’s tax dollars for the people.They are an unserious party and should be treated as such. We are a nation with serious issues and should be treated as such. Our tax dollars need to address these issues in a serious manner. That’s what we pay lawmakers to do.