It’s the Republicans’ fault, DC edition

Politico’s Roger Simon is the latest Democratic shill to announce that everything that’s wrong with Washington is the Republicans’ fault:

There are scorpions among us. They sit in Congress, committed not to solving problems, but blocking solutions.


They would take the food out of the mouths of children. They would put the insurance companies back in charge of health care. They would shut the government down, refuse to pay the nation’s bills, destroy the trust that other countries place in us when they buy our bonds, they would do all this rather than give President Obama the slimmest of political victories.

Why? It is their nature.

I am not talking about the entire Republican Party. I am talking about a faction of far-right, Tea Party-driven congressmen who do not care who drowns.

They don’t have real alternate plans to help people. They weren’t, they believe, elected to help people. They were elected, they believe, to keep the other side from helping people.

It’s frightening to hear a supposedly educated journalist insist that Republicans, who’ve put forward tons of solutions on the biggest problems facing families, are scorpions but Democrats, who avoided putting a budget together for over 4 years, are virtuous, responsible politicians.

It’s time for these DC political shills to pull their heads out of their arses. It’s time they woke up to reality. It’s time they noticed that President Obama and the vast majority of Democrats want to halt coal-fired power plants. It’s time they noticed that President Obama and the vast majority of Democrats want to inflict pain on Americans via the PPACA. That’s if it ever gets implemented, which isn’t a sure thing. It’s time for fossils like Mr. Simon to notice that the EPA is attempting to do away with natural gas by 2035. It’s time they noticed that President Obama and a majority of Democrats agree with the EPA.

Perhaps Mr. Simon can explain why he thinks government bureaucrats are more benevolent than insurance companies, especially in light of how the IRS, the DOJ and the NSA have been used to attack people.

In Mr. Simon’s world, “far-right, TEA Party-driven” people are the problems, not IRS victims. I wonder what the color of the sun in Mr. Simon’s solar system is. It’s undoubtedly a different sun than the one in Earth’s solar system.

These supposedly radical TEA Party activists believe in accountability in government. Doesn’t Mr. Simon agree with that? TEA Party activists think all levels of government shouldn’t foolishly spend the people’s money. Does Mr. Simon think that that isn’t a worthy policy? TEA Party activists think the federal government shouldn’t have doubled the national debt in 5 years. Does Mr. Simon think that was smart?

TEA Party activists oppose President Obama’s end run around Congress to implement things he couldn’t get passed in Congress. Does Mr. Simon approve of President Obama’s unconstitutional, illegal behavior?

Apparently. That’s the only explanation why he thinks Republicans are the problem.

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