The GOP bungles every opportunity

politicsWhenever the GOP gains power, they botch it. Consider recent history:

  • GWB responds to the events of 9/11 by starting two disastrous wars.
  • In 2012, they nominate Akin and Mourdock for the Senate.
  • The Senate votes a compromise on immigration, but the House ignores it..
  • Warned not to appoint Michael Flynn, President Trump does it.
  • Without an alternative, the GOP attacks Obamacare, which is popular with voters, and fails for now.
  • Against majority opinion, the GOP tries to sell tax hikes for many to fund tax cuts for wealthy individuals and profitable corporations.
  • They drag their feet on DACA and Child Health Plus.
  • They turn a blind eye to catastrophic climate change.
  • They attack education, and in particular higher education.
  • They promote racial divisions.
  • They attack minorities: LBGT, immigrants, women.
  • They threaten us with cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
  • They embrace a sex offender in the person of Roy Moore.
  • They accept a long list of executive actions without protest (see link below).

Given a chance to do good, they invariably muff it.






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