And, Republicans can present no reasonable alternatives in their criticisms, and now seem to be resorting to depending upon miracles.
That's the only possibility since eight years of having things their way was resulted in a near complete collapse of our basic economy. What seems obvious to anyone but Republicans, is that 'More of the same' simply can not possibly be the answer without some sort of miracle.
Yet, Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking House Republican, comes right out and says, “ . . . we are standing up on principle and just saying no.” Maybe this originally stems from former First lady Nancy Reagan's now-famous anti-drug refrain, "Just Say No!", but such lockstep doctrinal negativity will never get us out of this mess.
Still, Republicans in general seem determined to prove how negative they can be. Possibly spurred by Obama's widely popular slogan "Yes We Can!", Republicans apparently have decided their only response can be "Not only NO, but HELL NO!"
The inevitable result of all this negativity has left today's Republicans with:
- No message;
- No ideas;
- No level of acceptable ethics;
- No leader;
- No contact with reality;
- No responsibility;
- No individual independence from party;
- No success at governing;
- No respect;
- No NUMBERS in their proposed budget;
- And apparently, No Clues!
This is tragic and sad. The Party of Lincoln is on life support and desperately needs a wake-up call!