The Dickishness Of The GOP

What we've observed these past two years is a political party that knows nothing but scorched earth tactics, cannot begin to see any merits in the other party's arguments, refuses to compromise one inch on anything, and has sought from the very beginning to do nothing but destroy the Obama presidency. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - Dec 1, 2010 - 9:59 PM PST
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by Jon Mitchell - Dec. 2, 2010

It's an admittedly angry piece, but recall that Andrew Sullivan used to BE a Republican. this frustration is clearly based in a thwarted long-term effort to accomodate the party.

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Lynn R. Willis
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by Lynn R. Willis - Dec. 2, 2010

This well-written opinion piece qualifies as reasonably good journalism in that it likely puts into (strong) words what maybe half the country is feeling about the folks who represent the GOP in Congress. The sad reality, though, is that the folks who need to hear this message aren't listening.

I wish I had said it.

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Fred Gatlin
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by Fred Gatlin - Dec. 2, 2010

This short commentary is concise and very informative. It makes points well and is well written.

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Walter Cox
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by Walter Cox - Dec. 2, 2010

An opinion piece that pulls no punches. Yes, total dicks whose only purpose is obstructionism. The sad truth is that Republicans are willing to endanger the republic in exchange for being able to eject Obama. They may turn out to be sadly mistaken if the American public comes to realize the shallowness of their mission before the 2012 elections. Contemporary Republicans have abandoned their legitimate role as "the loyal opposition."

Republicans forward the excuse that Obama spends recklessly--despite the fact that George W. Bush was a total failure as a fiscal conservative. Up to this point, Republicans have also complained that TARP amounted to an unaffordable government takeover of banking, of the auto industry and so on. Unfortunately for Republicans, TARP has been quite successful, and the final bill, only $25 billion, has turned out to be surprisingly modest--not a lot to pay for saving America from an ... More »

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Chris Finnie
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by Chris Finnie - Dec. 2, 2010

It's Sullivan's opinion, and he's entitled to it. But it hardly adds anything to the national conversation. It's really only notable because Sullivan is actually a Republican--something that he chooses not to note here. Otherwise it's really not up to his usual standards of writing or journalism.

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Dec. 3, 2010

There is not a scintilla of responsibility for their past; not a sliver of good will for a duly elected president. Worse, figures like Cantor and McCain actively seek to ... More »

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Roland F. Hirsch
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by Roland F. Hirsch - Dec. 2, 2010

This blog post has minimal journalistic merit. The author seems unable to contain his hate for Republicans, and this distorts every word he says. He claims Republicans did not cooperate in the current Congress, but in fact the Democrats refused to let the Republicans have any say in the Stimulus package or ObamaCare. They offered a sensible plan for medical care reform long before ObamaCare started to take shape, but none of their ideas were considered. The Republicans rightly insist that the 12 appropriations bills come first in the "lame duck" session as they are already more than 2 months late, but the author apparently doews not know this.

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