John McCain ran on the economic policies of George W. Bush word for word and still got 46% of this country to vote for him.
Everyone is currently asking the same questions:
Why are Republicans trying to destroy the Stimulus Plan by larding it with tax cuts for the wealthy? What is their motivation if they know fully well these cuts do nothing to stimulate the economy and worse, they're damned likely to make things even worse.
People, you're asking the wrong question.
For a politically saavy group, it's shocking that you don't already know exactly why Republicans do what they do.
Republicans will do what they need to in order to represent their base, which consists of two important main groups.
- Big business
- A giant group of average morons who somehow still think Republicans represent their best interests, despite little things like Iraq, Katrina and taxing average morons heavily while giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
Which is why Republicans are more than willing to gut the Stimulus Package in any way they can, no matter how deep the abyss we will all sink into if the plan fails to work.
The time is now to stop wondering why and take advantage of any majority (however slim) you might have to crowd the airwaves with the same message: Republicans are playing politics and it's costing you jobs and income.
Why is that well-oiled Obama Message Machine so quiet right now?
The election was pattycake compared to the kind of bare-knuckled brawl you need to win right now. I suggest you get to it, pronto.