When will we and the Democratic Party speak up consistently, and fervently, about the republican hatred of America and the prosperity of its people? People are noticing, as with Krugman's observation and question:
What do the government of China, the government of Germany and the Republican Party have in common? They’re all trying to bully the Federal Reserve into calling off its efforts to create jobs. And the motives of all three are highly suspect.
He and others understand quite well that as long as there is a Democratic Presidency or Democratic control of the House or Senate, the republicans want a weak economy that they can exploit.
We already have heard that repubs see as their goal the destruction of the Obama Presidency. People reading my comments know that I have no love for this administration, but it is indefensible to act as traitors in the manner of modern republicans.
Especially this weekend in posts on Mother Jones and Washington Monthly, Kevin Drum and Steve Benen make the case that regardless of the motivation, the republicans will continue to deliberately act to damage our economy and reject anything that will promote jobs for American workers and public prosperity.
You want change and giving our congressional Democrats cover? Then all of us must consistently speak about the treasonous behavior of republicans in their sabotage of our national well being.
Benen closes his article with the following:
The media tends to avoid holding congressional parties accountable, and voters aren't really paying attention anyway. The Boehner/McConnell GOP appears willing to gamble: if they can hold the country back, voters will just blame the president in the end. And that's quite possibly a safe assumption.
If that's the case, though, then it's time for a very public, albeit uncomfortable, conversation. If a major, powerful political party is making a conscious decision about sabotage, the political world should probably take the time to consider whether this is acceptable, whether it meets the bare minimum standards for patriotism, and whether it's a healthy development in our system of government.
We cannot let a day go by, especially in the public media, without emphasizing the real Republican agenda of ensuring the continued economic pain of the preponderance of Americans. I'm going to be writing my local papers. Are you?