Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
I believe that some Democrats and especially the President, are completely underestimating what the Republican party has become. This is not a party that represents the loyal opposition. This is not a party that in the end will do what's best for America. I believe this is a party that is owned by the Oligarchs of this country, and will stop at nothing to get and keep control of the government, and to transfer as much of the remaining wealth of the country to the Oligarchs that own them.
Even Paul Krugman who thinks they are crazy, is underestimating what we are up against.
First of all, the modern G.O.P. fundamentally does not accept the legitimacy of a Democratic presidency — any Democratic presidency. We saw that under Bill Clinton, and we saw it again as soon as Mr. Obama took office.
It's beyond just not accepting Democratic presidents. The Republicans are economic terrorists who are perfectly willing to kill the hostages. This is the type of craziness we haven't seen in the U.S. in 100 years. The Republicans are so greedy, they don't want to pay a penny of taxes, they don't want any regulations that prevent them from pillaging the middle class, and if crashing the economy is the way to get rid of government, they don't care! They WANT the U.S. to become a 3rd world banana republic where the governments are powerless and corrupted by the wealthy, and there is no middle class because all the wealth is held by 1-2% of the Oligarchs.
The Republicans have crossed a line, and America will never be the same. The Democrats need to WAKE UP and understand what they are up against. The Tea Pary Republicans will NEVER negotiate in good faith. They are out to complete the Starve the Beast plan, and KILL the beast.
The Democrats will capitulate some, in order to kick the debt can down the road, until the new budget talks begin. But we all know that this has never been about deficits and debt, it's about gutting the size of the government so the Oligarchs can run wild. We just saw the Governor of Minnesota completely capitulate to the demands of the Republicans to slash state government, and make no mistake, they will be back taking hostages again soon.
If the Republicans are willing to crash our's and the entire worlds economy in order to gut government, what do you think they will do during the upcoming budget negotiations? All they have to do is refuse to go along with ANY budget and they will get the smaller government that is their goal. Each time the Democrats capitulate to their demands, it simply takes the political pressure off the Republicans. Of course, the Media provides cover to the economic terrorists as portraying this as a problem with "congress", or "finger pointing", and the uninformed, independent voters simply cry "can't we all get along".
The economic terrorists have led the United States to only 2 possible outcomes. An economic depression now, or a 3rd world country later. The Democrats have to understand they need a completely new strategy for dealing with these economic terrorists. They have to STOP believing that if they just capitulate one more time the economic terrorists will be satisfied. They have to STOP believing that these knew Republicans will allow free and fair elections in the future. Voter suppression, creating long lines in Democratic precincts, and the constant propaganda of bald face lies that manipulate the uninformed voters, it's all designed to make sure Democrats never get elected again. Typical 3rd world country where the Oligarch party controls the country and denies political access by anyone else.
If the Democrats take the boiling frog approach with constant capitulation, the end result is a 3rd world country with the Democratic party diminished to minor party status, with endless obstacles denying full access to the new political system. Or the Democrats can draw a line in the sand, and show the American people what the future looks like for America under Republican policies.
Make 2012 the biggest political fight in America's history. Not candidate against candidate, but party against party! Show the foolish independents who claim to, vote for the person and not the party, just how locked step the Republican party actually is. Don't let the independents get away with this excuse for being ignorant of what is really happening in Washington. And make every Democratic party candidate run against the Republican party, not some opponent who's lying their butt off anyway about how moderate they are.
Our political system is severely broken, and the Oligarchs have taken advantage of it by getting large numbers of their economic terrorists elected to take down government and take control of the broken system. Time is running out! It looks like we're facing another capitulation in the debt talks, but we have to draw a line in the sand before next years election. We all know we're about to go through this all over again with the budget talks, because the Republican economic terrorists will NEVER stop. Let's lobby our gutless Democratic representatives to draw an absolute line in the sand for a dollar increase in revenues for every dollar cut in spending at the budget negotiations. And let's get involved early in primary elections so we start electing Democrats who will actually fight for our country.
And for God's sake Democrats, WAKE UP and understand what you are up against!