In 2008, then President Bush said that the Bush/Cheney 'free market' policies caused a depression greater than the Great Depression.
BUSH: "Those of you who have followed my career know I'm a Free Market person until you're told that if you don't take decisive measures then it's conceivable that our country could go into a Depression greater than the Great Depression."According to Bureau of Labor, in January 2009, when President Obama was sworn in, the country lost 818,000 jobs. And, in the months leading up to January 2009, the United States was consistently losing over 700,000 jobs per month, yet these GOP assholes still plotted to do further damage to America and plotted to sabotage our economy.
~Bush 2008 on how 8 years of Bush Economic Policies melted down & destroyed the US Economy
Pete Sessions solution is create GOP Taliban-style Insurgency:
In 2009, Pete Sessions declared he wanted the GOP to model the Taliban in creating a GOP Insurgency and Kevin McCarthy demanded an "unyielding opposition" to every single economic policy presented even if the policy is a GOP policy.
In February 2, 2009, Politico reported:
NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) repeated the request during his own briefing for members Friday — telling Republicans that they need to get over the idea that they’re participating in legislation and ought to start thinking of themselves as “an insurgency” instead.Just get over it! You're not in DC to legislate! You're in DC to create an "insurgency."
Hal Rogers (R-KY) was disgusted by Session's comment and told Politico it was the most offensive-minded proposal he’s seen during his 28 years in the House.
A few days later, Pete Sessions underscored his desire to create a Taliban-style GOP Insurgency in an interview with the National Journal Hotline:
"PETE SESSIONS: Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban. And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- [is] an example of how you go about to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with."Sessions went further and explained that he wants the GOP to use the Taliban as the GOP model to create a GOP insurgency :
~Rep Pete Sessions, March 2009 to National Journal Hotline
PETE SESSION: "I simply said one can see that there's a model out there for insurgency,"Sheesh ... Pete Sessions did not want to legislate, he wanted a GD 'insurgency.'
The United States Department of Defense defines "Insurgency"
INSURGENCY: The organized use of subversion and violence to seize, nullify, or challenge political control of a region.It should give us all great comfort to know that our elected republican leaders have such admiration for the tactics of our nation's enemies.
~ Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
But, what makes this so much worse than just any ole Republican saying that BS, is that it is Pete Sessions who is being hailed as possibly the new number 2 dude in the House saying that BS.
Since Eric Cantor got a shellacking and booted out of Congress, Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) became contenders for the House GOP's new, and not improved, GOP Leader in the House.
Yes, those are the same Pete Sessions and Kevin McCarthy who on January 20, 2009 (inauguration day) joined Republican Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, ten other GOP Congressional men, and failed GOP Presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich in a secret meeting and plotted ways to sabotage the US Economy.
Both Pete Sessions and Kevin McCarthy voted YES, in support of President Bush's 'free market' policies that helped create the "Depression greater than the Great Depression" and, proving neither one had any constructive ideas to help fix the economic mess they helped create, they decided to stop legislating and start a Taliban-style "insurgency."
As a summary, here's a reminder of the actual Taliban Insurgency:
The Taliban insurgency destroyed bridges & buildings to ensure that goods provided to the people by the government of Afghanistan did not reach the people. Also, the Taliban insurgency threatened and murdered government officials to ensure the government did not provide services to the People of Afghanistan.
Then, to gain control:
The Taliban Insurgency recruited new members by complaining that goods & services are not being provided by the government while, all along, the Taliban was the reason the goods & services were not reaching the people.
Since 2009 the GOP voting record shows the GOP seems to have carried out the Taliban-style GOP insurgency.
The GOP have voted against: infrastructure, FEMA, SNAP, Nutrition Bills, Anti-Outsourcing, Consumer Protection, Seniors Protection, Minimum Wage Increase, and a host of other legislation geared to actually help the People.
And then, in perfect Taliban Insurgency style, the GOP complain that the economy is not growing as fast as it should be.
Just today, the drunken House Speaker John Boehner said
You have to understand, the American people are being squeezed by Obama's policies. The economy is not growing. Incomes aren't growing. We're not creating enough jobs. And two-thirds of America have seen no increase in their wages but their food prices are going up, their gas prices are going up, and their health insurance prices are going up. And so there's a lot of frustration that's out there, and they look to Washington, and wonder why we can't resolve these issues. And they're hard to resolve when you've got a president who won't engage.Ok, we all know that's drunk-talk.
It is hard to understand why Pete Sessions, Kevin McCarthy and the GOP want to stunt economic growth and thwart efforts to recover the economy from the "Depression greater than the Great Depression" they helped create. Surely to gawd they don't hate America that much -- do they?
On January 20, 2009, Kevin McCarthy attended a secret meeting where he explain one way to sabotage the US economy.
KEVIN McCARTHY: "We've gotta challenge them on every single bill. Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."Pete Sessions:
~Kevin McCarthy January 20, 2009 in Secret Meeting
SESSIONS: Republicans .. need to get over the idea that they’re participating in legislation and ought to start thinking of themselves as “an insurgency” instead ... Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban. ... we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side.
Yeah, cuz when the country is losing over 700,000 jobs per month, why legislate when you can create an 'insurgency' to overthrow the person the People elected to get them out of the worst economy since the Great Depression?
... and these two vile, seditious assholes are the best the House GOP have to offer -- pathetic!