Sabotage the Process, Then Run on It
Either the political acumen of the voter is in dire need of reeducation, or Democrats need lessons in exploiting a golden opportunity. Republicans publicly pull off political tricks without recrimination. They manipulate the public with chicanery, walk away, and brag about it later. At the beginning of the Biden administration, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, for the second time, swore to obstruct a Democratic President's agenda. Not that political opposition is an unexpected part of the game; it was how McConnell went about rubbing it in the face of Democrats on two occasions. Famously, he vowed on the Inaugural night of former President Barack Obama to make him a one-term president; he extended his obstinacy to current President Joe Biden. “One-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration,” McConnell said when asked about the Biden administration and the new Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.
McConnell has laughingly referred to himself as the grim reaper and joked about stopping Democrats from appointing judges or advancing any legislation, earning the Senate the moniker the “graveyard.” His current sleight of hand is threatening to subvert the language of the Constitution by defaulting on the full faith and credit of the United States and getting the media to pursue Democrats as the cause. Just a year earlier, McConnell called out Democrats for daring to even think of jeopardizing that same full faith and credit. Moscow Mitch and his Republican colleagues voted three times to raise the debt limit under Mr. Trump. McConnell said it would be a “disaster” if America defaulted on its debt.
Sabotage for fun and profit
I am sure someone in a smoke-filled room of Republicans has thought if we can sabotage America's chances of success, we can run on the carnage. Yesterday a whistleblower brought receipts to explain how Facebook stirs anger for profit. Well, Facebook is a little late; Republicans discovered fear and anger were an asset as far back as Lee Atwater. Republicans got away with not casting a vote in favor of the Covid-19 relief package by pointing fingers at the needy black and brown freeloaders. When all else fails, find a group to blame. Indigenous “savages” were in the way of the new world. Enslaved people were a necessary evil. The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was one of the first “they are taking our jobs” anti-immigrant measures. America has always looked to criticize the other instead of looking inward.
The insanity of attacking the AAPI community because small-minded zealots wanted an enemy was appalling. Abusing the health of their family and neighbors instead of admitting their standard-bearer botched response to one of the deadliest pandemics in the history of the US was appalling. The media seems to be in love with the Dems in disarray narrative. Meanwhile, they ignore that 50 Republicans voted to exacerbate the disruption of Covid in our lives. Now again, they are voting as a solid block to stop voting rights, care for born babies, educate the young and elders' health. Suppose you were fooled by the long disproven lie of GOP fiscal responsibility. In that case, they are currently set to vote against paying for the nearly trillion dollars added to the national debt in 2020 of the 7.5 trillion over four years of Trump.
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