I was not sure about Bush but the control of Congress by the GOP made me feel comfortable. It was not long before bipartisanship spelled disaster, like being told I possibly had liver disease. In 2006 the GOP was run out of office and in the following election the news came to sign-up for the transplant donor list. My party was failing me with little hope of recovery.
At midterms the miracle call came, a donor. The Tea Party, a group I had watched with great interest for some time, bucked the establishment. They no longer catered to the political ordeals of the system, instead spoke to the will of the people. Refreshing although representing exactly what I had always believed in as a conservative. The difference here was the fact that they consisted of numerous political ideologies.
Boehner spoke today: “I think there are some components of it where I think there might be some common ground between us. The Congressional Budget Office is doing their job of looking at the president’s proposal, and I would expect that the committees in Congress would have hearings on that. I think it’s too early to determine whether some of it ends up being the work of the select committee or whether we would do it separately.”
One has to wonder what he thinks about Christie, Brown, the midterms, Wisconsin, Turner… Liberals are being flattened by candidates willing to speak the truth and promise results. Why is Boehner continuing the old way of bipartisanship that has failed?
The GOP debates consist of people running on their records against Obama and those running against them. Thus far the news media has been more focused on those running against Obama and on their records. Why?
As Curly used to say, “I’m a victim of circumstance.” My affinity with the Tea Party has grown stronger than with the GOP. There is no more time to guess. We need people who need results now.