Friday, November 4, 2011

The Do Nothing GOP: In God We Trust

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the lone Republican in Obama’s Cabinet, says his party wants to do nothing in Washington, and is more committed to defeating the president than creating jobs.

Democrats aren’t alone anymore in sounding the alarm about the paralysis gripping Congress these days. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a former congressman and the lone Republican in the Cabinet, says he believes his own party has put defeating President Obama ahead of creating jobs in America. source

We have been stating the obvious for some time now, but now there is GOP confirmation about the dubious strategy of Republicans in congress. Their agenda and the business of serving the American people are miles apart.

The GOP is so obsessed with bringing down President Obama, they are willing to tank our economy in their quest to reclaim executive power. Hence, they obstruct any and all legislation that may bring economic relief and jobs to the American people.

The Tea Party folks mid-term election platform in 2010 was Jobs, Jobs, Jobs - and after many were elected they have not introduced one legislation proposal that would create jobs.

In fact, the one piece of legislation that tout as successful is purely symbolic - to reaffirm the USA motto In God We Trust - as the Washington Post reports:

In Congress, a really good law is like a really good movie. If audiences liked it the first time, they’re going to love a remake — or two.

That appeared to be the logic Tuesday evening as the House debated whether “In God We Trust” should be the national motto. Of course, “In God We Trust” already is the national motto, guaranteed by an act of Congress in 1956.

And “In God We Trust” had already been reaffirmed once before as the national motto, by another act of Congress in 2002. Still, on Tuesday, the House spent 35 minutes debating whether the motto should be re-reaffirmed.

Many lawmakers threw their heart into the debate, even though it was a remake of a remake — its outcome as predetermined as the end of the third King Kong movie.

To GOP actions Obama stated:

With all that time on their hands, President Obama said, the lawmakers should be moving on aspects of the American Jobs Act.

“In the House of Representatives, what have you guys been doing, John?” Obama said, calling out House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

“You’ve been debating a commemorative coin for baseball. You’ve had legislation reaffirming that ‘In God We Trust’ is our motto. That’s not putting people back to work,” Obama said. “I trust in God, “but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.” read more

Come to think of it, this is akin to watching - trust me - a wretchedly God awful B-movie.

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