Thursday, September 23, 2010

Republican Pledge: Well-Polished

In their Pledge to America, the Republicans seem to have confused a statement of policy with the well-known furniture polish Pledge. When it comes to bringing forward some ideas to help this country in its hour of great need, they come up with canned, shiny, glossy crap.

I know that it is the prerogative of the opposition party merely to provide opposition, and under the unfortunate circumstance of our economy's current condition, it's possible they could even win a house of Congress (I'm unwilling to believe they can win both), but I see no reason for this party's need to exist. Their record from 2001-2008 is reason enough for all of us to resolve that they should never again be allowed near the levers of governmental control, and their new "program" shows they have not come up with anything new since they were justly booted out in 2006 and 2008.

I yearn for a new Era of Good Feeling, such as in the early 1800's when the Democrats had no real opposition party, an era which lasted until they eventually split into competing factions. Americans should feel secure that the Democrats would do this again; there is no need for the Republican party to be around just to have an opponent.

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