GOP should get over election and work for citizens

Diana Hopson /

The GOP’s obsession with Susan Rice and Benghazi and their obscene protection of their wealthy campaign donors, at the expense of the less wealthy of United States citizens, can be likened to dogs slavering over a piece of roadkill.

It’s time for the GOP to “man up” and acknowledge they lost the election, not once but twice, and that in so doing they have lost the support of more than half the voters in the United States. It’s time to get over it. It’s time for them to dig in and do the job they are being paid to do.

The GOP made sure that the first four years of Barack Obama’s presidency was hamstrung by the mean, visceral hatred of a “do-nothing Congress” whose sole goal was to ensure Obama did not get re-elected. They failed at that. Now they seem intent on making Obama’s second term just as meaningless.

True patriotism means loving your country more than you hate the president, and working for the betterment of the country. As John Kennedy so eloquently put it: “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.”

They (members of the GOP) parrot the phrase “don’t raise taxes on anyone” and then they go for the throat in wanting to cut programs that benefit the less wealthy. That’s a tax increase, folks. They scream for more oil production and to hell with environmental concerns, when it is now well known that the U.S. is spot on to become the largest oil producer in the world. They agonized over the cost of gasoline when they knew full well the president had nothing to say about the cost of a product that trades on the commodities market and that more oil benefits no one except the already obscenely wealthy oil barons. And that especially goes for the pipeline they want to extend over the Ogallala aquifer to Brownsville so that they can more easily ship the oil to China, India and so forth. This oil will not benefit the common citizen one iota, but it may permanently damage the aquifer.

As for you, John McCain, you are no longer a war hero. Now you are just another has-been, sore loser. You need to get over it and do the job you are being paid to do.

You might have been president if you had had the brains to pick a winning running mate. The person you selected to run with you proves you did not have what it takes to be president of this wonderful county. So who do you think you are, now trying to dictate who the president should hire as secretary of state?

Over $2 billion (Yes, folks — that is with a B) was spent to buy this past election, and for all the money spent we should get what we paid for: a functioning government without the interference of GOP hard cases and sore losers whose only intent seems to be ensuring that Obama fails.

Write or call the people who represent you, including Obama, and demand that they overturn the Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United and then add a constitutional amendment limiting the amount of money and influence that is making a mockery of our election process. And while you’re at it, you might want to consider voting for someone, next time, who has the demonstrated ability to put the good of the country before their partisan politics and you, stop being a “one-issue voter.”

Bless this great United States of America and all its true patriots.

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