Skip to comments.This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge
Posted on 07/04/2014 7:43:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
As we celebrate the Fourth of July, who can argue that our democracy is working the way the Founders intended? And who can deny that most of the blame for dysfunction must fall to the Republican Party?
George Washington distrusted all political parties. He warned in his farewell address that, as they alternated power, parties would act in the spirit of revenge rather than, presumably, in the best interests of the nation. The disorders and miseries that resulted, Washington feared, would inevitably threaten democracy.
Whatever the motivation, Republicans have paralyzed our government in a way that would have shocked and depressed the Founders. Compounding the outrage, Republicans have the temerity to criticize Obama for using his executive powers in the national interest. This is dangerously close to nihilism.
But now, one party the GOP cares more about ideology, reelection and opposing Obamas every initiative than about the well-being of the nation. It is scant comfort, on Independence Day, to remember that the republic has survived worse.
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Gene is a leftard doosh.
The fact thet he makes a comfortable living writing this crap is waht is mazing.
It was Barack Hussein Obama who told Democrats to re-elect him as REVENGE.
FUWP and go cry me a Red river of Stalinist tears.
“It is scant comfort, on Independence Day, to remember that the republic has survived worse.”
This country has never survived a communist revolution; I guess time will tell if we can weather this one.
“interesting” now when I try to use Google to site search FR for old threads, it hooks into the “redirect” link to the source articles instead of the FR threads...
Why aren't the boys and girls of Chicago or D.C. fleeing north to Canada to escape the violence and predatory gangs that have grown up in these cities that have gone unaddressed by their Democrat governing bodies for decades ?
The “Founders” (funny he didn’t say “Founding Fathers”, but used the name of the shape-shifting tyrants in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) did not set up a democracy in the USA; they set up a republic.
But of course the DemocRat Party is as pure as the driven snow and completely blameless for all the country’s government ills, as far as Robinson is concerned.
Amazing is right.
Eugene is one amazingly brazen liar. He knows that the pubbies would have sacrificed every one of their principles had the dhimmis not done such an extreme overreach. What the left wants is not merely different - it’s innately toxic to our nation.
To oppose them isn’t so much pro forma as it is self defense. Given half a chance the left will kill us all.
I stopped reading after the first stupid sentence.
I hope Jeff Bezos loses his a$$ on his investment in this left-wing rag of a newspaper.
Using that "logic" every right of center citizen of this nation could (should?) claim asylum from the criminal Øbozo gang.
He’s also a hapless, sniveling bigot who would praise or at least defend Obama if he started lining the likes of us up against the firing squad wall.
Which isn’t out of the question.
Hey, Eugene, has it crossed your mind that perhaps the difference lies in our differing views of what are the "basic obligations of government"?
We believe that securing our borders, national defense, building roads and bridges, securing energy independence, and helping those who legitimately can't help themselves are the basic obligations of government. Really not much more than that. Obama doesn't appear to be interested in any of those things. It's quite simple actually.
The more Blacks in the media (like Eugene) and those in the government open their mouths, the dumber they make their race sound. It is a shame since there are a lot of great and intelligent Blacks out there — but then they aren’t on the Dem plantation following along like lemmings.
Eugene Robinson - The Black man who Loves to shoot White kids jumping in his pool
It was the Obama Administration, with Eric Holder’s oversight, that armed the narcoterrorists in Mexico.
Why seek shelter HERE?