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?
Gay Gene has a lot of supporters on FR, who blame the GOP for everything that happens and has happened.
Wonder if he has some pseudo FR sign on names?
Since no one else has asked, I guess I should: Where was this idiot during the Bush years when Dems were fighting tooth and nail against every initiative Bush put forth except for the like liberal ones? For that matter, when has 0 ever came forth with a conservative idea?
I don’t even have to read the first sentence - all I need to see is “Eugene Robinson “ and I stop right there.
First and foremost we are not a democracy. We are a Republic with a democratic form of elections. As I understand it. It has served us well for all the years since the founding of America. Bit by bit and incrementally we have created and passed laws, rules, regulations that have made exceptions.
NOT WISE!!! Stop weakening our Constitution and freedoms, thus turning away from our Christian foundations.
God Bless America! Forgive us our sins, let us not be deceived (the works of Satan),
This is the crux of the issue, and the major reason liberals and conservative spend so much time talking past each other.
To liberals, their point of view on things is not "ideological" at all, it's just logic and common sense.
To their minds, the only possible reason conservatives might disagree is because we have a firm ideological, non-common sense, commitment to illogical beliefs.
Meanwhile, most conservatives, myself among them, see the situation as exactly reversed. Except that we don't generally have the same blinders in believing that those who disagree with us can only do so because they are stupid, ignorant or evil.
I don’t intend to be taken alive.
I thought the title referred to Obama’s War on America then I read the byline. Robinson is a drooling halfwit.
Counting on those like you not to be taken at all.
Same tired old smear from the same tired old “journalists”
DEVOID OF CRITICAL THINKING.
What caused The flood of ILLEGALS at the southern border?
The republicans not passing an “immigration reform” bill?
Ths admin. making it known that if u get here u won’t be sent home?
I assume his definition of compromise is for republicans to just be democrats
And Eugene Robinson is right at the forefront of that hateful movement.
I have to admit I stopped reading after the first few sentences but if you substitute “Democrat” for Republican, I think he may be on to something here.
That was Carl Rowan, another WaPo black hack.
This is an insipid and fatuous assault on one’s intelligence. Even if this hopeless RAT hack Robinson had one cogent argument to support his pathetic diatribe, it would drown in a vast sea of RAT talking point premises, logical fallacies and sophomoric writing. Just for the hell of it, Robinson, assume for a fleeting second that your quisling messiah is WRONG on policy and WEAK on leadership and this can be REFLECTED through ACTUAL DATA that demonstrates that this republic is in a state of decline. The only question remaining, that is if this moron could accept so simple a premise, is whether the decline is intended or consequential. THAT is what you should examine, rather than blame Pubbies for all the sins in the calendar. Asshat.
Yup, the spirit of revenge... and that often for imagined wrongs...
that’s what our dear Democrats have.
The GOP has been accommodating to a fault.
Now with that said we need to be careful ourselves. Staring too hard and long at evil, we can permit it to transfix us, and we start acting evilly ourselves, as though the goal were to out-Democrat the Democrats. As the secular proverb goes, do not fight with a fool, he will only drag you down to his level then beat you with experience.
I’d bring this guy’s thesis back to him and say haven’t the Democrats been revenge fueled time after time after time? And point out how.
Excellent analysis, thanks.
Valerie Jarrett @vj44 - 12m Great @WashingtonPost article by @Eugene_Robinson: http://wapo.st/1xoyziZ
Wow! The administration does have its shills.