Bipartisanship: 2013 Style

Posted October 16th, 2013 by Jim Ettwein

coffinHarry Reid announced that, in the spirit of bipartisanship, the GOP caved and capitulated to their demands. To me this is one of the final nails in the coffin of the ever-irrelevant GOP.  After pushing their agenda for some weeks, and calling for financial support to make it happen, they abandoned their own base, once again. They gave in. They surrendered.

It’s difficult to imagine why we continue to even listen to the GOP leadership at any level. National. State. Local.  All seem irrelevant to what we believe in. I imagine that those who fought hard for our ideals in the past are in graves much deeper today as their spinning has probably sunk them to new lows.  Lows they probably never envisioned. I feel I must apologize to Reagan, Goldwater, and so many others. We have lost all the gains they fought so hard for.

Nothing is new. We are witnessing the last throes of our republic. Can nothing be done?

I am ashamed of where we’re headed. And scared.


5 Responses to “Bipartisanship: 2013 Style”

  1. Tom

    Agree, there are no leaders at any level. The House has relinquished the Constitutional budget requirement to the Senate and Mitch McConnel along with his cohort John Boehner are despicable.
    There is no reason to be a Republican, because they only represent the establishment and the RiNOs.

  2. Casey Chapman

    We need to form a new party, based on the Constitution, and smaller government. It’ll take a while, and a few trial and errors to get it up and running, but once we do, the republican party will go the way of the Whigs.

  3. haddanuff

    Am I wrong to be still holding out hope that it’s NOT a done deal and the house will demand better?

    Otherwise, I’m in complete agreement with you, including the I’m scared.

  4. Jim Ettwein

    Cruz said he won’t fight it. Another cave. I may just take up spelunking.

  5. Blossom Stiefel

    The Senate Conservative fund wrote in a blog post: “It’s the Kentucky kickback, in exchange for funding Obamacare and raising the debt limit, Mitch McConnell has secured a $2 billion earmark for his state”. This is what is wrong with Washington. This corrupt President and his Administration are destroying our great country. What will our children and grandchildren have?