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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stubborn Right Wing keeps winning (dammit)


It's so frustrating, seeing people and groups cave to Republicans' and the Right Wing's tactics, time and again.  Yesterday, at The New York Times, I saw yet two more examples, back to back:


In the political fight over income inequality, President Obama and the Democrats have moved in the direction of Republicans, and voters, by emphasizing opportunity.



There were signs of a willingness to consider something less than a direct path to citizenship for all the estimated 11.7 million immigrants in the country illegally.

In each of these two cases, it's not the end of the world, certainly, so I don't want to overstate it but it seems, time and again, the Left Wing, the Liberals, the Progressives and even the "center", the moderates, have to swing further to the Right in their politics and positions because, as we've seen since at least Ronald Reagan reign rule tenure, these people just won't negotiate. There's no compromise from them, no negotiation. They're stubborn--foolishly, even self-destructively stubborn--yet the rest of us keep giving in to them.

And all I'm really saying is that they--the Right Wing, the Republicans, the Tea Party and all--should do what's best for the country, for the nation, overall and not just for a) themselves and/or b) only the wealthy and corporations.

It shouldn't be too much to ask or expect but to hear them, WE'RE the ones that are unreasonable.

After all, at this point, asking for a jobs/infrastructure bill from this Congress as soon as possible so we can get America and Americans back to work is just far too much to ask.

Right?


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