Have you ever been in a department store and witnessed an obvious case of, ‘kid runs the show’ (young little spoiled one)? You know the kid underage five (5) who has learned via ‘certain treatment’ at home (or lack there of), that they can act-up, cry and scream, throw tantrums, hit, and literally yell at their adult guardian (in most cases a parent or a grand-parent) have their way. The stated behavior generally manifest with the guardian guiding the store cart far too close to the toy department, or the second area of DEFCON Alert: the candy isle. The parent or guardian can do nothing with the kid while in the store; the screaming is witnessed by everyone with four to five shopping isles. If you have similar experiences, the behavior seems to quickly subside before the kid reaches his/her parents or guardians automobile. The parking lot is the “outer-limits” of the tears and screams. Yes, the parent is helpless and often embarrassed while in the store. Unless, and of course, the parent or guardian gives in to the kids ‘leading’ behavior. How satisfying for the kid!
It seems we are seeing similar behavior from leaders of the GOP now that we have moved into an election year. Republican members of Congress (with an exception for the contrived contraception issue) seem to have moved away from their past proud obstructionism. The payroll tax extension is a prime example. See ‘potential republican retreat below’ link below.
Party leaders are now attempting to manage their ‘loose-cannon’ tea party members with whom they so proudly affiliated from 2009 through 2011. The headline below tells the story. The “kid” (GOTP) has acted-up, stifled legislation, avoided confronting taxes of the rich, disrupted and crashed any semblance of moderation from the GOP, and all the while ‘roaming’ the legislative landscape for opportunity to vampire their ideology on state and federal government. Of course, some in the ‘so-called’ tea party used their platforms for personal gain or agenda driven dogma. Florida Governor Scott and Wisconsin Governor Walker are prime examples of use of office for personal gain. The Governor of Ohio, completely klutz-zed his way into the national spotlight, as he retrenched after many of his state’s citizens rebelled against his war on collective-bargaining.
Well, the metaphoric GOP parents are trying to reason with their ‘firebrand’ and often irrational tea party members of Congress (and probably state legislatures). After all, ‘we must win reelection’. The sad part about their strategy is, Americans are so shortsighted, the cloak GOP leaders are attempting to throw over the party, my fool some voters.
Payroll Tax Has Republican Leaders Urging Tea Party Members To Be Less Extreme, More Politically Savvy
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WASHINGTON — The potential Republican retreat from a hard-line stance on extending the payroll tax cut comes as GOP leaders have been quietly urging their Tea Party members to be less extreme.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his top lieutenants on Monday proposed extending the 2-percent cut for the rest of the year without first finding a way to pay for it — a dramatic switch from a position that led to a pre-Christmas showdown that almost saw lawmakers working through the holiday.
As a young boy, I learned a valuable lesson while sitting in front of a television set and watching every cowboy show, movie or commercial on the tube: “….live by the gun, die by the gun”. I also learned a poignant fable: The Scorpion and the Frog. Despite, the circumstance and the facade, “I am going to do what I do; it is my nature”. Let’s hope American voters can see through dubiety, misplaced priorities and in some cases malfeasance of conservative America. We are still working to clean-up a national messes left from years 2000-2008.
I wish Boehner, McConnell, Cantor and other ‘the worse’ in dealing with ‘self-proclaimed’ Mr. and Mrs. Tea Party (Bachmann and Demint), and of course, the GOP wild man, Allan West.
….and the Band Marches On.…