LC’s Commentary

Listen To The Voice of Reason

Give us another chance

Republican lawmakers, through hook and crook, and with the able assistance of the Tea Party, Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN), convinced voters to put Conservatives back in control of the House of Representative. Republicans also made significant gains in State and local elections. There were gains in State governorships. How quickly American voters forgot what happened when Republicans were recently in charge. Is it reasonable to expect the Republican Party to change? Expecting the Republican Party to change is akin to covering the stripes of a tiger and expecting major behavioral changes in the tiger. Nothing is farther from the truth. The same things that that drove the Republican Party the last time it controlled the House of Representative will continue to control it. Their messages may change, however, their actions will continue to be driven by a deep seated belief that they have all of the right answers and if given another chance, they will do the right things to solve the many problems facing this nation and the world. Although the Tea Party gets some credit for convincing swing voters to vote Republican, the almighty corporate dollar still made the difference. Though hardly mentioned, the tremendous amount of time devoted to convince voters to vote Republican on Conservative Talk Radio (CTR) and Fox News Network (FNN) was inexhaustible help to Republicans. The total amount of campaign time Republicans received on these outlets, free of charge, was tremendous. It is easy to envision a figure totaling into the hundreds of millions of dollars. One would be wrong to take for granted that Democratic politicians have access to the same amount of free campaign time on the airwaves. Anyone so inclined to assess the performance of the previous Republican control of the house, should read what A. J. Liebling of the New Yorker called the Liebling Law. The Liebling law suggests that if a man of adequately complex mind proceeds in a sufficiently perverse way, he can succeed in kicking himself in his own ass and out the door and into the street. No doubt, this is what happened when the Republicans were previously in power. Are they capable of repeating the same mistakes this time around? They certainly are. People continue to express hope in the Party of Lincoln and felt it deserved another chance to redeem itself. Will those who voted Republicans back in power be disappointed? Will promises made doing the campaigns be just that- empty promises? Is partisanship so entrenched in the house, that any hint of compromise is seen as deviation from party principles?
Under the threat of retaliation from the Tea Party, CTR and FNN, Republican lawmakers have an unenviable and almost insurmountable task. Any action taken will be extremely measured and calculated to help those who put them in power. In the meantime, Americans will continue to suffer due to the stalemate in the House of Representative. How many Give us Another Chance is a political party allowed?


December 1, 2010 - Posted by | Conservative Talk Radio, Economic Empowerment, Failed economic poicy, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, Reconstruction, Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. There’s no doubt conservative fiscal policies don’t work. How stupid are American voters who put these guys back in power? You’re right that the Tea Party/Republicans got invaluable air-time due to Fox and conservative radio.
    It’s going to be a rough next two years…

    Comment by Lavender | December 1, 2010 | Reply

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