Whereas the Conservative and Libertarian wings of the Republican Party rebelled against the establishment-insiders within the party some time ago, I wonder when moderate Democrats are going to turn, en masse, against this administration?
Blame is an easy way out and although we teach our kids about “taking responsibility”, this seemingly obvious tenet of adult behavior has escaped this president and many of his allies. I, along with many others, acknowledge the many failures of the prior administration. Whether it be TARP, the prolific spending of tax-payer dollars or the failure to fix entitlements, there have been many failures.
But, how long do the failures of a prior coach justify the continued losses of the current coach and team? One season? Two seasons? Or, in the case of this president, five-plus seasons? Does taking responsibility matter anymore, or do we accept failure on Obamacare, the economy, foreign policy, the debt, immigration, and more because it’s easier to blame others rather than fix the problems?
What’s even more troubling is that the administration continues to insult and indict hundreds of million Americans who disagree with them by callously and cowardly calling them names and infuriating them, rather than listening to their concerns. If you disagree on the economy you’re a “one-percenter”, on immigration, a “nativist”, on religious freedom, an “extremist”, on life, a “misogynist”, and, when all else fails, a “racist.”
Is it possible? Can it be that hundreds of millions of Americans secretly hate each other? Or, is it more believable that this administration’s resume is so devoid of anything resembling success that it cynically blames the American people for its catastrophic failures?
I understand that these are uncomfortable conversations and I am not asking loyal Democrats to abandon their party. I am asking you to follow the path of the Republican rebellion and to ask the hard questions of your own insider-class. While a society of men and women will never outrun evil, the “divide and conquer” strategy this administration and their mouthpieces have chosen will destroy this country, and you along with it, if allowed to continue.
It’s time to renounce this president, his divisive collaborators, and anyone else, in either party, who seeks the maintenance of short-term power as a viable trade for long-term, national destruction.
This is America, we can, and will, fix this. Whenever we have boxed with failed politicians, and we have been beaten up, we have always asked for one more round. I am absolutely convinced that the unbreakable will of the American people have one more round left.