I don't necessarily object to a 'No' vote. But I do object to obstructionism purely for political gain at the expense of our country! Millions of Americans work together every damn day to get things done. Many of us have divergent beliefs, but we get er done. The Republican Tea party has filibustered just about every bill brought before the Senate, many bills which had Republican support in the house. Several of Obama's appointees, almost 2 years into his Presidency STILL await confirmation, despite many of them being uncontentious appointees. Gridlock is what I object to. They aren't saying 'No' because they have debated the particular issue, and don't agree with the final bill. They filibuster a bill first to deny any sort of discussion on a particular piece of legislation, and for the few bills that finally reach an up or down vote, All but the 2 remaining moderate Republicans vote 'NO' despite incorporating Republican demands and compromising to include Republican ideas like tax cuts.<quoted text>
"All one needs to do is look at the voting record of the Republican Tea party for the past two years to see that instead of coming to the table to discuss solutions to the issues facing our country, they have voted NO on everything."
So, you object to a 'no' vote?
For those of you who saw John Stewart's speech at the Rally to restore sanity and/or fear this weekend: Remember the analogy Stewart drew between cars merging to enter the tunnel and people of different backgrounds working together to move our country forward. Well, to draw from Stewart's analogy, the Republican Tea Party has become the JERK who comes riding up the shoulder to cut you off while flipping you the finger as he goes by. They have absolutely NO interest in working toward solutions this country faces. There is NO COMPROMISE in the new whites only REPUBLICAN TEA PARTY hate filled rhetoric. Again, in reference to Stewart's traffic merge analogy, there is no sense of you go, then , I go, you go , then I go in an attempt to keep traffic flowing. Instead, the Republican Tea party has become a bunch of whiny cry babies throwing temper tantrums telling America that it is their way or no way at all.
All one needs to do is look at the voting record of the Republican Tea party for the past two years to see that instead of coming to the table to discuss solutions to the issues facing our country, they have voted NO on everything. Even when Obama and the Democrats attempted to incorporate Republican ideas regarding tax cuts into major pieces of legislation to garner Republican participation and support in the process, Democratic efforts met with a totalitarian rejection by the entire Republican party. Already announced Republican Tea Party plans for the next two years already show that Republicans are planning to continue their obstructionism into the next Congressional session, even going so far as to SHUT down the government should they take control of Congress.
Well if you are truly pis$ed off at the lack of progress toward solving our nations problems and you are trying to vote for someone that is trying to work as a team to get the problems of things like immigration reform, deficit reduction, and creating jobs solved, then WHY would you want two more years of GRIDLOCK by voting for a Republican Tea Party candidate??? We've got serious problems, and we need serious people to work together and solve them. This is a time for serious people willing to work together to solve our nations problems and the fifteen minutes of the Republican Tea Party are up!!!
Vote Democrat, Vote Independent, but seriously reconsider any vote for more Republican Tea Party obstructionism. Aloha!