October 6, 2010 in Letters, Opinion

Anger threatens advances

 

With the anger Americans have about our economy, the upcoming election appears to be heading for a possible ultraconservative GOP takeover of Congress.

The Republican candidates of the tea party movement are right-wing extremists. Their solution to improve government is to eliminate it. The majority of conservatives have always been on the wrong side of history when it comes to social progress. They are the intellectual descendants of those who opposed the end of slavery, women’s suffrage, ending child labor, Social Security, Medicare and other advances. Conservatives don’t promote progressive change; they fight it.

Republicans could be on the verge of electoral success by simply opposing everything, including legislation to try to correct the economic problems they were responsible for. They’re even against proposals they once endorsed, because President Obama now supports them. They continue to shill for the insurance lobby, big oil and Wall Street.

Today’s Republicans are already largely the reason government isn’t working well. A lock-step “No!” They have no interest in bipartisanship. If they’re successful in November, get ready to be even more angry. If you think things are bad in Washington now, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

William M. Pierce

Spokane Valley


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