Sunday, June 20, 2021

Statesmanship …

Does anyone remember when John McCain, a Republican, voted thumbs down to his parties big try at repealing the ACA (Affordable Care Act)? He was acting as a true statesman … putting the good of the nation and their health needs ahead of the wishes of Trump, a corrupt president who was trying every trick in the book to undo anything that came from Obama's 8 years in office. (I think that having the ACA nicknamed “Obama Care” was the real reason Trump fought it so hard.)

Now Senator McCain has passed on and the Republican toadies are right back under the leadership of McConnell, the Minority Whip, and following his every wish. He has made it very clear that he is only interested in the 2022 mid-term elections and has sworn, in the meantime, to turn down any cooperation with the Biden agenda. In other words nothing will be done on a bipartisan basis (no matter who is affected by this) and his weak-spined Republican sycophants are going right along with him.

I am old enough to remember the days when we had Democrats, Republicans and Independents who all worked together … no matter how difficult that was they would follow the plan and, after much debating, a compromise would be reached. 4 years of Trump and that is a thing of the past. He has appealed to the white supremacy and racism that lies just under the surface here in our beloved country and it is so sad to see that. With few exceptions the current Republicans (House and Senate) are examples of just how low our country has sunk. 



Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It is hard to believe what it has come to. A big part of this was mixing religion and politics.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

I really miss John McCain and his ilk. There are about three left who care about the actual will of the people. The rest are set in stone.

5:00 AM  
Blogger Marie Smith said...

The Republicans blocked Obama at every turn when they had the power. Could race have started this?

5:29 AM  
Blogger Linda P. said...

I believe it began even earlier, when President Obama was elected and Mitch McConnell also announced that he would ensure the president's proposals--other than those related to tax cuts or government spending--were blocked.

5:38 AM  
Blogger Joared said...

That Party needs John McCain now more than ever, but any reasonable person is ejected from their Party it seems so he might have been kicked out.

3:43 AM  

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