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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I pledge allegiance to the GOP Pledge?...or not - Part 2

The Dunning Letter was down for a few days due to a fake Microsoft site virus.  Their cooperation in getting this taken care of was commendable, and any of you experiencing similar viruses, MS does offer free technical help.

According to Dana Milbank in The Washington Post, the Republicans took only three minutes to breach their Pledge to America. They did it by reverting to the George W. Bush era of arrogance after promises to restrain a current administration accused of being an “arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites. Perfect description of GWB’s and Cheney’s eight years in office.

They broke their pledge then by arrogantly comparing themselves to the founding fathers and compared their actions to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. All this taking place in a lumber yard near Dulles International Airport. The Dunning Letter is surprised they didn’t go on to liken themselves to Jesus, who was a carpenter.

These pathetic people included Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, and Bubba John Boehner. In an attempt to show the potential effects of the “Pledge,” Boehner said a Republican Congress would save $100 billion a year holding spending at 2008 levels. He didn’t say that this would only remedy 8 percent of the $1.3 trillion budget deficit.

Photo by Sylvar

Milbank cites items not included in the “Pledge.” They are earmarks, the immigration issue, and fixing Social Security and Medicare. What remains is a smokescreen that tries to mirror the 1994 Republican Contract with America that did sweep the GOP into Congress. And there were some major issues proposed, as you can see in the link above.

However, any Republican progress made in 1994 was clearly erased by the incompetent and dictatorial administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. But Bubba Boehner wants to return the country to these same policies that put us where we are today, and from this “Pledge” nonsense, he clearly doesn’t have the slightest idea what the GOP will actually do.

Except…oppose President Barack Obama on anything he introduces. If you want to be a part of that, good luck.

Read Part 1 here.

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