A conspiracy is an agreement to perform together, an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act, and according to legal statutes is a crime in and of itself. Beginning on Inauguration night in 2009, Republicans conspired to deliberately obstruct any and all attempts by new President, Barack Obama, to reverse the devastation of their economic malfeasance that led to the worst recession since the Great Depression, and whether or not it was an illegal act, it was certainly wrongful and subversive. Over the past four-and-a-half years, Republicans have systematically conspired to abrogate their duty as legislators, and between swearing oaths to violate Article 1, Section 8, of the U.S. Constitution, to fabricating false scandals to take down President Obama, or serving corporate interests, it is high time to demand an investigation into Republicans in Congress and take appropriate action to remove them from office.
The economy was failing, then the Recovery Act started spending, then conditions quickly improved. In GOP minds, how is that possible? Was it magic? Was it a coincidence? How do they explain why every relevant economic metric showed sharp improvements immediately after Obama’s stimulus took effect?
In order to explain away the facts, Jeb Bush has to repeat stupid and obvious lies about the president passing the “largest tax increase in history,” and “not being serious about the debt.” Entitlement spending and how this debt was created are two separate issues that Republicans are trying to mix up in order to accomplish their ideological goal of destroying the social safety net.
Before the sequester, Obama had already slashed the debt by $2.5 trillion. However, this apparently isn’t serious enough for Jeb Bush.
If you think about it, the answer is quite simple. The right wing wants to take focus off all the great harm it is trying to do to this country and the people in it.
If Republicans don’t have the economy, the private sector (aka, “business), or jobs, and they already ceded national security and judgment to Democrats, what do they have left? Hating immigrants, hating gays, hating women, and pushing a patriarchal and warped version of their “values” onto the rest of the country (see Texas and North Carolina). Perhaps this explains the “divide” you see in our country. One party cares about the people and the country, another is desperately trying to appease anyone willing to vote against their own financial self interest, and apparently only hate will do that.
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