Monday, September 12, 2011

Thinking of the Country First

It's a good thing we have the House Republicans in charge of the success or failure of president Obama's jobs program because they certainly do care about the country first and put everything else, including their political interests, second.

Consider these nuggets from this Politico item this morning:

“Obama is on the ropes; why do we appear ready to hand him a win?” said one senior House Republican aide who requested anonymity to discuss the matter freely. “I just don’t want to co-own the economy by having to tout that we passed a jobs bill that won’t work or at least won’t do enough.”


“To assume that we’re naturally for these things because we’ve been for them does not mean we will be for them if they cause debt, if they [have] tax increases and if they take money from the free-enterprise sector, which creates jobs,” said Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, who heads up the House Republican campaign arm.

Yes, of course. Why would you be for something that you've always been for in the past? That would be a consistent philosophy. I mean, it's natural for you to now oppose it because Obama wants it passed.

And giving Obama a win? Forget about how it might help the country. 
The new Republican slogan must be: Stall this fall, shelve Obama in '12.

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