Thank you, Onguard,
It is rare I have an opportunity to point out fallacies in the Republicans without also noting the mistakes the Democrats have made. In 2009 Obama took office and Pelosi held the gavel. Obama assumed after 8 years of Dems feeling how the Republicans have been feeling since 2009, and because of his ‘historic’ election, people would tend to work with him. McConnall said in that first week his number one legislative goal was to make Obama a one term president.Obama angered many Dems by introducing legislation pioneered by Republicans. Obamacare was Romneycare, his imigration order was only one part of Rubio’s Dream Act, he kept military practices he’d railed against under Bush in place and working with people, improved them. We may or may not end up regretting that last example. What the NRA feels about gun legislation, I feel about parts of the Patriot Act.But you only asked me about the last four years.In 2010, a television camera saw a smiling John Boehnor leaning against a congressional elevator, sighing deeply, and then saying, “I got 98% of what I wanted. I’m happy.”The short of it is I’ve been listening to NPR, watching NBC, CNN, even Fox for an hour or so a week for…perspective. I’ve read newspapers, web mags, and talked to friends on the phones and strangers in lines. I’ve listened, and sometimes, changed my mind.The republicans were not given much respect when they lost power in 2009. They were less than respectful themselves during parts of the W. Bush and Clinton Years. But Rosa Parks didn’t ride in the back of the bus, and she stood up for those who did. If the Republicans are “in the back of the bus,” its time they start supporting causes and issues in ways moderates and independents can get behind.Thank you for reply. I’ve relatives who feel just as you do. It makes for thoughtful discussions at dinner times.Respectfully,C.