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GOP needs reality check on the country’s needs

GOP needs reality check on the country’s needs

*GOP needs reality check on the country’s needs

GOP needs reality check on the country’s needs

The election is over. President Obama has been re-elected by a significant margin of both popular and electoral votes. Candidate Romney was defeated, according to the GOP pundits and Fox news, for a variety of reasons: urban turnout, voter suppression by revealing the true Romney and Ryan, or perhaps, mentioning the war on women’s rights.

I think they have finally settled on the cause they believe to be the real cause. What Americans wanted were all the “free gifts” promised to the president’s base. Republicans were just plain out-bribed. That is a real problem when you have only 10 billionaire donors; they only have 10 votes.

How many 18- to 26-year-olds are now covered on their parents’ insurance under Obamacare? How many women take birth control and believe they should have control over their own bodies? How many Hispanic voters don’t want to “self deport?” How many of us are part of the 47 percent? Health care, Social Security and Medicare are just a few the “free gifts” offered by the Democrats and President Obama. Only in America can a basic need like health care be considered a “gift!”

Again, the election is over. [Senate Minority Leader] Mitch McConnell and the GOP failed to reach their one and only goal of the last four years: obstruct, thwart, hinder, whatever it takes to ensure that President Obama serves just one term.

All their time and efforts failed! What a huge waste of time for the whole country! If the Republicans had worked with this administration instead of insisting on the “my way or the highway” method of compromise, I fully believe that this country would be much further ahead with our recovery. What will the GOP goal be for the next four years?

Will we move forward and start creating jobs, upgrading the infrastructure and manufacturing whatever needs making? Can we address the “fiscal cliff” that we are fast approaching? Will we start to address climate change with realistic efforts and develop a renewable energy plan? Probably not.

There seems to be a much more important Republican agenda. It is already starting in that all-important state that was given so much weight in this election decision. Check out Ohio’s latest GOP attack on women. I also expect that the efforts to suppress the minority votes will continue. Perhaps they may even attempt to repeal the 15th and 19th Amendments prior to 2014 to ensure a GOP victory.

It makes you wonder what the GOP planned to do with the unemployed, uninsured and uneducated poor population that they would create by doing away with birth control, continuing the practices of outsourcing jobs, privatizing Social Security and Medicare, and voucherizing our educational system. The truth is a majority of Americans didn’t want to return to the policies that landed us all in a dire situation.

Americans realized that “trickle down” is a just a euphemism for ensuring that plutocracy reigns supreme. They are weary of the party that disparaged the 47 percent. If the GOP members want to continue as a part of this great country’s government, they need to wake up and actually participate.

Marcia Sykes


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