Every day I ask myself this question about the Republicans and their agenda.
Are they serious and for real about the political positions that they hold and take, or would they, as they did under President Bush go along with just about anything that the President asked for or did as long as he was white.
I often go back and google looking for stupid things that President Bush did that had a decidely negative impact on our economy and the American people.
What I wanted to know is...,
Did the Republicans make any effort at all to oppose the War in Iraq?
After the Bush Tax Cut of 2001 did the Republicans actually believe that borrowing money to pay the expenses of our government make any real sense?
Did the Republicans ever concern themselves with the effects on the national treasury and our financial obligations or did they just bend over and let President Bush and Vice President Cheney loot the treasury while placing the nation deeper and deeper in debt?
As the financial mismanagement and the raw cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan became apparent and even as the true cost of the wars were being hidden from the American people by not including them in the actual budget were the Republicans just hiding their heads in the sand.
Did the Republicans in 2003 try and obstruct the agenda of President Bush or were they so cowed and afraid that they abdicated their Congressional Oversight of the Executive Branch of our government?
In 2004 as Bush was fighting off the challenge from Senator Kerry he rushed to secure the senior citizen vote and passed the "Prescription Drug Plan" known as Medicare Part D.
This "vote buying scheme was a $730,000,000 dollar mandate was quickly passed by the Republicans in Congress and it was unpaid for when they did it , and remained so until President Obama was elected President.
In September 2008 as the "Financial Meltdown" came to a head the American people finally begun to learn just how bad and nightmarish the Bush Presidency had been for our country.
When GM and Chrysler announced that without government intervention that they were on the verge on going out of business, main street America knew that we were worse off that anyone had let on.
In January 2009 after the inauguration of President Obama a new era of accountability began in American politics and for the first time in 8 years all expenses associated with the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan became public.
It was themn that the American people learned that the cost of the wars had exceeded the estimates of the Republican Party by nearly a Trillion dollars.
The Republican Party, many of whose members are still in Congress today, were also there for the entire Bush Presidency and were participants in creating the mess that President Obama and the Democratic Party are dealing with today, and that has had such dire consequences for so many American families.
The Republicans love to talk about their ideology, their principles, their patriotism, their morals, their religion, their right to keep or carry guns and especially abortion.
But what they never talk about even to this day is their own role in bringing America to the brink of economic collapse.