Shitfuck claimed he would change the tone in Washington. He said there was too much partisanship and not enough cooperation. Strange, then, that during his Presidency he turned the government over to the hardest, most ideological right-wing apparatchiks available. Dissent was crushed using any means necessary. After 9/11, Shitfuck used the attacks as a cudgel to browbeat opponents into submission. If you questioned the President's post-9/11 strategy, then he would question your patriotism in the most disgusting fashion. He was aided in this repugnance by Karl Rove and the Republican leadership in Congress, along with the noisy, fact-free right wing media.|
Shitfuck was also helped tremendously by a weak, submissive response by the left. No one wants to be portrayed as unpatriotic, and no one wanted to disturb the very real unity against our enemies the vicious attacks created. Then again, few could imagine that we would ever have a President suffer such an enormous attack like that and then have the gall to blame another political party for it. In this sense, the left certainly did misunderestimate Shitfuck. He has no moral qualms and has no ability to realistically self-assess himself. In his own mind, if he did something or said something, it was true and correct simply because he was President. He gave more credence to the divine right of kings than to the Powers and limitations clearly enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. The fact that he is a self-regarding asshole fed into his belief that the President could do as he pleases.
For most of the Shitfuck Presidency, the Republicans controlled Congress as well as the White House, and a conservative majority on the Supreme Court was favorable to many of Shitfuck's legal theories. Shitfuck seemed bound and determined to prove the adage that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Massive tax cuts for the richest Americans were forced past Congress, along with laws restricting American's freedoms. All was dictated to the people as necessary for their safety from the moron who went on vacation instead of figuring out what the briefing "Osama bin Laden Determined to Attack the United States" was all about.
While Shitfuck and the Republicans hold the lion's share of the blame for the failure of Washington politics to solve America's many problems during the eight years of his feckless Presidency, some blame must point to the Democrats as well. Specifically, the failure to effectively use the limited powers of the minority power in Congress to stop, slow, or improve the legislation that passed. The filibuster was not effectively used because of the fear that Republicans would use the so-called "nuclear option" to eliminate its use altogether. In contrast, although the Democrats have held Congress since 2006, Republicans have been able to stop any legislation that does not carry a 60-member supermajority in the Senate. They do this without even having to hold a formal filibuster; the mere threat of filibuster holds milquetoast Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in line. This must change under Obama's Presidency. Major changes will be needed to roll back and alter the legislation passed during the Shitfuck years, and all-new legislation to improve U.S. infrastructure, energy production, veteran's benefits, and a host of other issues must be passed. If Harry Reid is unable to move legislation except with a supermajority, then he must be replaced with a Senator who will be prepared to use the "nuclear option." Change is needed and it is too important to be held up by the prevarications of the Republicans in Congress who did so much to bring our country into the crisis in which we now suffer.
"The tone of Washington" did not change under Shitfuck, and he is primarily responsible for this failure. However, Washington politics by its nature is divisive and combative. Changing Washington politics is not as important a goal as changing the results of what that politics has produced. The Democrats must take their majority and use it, to save us from what Shitfuck's failed Presidency has wrought.
SHAME ON Congressional Republicans
, we know you did not work with President Obama at all these past four years.
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