GOP: The Party of Wasteful Spending

10 Mar

Seeing how concerned the GOP has been in recent months about “reigning in spending”, “reducing the size of government”, and “putting Americans back to work”, it should come to the surprise of nobody that House Republicans will now divert precious time and resources to defend a currently defenseless DOMA.

President Obama and the Department of Justice last week determined that the Defense of Marriage Act was “unconstitutional”. Speaker Boehner on Wednesday said, “this action by the House will ensure that this law’s constitutionality is decided by the courts, rather than by the president unilaterally.”

That’s right, your tax dollars will now be used to help ensure your continued status as a second-class citizen. Cheers!

Why should we expect anything less? Republicans who proudly wave the banner of “small government” are more than willing to champion big government so long as it helps proscribe your behavior in the bedroom.

So, where are your tax dollars going? As House leadership continues to slash federal funding for public institutions such as NPR, Planned Parenthood, and the National Endowment for the Arts, the GOP is more than happy to throw your well-earned money toward reactionary political theater.

Mr. Boehner, where are the jobs?

House GOP moves to defend DOMA

10 Responses to “GOP: The Party of Wasteful Spending”

  1. Mike Martinez March 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Great post! The only thing the Republicans have done since their landslide victory in November is take time off and push anti-abortion agendas. Oh and let’s not forget they’re lackey Scott Walker is trying to strip unions. They’re a disgrace.

    • combscp March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

      Thanks Mike! I agree. Winning elections is one thing, governing is another. The GOP rode a popular wave of support into an election landslide last November, but they soon woke up to a stubborn reality that government is more than campaign promises and catch phrases. Their poor judgment is evident in the war they’ve waged over the budget and their blatant disregard towards America’s working class.

      What a shame. 😦 I was briefly optimistic that the atmosphere of bipartisanship at the end of last year would last, but I was sadly mistaken.

  2. A Concerned Citizen March 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    How do we end up writing about the same topics?? Great minds think alike, huh? Great post man, keep up the incredible work you are doing.

    • combscp March 11, 2011 at 10:56 am #

      Too true! Haha. You keep doing the same! I’ll be reading! 🙂

  3. okiepoli March 11, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    I take a swipe at understanding Speaker Boehner’s “cut spending – increase jobs” logic here.

    DOMA is another of those issues that obscured the Republican’s stated goal of job creation. I examine some others here.

    • combscp March 11, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

      I honestly believe the GOP is making a huge mistake throwing its hat back into the social issue arena. They did so well during the elections because they focused on substantive, economic issues and were seen as a legitimate alternative. People like Newt, Santorum, Palin, Huckabee, Haley, and so on are going to send independents back to the left in waves.

      It’ll energize the base, sure, but they’re shooting themselves in the foot at the same time.

      • okiepoli March 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

        Unfortunately it seems that the current crop of Repubs only campaigned on those substantive issues – after the elections they went right back to being politicians. None of them are for cutting off the favors for the rich and/or corporations (tax breaks, loopholes, subsidies, etc.) Even on the Dem side, not many are making enough noise on the fact that the quickest way out of the budget mess is to increase revenues. This makes sense from a political standpoint, neither Repub nor Dem want to commit political suicide, but the Repubs seem more willing to do so – witness the toe-dipping with cutting entitlement spending my Sen. Coburn is doing.
        Unless the Repubs get serious about governing (instead of politicking) I expect they will suffer some serious losses in 2012.

      • combscp March 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

        It’s very disheartening to see politics win out over true democratic governing. 😦 And I agree, the Democrats are not free from some of the blame. They’ve definitely passed up valuable opportunities to stand up, yet that rarely seems to be the smart thing to do from a political standpoint. Even though I try to remain optimistic, I understand how easy it can be to become apathetic.

        And I honestly do not see anyone from the GOP at this moment who poses a serious threat in 2012. If the Tea Party takes control of the primaries and elects a far-right politician who doesn’t appeal to more than a small fraction of the electorate, they’re in trouble.

  4. Schuyler Thorpe March 15, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    Had this one posted on my Quicktopic section of my blog awhile back. But it still doesn’t surprise me that the GOP would spend all this time to defend a useless law:

    After all, they have Newty Snooty trying to unseat liberal judges who overturned Iowa’s ban against gay marriage–by cycling $150,000 through two different groups (discretely of course and under the “gay-dar” (lol) ) that are trying to make it so that only ‘family leaning’, ‘morally-sounding’-conservative judges will somehow look inside their “Christian” hearts and uphold the ban and make gays and lesbians a second-class stringer in the state of I-oh!-ah!

    It’s be more funny if it the man behind this scene wasn’t such a wife cheater and a world class ass-hat.

    • combscp March 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

      Newt’s a shameful politician who uses his ‘love for America’ as his scapegoat. He’s riding the waves of political convenience right now, but he faces some pretty staggering hills to climb if he wants to become a serious candidate. I think he will run, but like so many other potential candidates the GOP has to offer right now, I don’t think he will be an attractive alternative to moderate/independent voters. So far, Newt has been casting himself as the ‘social issue’ candidate, but I have a hard time seeing that going over well with more reasonable voters.

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