Letter: This party has become the do-nothing partyThe Republican Party has been wondering why it lost seats in the Senate and the House and lost the presidency.
By: Marvin L. Nelson, town of Troy, River Falls Journal
The Republican Party has been wondering why it lost seats in the Senate and the House and lost the presidency.
One of the many reasons is because it has become ridiculous in their political philosophy.
Republicans spent the last four years stonewalling everything the Democrats wanted to do, trying to make Obama a one-term president.
Late in 2012 they hit the absolute height of hypocrisy when Sen. McConnell of Kentucky filibustered his own bill so it couldn’t come up for a vote.
Now they are up in arms because President Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense.
Hagel is a Republican. He has been a Republican forever. I believe the Republicans would filibuster if Obama nominated God. For sure Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin would vote “no.”
Harmless politics, you say.
How about the Republicans vote in 2012 on an amendment to S1813, the Transportation Bill offered by the Democrats?
The amendment would offer tax credits to American vehicle owners for converting to natural gas. The amendment also called for setting up natural-gas filling stations across the country.
Mass conversion to natural gas would make America energy independent within five years. The Republicans killed the amendment.