I don’t agree with the headline that he ‘rips McConnell a new one’: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/02/20/obama-trashes-mcconnell/
…I wonder, when it comes to the issue of fiscal irresponsibility if Democrats and Republicans on the ground are mad at the same thing, but just choose to label it differently. The labeling is of course a result of disinformation and misinformation, from the right-wing, to which I wish The White House and/or Democrats in Congress would put together some sort of widely publicized, ‘round-the-clock or just a daily effort to more concertedly, transparently inform the public regarding what they are actually trying to do for the middle-class. Let me just clarify that our economic progress has been a credit to those beneath and between all of the ballyhoo from above, but it could have been improving at a faster pace. And, I suppose this may still answer the question behind “genuine ideas”, as mentioned in here speech. But I still wonder if both sides agree we are living in a corporatocracy (or, plutocracy), and both sides blame the government for allowing corporate money to continue to do its damage, and thus just label who is right and wrong differently. The lack of civilized conversation between red and blue states of mind still foster this stitched-in-Cambodia blanket of runaway greed.
The GOP, in their continued attempts to label themselves as the GNP, are simply still a long ways worthy of our trust, in both message and spirit. ‘How many more election losses is it going to take?’, can safely be the new Democratic campaign slogan. We cannot have all-out Social Darwinism if, for one, many on the right still insist on living in the 1950s as far as many a social value. As former Speaker of the House during Reagan’s tenure, Tip O’Neill said it, their economic policy is all theory and no practice. It sounds lovely and just, all in the name of liberty. In theory, we can all individually push to create our own opportunity, and create communities in order to foster any and all various fields of opportunity, without the help of ‘big’ government. Everyone can do the right thing for one another, and compete fairly against one another, in theory. But you gotta somehow share the wealth. (And, for any who want to label this as preaching socialism, bear in mind of course how any ‘ism’ can work just fine so long as it is not corrupt.)