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GOP unwittingly reversing Obama’s fortune, and improving his image.

3 Apr

In a very short period of about two weeks, GOP actions took the failing President that Obama was, and transformed him into what history will view, up to a point, as a great success.

The Obama Administration, and Congress, passed a healthcare bill, something neither Republicans, nor Democrats, have been able to do in spite of trying for sixty years, or more. Following the passage of the Obamacare Bill, as the Republicans call it; the political right-wing in the United States started to fall to pieces.

The Republicans, or at least some of their followers, relinquished civility in favor tactics not suitable for an advanced society in the twenty-second century. Shouting in the chambers of Congress, using race, sexual choices, religion, and even the way a member of Congress votes, as basis for conflict in a disgraceful manner, does not support the democratic process, to the contrary, it lays a foundation for an unruly society. Adding to that behavior, healthcare’s positive points started to show, and in an unrelated situation, the Republican National Committee started to demonstrate moral failing and expenditure beyond any reasonable bounds.

Michael Steele foolish behavior, spending more money than the GOP can bring in under his leadership, and his race, are all elements that help Barak Obama appear to be a better President than he really is. Steele’s race is only an obstacle because for the Republican party with very few African-Americans in position of authority, to fire Michael Steele could be a political disaster. On the other hand, keeping Steele and allowing him to further tarnish the image of the GOP, may prove disastrous; the GOP is caught between the rock and the hard place, at a time when the GOP was hoping for gains in the mid-term election; the Grand Old Party acts as if it is indeed ready to relinquish political control of the United States to whoever wants it.

Among other things, the GOP is leaving a void on the political right, a void that the tea party movement is filling by preaching generalities, and by bringing in people who can exploit anti-government sentiment, while not offering anything credible in return. The political right, now led more by the tea party movement than by the GOP, is offering rhetorics and theories to combat the pragmatism of government. The Constitution, small government, and lower taxes, and they might as well add motherhood and apple pie, are now the weapons of the right, but no tactic is proposed to reduce to practice what is proposed…

Finally, to add icing on the cake, job growth in the United States exceed that statistic for three years, or more.

With some luck, and inept opposition, and a few positive elements in the healthcare bill, Barak Hussein Obama, in just over a year in office has emerged as productive President who must leave the distinction of being CO-worst President (that he shared until recently) to Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush.