Republicans Want the US Economy To Fail

February 4, 2009

It’s as simple as that. Why beat around the bush? They want Obama to fail, and therefore, they want the US economy to fail. The reasons are very very simple, and can be broken into two:

1) A failed economy under Obama brings Republicans back to power.

2) A successful stimulus plan will, once and for all, destroy Republican economic ideology. Enough time and distance from the New Deal allowed them to re-brand their same ideology as somehow relevant, but this would put the nail in that coffin. Period.

Josh Marshall, whose writing I think is generally excellent, but I think has been somewhat erratic since the election, nails it today:

…a successful Stimulus Bill would be devastating politically for the Republican party. And they know it. If the GOP successfully bottles this up or kills it with a death of a thousand cuts, Democrats will have a good argument amongst themselves that Republicans were responsible for creating the carnage that followed. But the satisfaction will have to be amongst themselves since as a political matter it will be irrelevant. The public will be entirely within its rights to blame Democrats for any failure of government action that happened while Democrats held the White House and sizable majorities in both houses of Congress.


2 Responses to “Republicans Want the US Economy To Fail”

  1. Kitty Says:

    Of course they want it to fail – they will be all right financially even if it does. The country doesn’t matter to them. The only thing that matters is gaining back power

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