Diary

Have we learned nothing from the Dem majority?

As the days go by it appears more and more the Republican leadership and establishment have learned nothing the past 4 years.  I recall days of the 2006 election season when the Democrats ran, and won, on investigations and payback for all of the Bush era ills deemed perpetrated against them.  The GOP seems doomed to repeat this folly. 

Why as a party are we determined to prove we have a Waxman complex that can put to good use?  I’m not suggesting that there aren’t things that should be investigated, but is that REALLY job #1.  Is the most important thing to do under a GOP House majority to investigate past misdeeds, or is it to go about solving the problems that face this great nation and provide solutions to those problems by limiting the burdens placed upon us by government? 

A sample:

“If Republicans take the House in November, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) says that “all we should do is issue subpoenas and have one hearing after another.””
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0710/40148.html#ixzz0uWX0ap54

This seems to follow with earlier remarks from Congressman Issa seemingly indicating the same course of action in the following link http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38697.html.

I’m wide open for rebuke and correction if I’m relying on bad sourcing.  When the ideas of the day offered by our candidates this season rely on payback I grow weary.  This country’s problems are much bigger and are fixable, if we start soon.  We need to start facing the problems today.  We don’t need an investigative circus getting in the way of the work that must be done.  

I know the other day Congressman Boehner said something to the affect the ideas are coming in September.  I hope the wait is worth it and some concrete plans come out for what a GOP majority can do to right the ship.   Dinner and a show are great, but right now the boat is taking on water.