how Republicans “won” the 2000 election? Remember how they tricked the
country into going to war in Iraq? They used non-democratic means to get
what they couldn’t get legitimately, and it worked, so they did it
more. They got used to getting their way using bullying, so they did it
more. Now it’s flat-out hostage-taking. And they’re doing it more.
Again and again, Republicans take a hostage and demand something they
could not get through elections or the legitimate constitutional
legislative process. The hostages over the last few years have included
(but are not limited to) unemployment benefits, the Federal Aviation
Administration, the “fiscal cliff,” disaster relief, government funding,
even the debt ceiling. Manufactured crisis after manufactured crisis…
Again and again, they take a hostage and demand they get their way.
Never mind election results, House and Senate majorities, and especially
never mind the will of the people.
And then they have the nerve to mock democracy, saying, “How’s that hopey-changey thing workin’ out for ya?”