Finally, a Republican brave enough to speak the truth – we are rooting against the economy. (I am paraphrasing. Click on the video below.)
Conservatives have made their position extremely clear. They have stated their position in multiple different ways. You have Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stating that his number one priority was to prevent President Obama from having a second term. We know that leading Republicans met in an exclusive Washington DC restaurant on the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration and decided that their number one priority would be to oppose the president on every front. Their priority was not to negotiate to help the country. Their priority was not to try to push the agenda to be more conservative. Instead, their agenda was to oppose anything the president proposed, whether is was good for the country or not. Finally, we know that this “new breed” of conservatives have no interest in compromise. They were willing to bring down the government and our economy over the debt ceiling debate. There were willing to have the government default in order to make a point. Therefore, it is not that hard to imagine that Republicans are actively rooting for the economy to fail.