Twenty-four billion dollars worth of spite
To the Editor:
In Regard to Richard Grover’s “A Shameful Day for Our Government” presentation: I have to agree with Mr. Grover that the recent governmental shut down was indeed a shameful interlude in the realm of political and governmental intercourse. It is my concern that when a person resorts to the toxic tabloid media to form one’s opinions, draw one’s conclusions and to make one’s judgments it could result in that person being grossly amiss in their thinking.
The event that Mr. Grover mentioned in his presentation was when a group of WWII Veterans at the WWII memorial site were approached and confronted by Ted Cruz, the prime architect of the governmental shutdown. An eloquently articulate political confidence artist, who had the unmitigated hypocritical audacity to look these veterans in the eye and strive to blame the President of the United States for that which he himself was responsible for. All the ensuing unbecoming consequences mentioned in Mr. Grover’s presentation can be laid at the doorstep of the Tea Party element that has infested and dominated what might otherwise possibly be a more viable and prudently conservative Republican Party.
The sixteen days of the Tea Party initiated shutdown was dedicated not to resolve any governmental impropriety but instead became an apparent 24 billion dollar spiteful vendetta directed against this nation’s first African American President. From the instant President Obama took office the prime stated goal of the Republican establishment was not to govern in the best interest of the nation but to make this person a one term President. An endeavor which proved to be an exercise in futility and Obama was elected for a second term. During Obama’s second term the Republicans resorted to governmental obstructionism and then to political extortion. This also proved to do nothing more than to further demean the credibility of the Republican endeavor.