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Galindez writes: "Here we are in 2013 and the out of touch, fanatical Tea Party wing of the Republican Party refuses to honor the results of the 2012 election."

President Obama's signature on the Affordable Care Act. (photo: unknown)
President Obama's signature on the Affordable Care Act. (photo: unknown)

The GOP Is Committing Treason

By Scott Galindez, Reader Supported News

29 September 13


2012 results



Barack Obama



Mitt Romney







Results: 2008 



Barack Obama



John McCain






n 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on reforming health care. He won. In 2012 he owned Obamacare and trumpeted it as his signature accomplishment. He won.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, along with just about every Republican who entered the race for president in 2012, put repealing Obamacare at the center of their campaign. They fought over who would do it faster. They lost.

Here we are in 2013 and the out of touch, fanatical Tea Party wing of the Republican Party refuses to honor the results of the 2012 election. They are undemocratic radicals who would shut down the government to reverse the will of the American people.

The United States Senate, despite a grandstanding filibuster by a fanatical senator who thinks he and not John Boehner is the Speaker of the House, passed a bill that would keep the government open. Ted Cruz and his Kool-Aid drinking followers in the House were incapable of doing the responsible thing and sending the bill to President Obama. Instead they are holding our country hostage.

During a week when the presidents of Iran and Syria appeared to be rational and willing to negotiate, the Republican Party continued to be a fundamentalist, irrational regime that refuses to accept defeat.

Tea Party Republicans have a base of support that is whipped up into a frenzy and will not accept any form of surrender. They refused to accept that a black man could be elected president, and have committed themselves to making sure that President Obama is a failure, by any means necessary.

What they refuse to see is that if the president fails, we all fail. A government shut down - or worse, in default - would damage the economy at a time we can least afford it.

If the government shuts down because of attempted extortion by the GOP, the American people need to rise up and punish them in the 2014 election. They are putting politics ahead of country. It is time for the real patriots to stand up and vote out the undemocratic traitors who are committing treason in their effort to overturn the results of the last election.

Scott Galindez attended Syracuse University, where he first became politically active. The writings of El Salvador's slain archbishop Oscar Romero and the on-campus South Africa divestment movement converted him from a Reagan supporter to an activist for Peace and Justice. Over the years he has been influenced by the likes of Philip Berrigan, William Thomas, Mitch Snyder, Don White, Lisa Fithian, and Paul Wellstone. Scott met Marc Ash while organizing counterinaugural events after George W. Bush's first stolen election. Scott will be spending a year covering the presidential election from Iowa.

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