SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE! I received this article among my daily mailings of progressive newsletters: “Democrats Methodically Stripping Republicans Of Immigration Excuses.” The description of the piece:
“Throughout the immigration debate, Republicans have run phony excuses for delay, Democrats keep stripping them away, and the process keeps moving forward. The only question is: How many more excuses do Republicans have to cycle through before this kabuki dance ends?”
I hope to Wholly Grommet that the “only question” is meant to be rhetorical, because of these folks don’t know the answer yet, I am not certain that I need their newsletter.
Here is what I want to read in my email: “Democrats Unilaterally Strip Republicans Of Filibuster.” Until then, I am as tired of the Dems’ “kabuki dance” as I have been of the Republicans’ for a long long time.
This is a moral disgrace
The paragraphs below are from “The Filibuster Against the Jobless: A Moral Disgrace” by Robert Borosage for Campaign for America’s Future (February 12,2014). The introduction to the piece on the CFAF’s Progressive Breakfast newsletter reads:
“This is a moral disgrace. The ‘recovery’ tracked by economists has left over 20 million Americans still in need of full-time work. Many search desperately for work for months without success. Many have given up completely and dropped out of the workforce.
They get no assistance. Those receiving jobless benefits are the most resolute, still looking after four months, trying to find work that will support their families.
The Republicans that blocked this aid—and they were all Republicans—express ill-concealed scorn for these Americans. These are, in their view, part of the 47% of ‘takers’ who Mitt Romney discounted. So Republicans devise various rationales for turning their backs on those in distress.”
If the Republican “filibuster against the jobless” is a “moral disgrace,” then is not the Democrats allowing that filibuster to occur equally disgraceful?
FEATURED IMAGE: The image at the top of this page is a screen of ancient Kabuki actors. “Kabuki is a classical Japanese dance-drama known for the stylization of its drama and for the elaborate make-up worn by some of its performers. Kabuki is sometimes translated as the ‘art of singing and dancing.’ The expression kabukimono referred originally to those who were bizarrely dressed. It is often translated into English as ‘strange things’ or the ‘crazy ones,’ and referred to the style of dress worn by gangs of samurai.” (Wikipedia)