I’m a Libertarian according the the self-quiz. What that generally means I believe is….
“What They Believe
- Economically very conservative but moderate to liberal on social issues
- Highly critical of government
- Strongly pro-business
- Accepting of homosexuality
- Less religious than the average American
- Moderate views about immigrants compared to other GOP-oriented groups”
Besides not considering myself less religious than the average American, that all sounds okay to me. So I went and read an article about the government shutdown from a more democrat new source, CNN.com.
Although I agree that both parties are at fault here I believe that Obama is highly inaccurate in his attempt to use metaphors to explain what he believes the Democrats are asking for. By saying that asking for negotiations before a decision is made is similar to saying the republications are saying when you are negotiating to buy a home you can’t say “if you don’t give the price I’m going to burn down your house .” Excuse me?
Republicans are not demanding a ransom for doing their job, they are trying to do their job.
I’m sure that Obama would be happy to talk to the Republicans about anything after a short term deal to get the government operational happens. But why do they need to give in to that? We shut down for a reason, we couldn’t come to a decision. So why is Obama asking the Republicans to give in. But because of the situation with Obama Care the republicans need a bit of leverage with the Democrats in power.
I don’t think it is fair that Obama would use those metaphors while addressing the American people. It seems like he is calling Republicans childish when in reality they are doing what they believe is right to help the country and american people. I am sure the democrats would do the same thing in another situation.
The government was created for the people and by the people. So why aren’t we asking what is right for the people? The formalities we created are making it difficult to serve our needs. Change is certainly needed. Who is to say what party will initiate it? Who actually knows best…