“Battering the Bitch”
Ever feel, politically, like you’re being forced by fellow less than Right Wing leaders and pundits into a classic relationship you know is very, very wrong? Robert Perry does a good job painting the analogy and showing the historical precedents that led to where we are today…
“In recent years, the Washington political dynamic has often resembled an abusive marriage, in which the bullying husband (the Republicans) slaps the wife and kids around, and the battered wife (the Democrats) makes excuses and hides the ugly bruises from outsiders to keep the family together.”
“So, when the Republicans are in a position of power, they throw their weight around, break the rules, and taunt: ‘Whaddya gonna do bout it?'”
“Then, when the Republicans do the political equivalent of passing out on the couch, the Democrats use their time in control, tiptoeing around, tidying up the house and cringing at every angry grunt from the snoring figure on the couch.”
“This pattern, which now appears to be repeating itself with President Barack Obamas unwillingness to hold ex-President George W. Bush and his subordinates accountable for a host of crimes including torture, may have had its origins 40 years ago in Campaign 1968 when the Vietnam War was raging.”
The article can be found HERE.