If you have any Republican friends on Facebook, no doubt you've seen all the "We have to take our country back!" banners that Tea Party types like to post ad nauseam.
I saw one again the other day that read: "NOT a Democrat, NOT a Republican, Just an American that wants to take his country back!!" Being in a snarky mood, I posted: a response that simply said, "From Whom?" .. My comment was deleted within minutes..
And that got me thinking ... What if Obama wins BIG. Like say, 350 to 188 Electoral votes ... Will anything change? I mean, how many National elections will the Right Wing have to lose before they will agree that the Will of the People has spoken? Will they EVER acknowledge that their ideas have been rejected by a majority of Americans?
What is the likelihood that a Romney loss will force them to re-think their positions on either their issues or their obstructionist tactics? Any chance at all? A snowball's chance? If no chance at all, then what would it take? Nuclear annihilation of the RNC? Setting them all adrift on rapidly melting ice floes? A lifetime gift coupon from Chick-a-fil?
I have this odd dream; I would love to see Democrats in this election cycle start confronting the obstructionist Right Wingers and ask them directly if they support the American form of government. When the Right-wingers get all, "Well, of course, I do", then the Dems follow up and ask if they will commit to Constitutional governing and abide by the notion that the will of the Majority rules or will they continue the obstruction that has brought governing on a Federal level to a virtual standstill.
Perhaps Democrats could even send Republican members of Congress an open letter:
If the 2012 election somehow doesn't go "your way", will you accept that the will of the majority has spoken and allow the country to be governed, as was intended by the Founding Fathers and specifically laid out in the Constitution, or will you continue to insist that somehow the will of the majority matters only when you are the majority?
Wouldn't true patriots work together to govern and abide by the rule of the majority? That's the way the Founding Fathers envisioned it. Seems to us that only sore losers obstruct and refuse to accept the will of the people. Which begs the question, 'Are you true patriots or sore losers?'
P.S. If you don't agree to governing by majority rules, then we believe we can rightly ask; 'Why does the GOP hate America and hate Democracy?'
Very truly yours,