Today, I have discussed many topics that are going to require negotiation. The Bush tax cuts, Israel/Palestine, standing up to big business, and Democrats coming to grips with losing power. In my last post I talked about John Boehner. While I am not a fan of Representative Boehner, I do understand the position that he is in. His party was just defeated in 2008 losing both houses of congress and the presidency. On top of all that, the party has basically been without a major leader.
That means that Mr. Boehner, who I feel like is not the strongest leader that Republicans could find, must find a way to balance two ends of the party spectrum. The rising Tea Party side and the traditional side of the GOP (the side he and Mitch McConnell represent). This is not an easy task, nor a task that anyone wants. The best way to handle the situation is to appease the new guys (the Tea Partiers) because they are the ones energizing your base.
It is easy to not like the other side, but fighting common ground within your own party can be hard. Democrats have to do the same thing with the liberal progressives and the moderates, which can be tested during debates on issues like healthcare and Wall Street reform. The basic point is to make the most out the situation and find a way to form a coalition that will govern the best. It might not be easy, but with the country in tatters it is worth a shot.
To sum up my posts today:
1. My theme was economic prosperity and negotiation
2. The Palestinian Economy is growing according to the IMF
3. People must not be afraid of big business
4. Arms sales are decreasing during the recession
5. I talked about John Boehner (last post before this one)
Thanks for reading my posts. I hoped you enjoyed them. Have a great evening!