The Republican party is in a state of melt down. Their policy of leaning so far to the right that 47% of the population is outside of their peripheral vision, was decidedly a miserable failure in this past election.
Toward the end of the election season, as the East Coast was hammered with a massive storm, much of the Republican party, including their nominee, essentially ignored the suffering of about a third of our nation’s population. It made sense. The Republican philosophy, at least in their modern incarnation, is to stand back and get government out of the way. Thankfully, not everyone listened to that advice.
As one might expect, President Obama and the federal government leapt onto the scene with a speed and efficiency that seemed almost super-heroic, at least when compared to our last devastating hurricane and our even more devastating former President. More surprising were the actions of the New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, a Tea Party Republican. Christie, when needed by his constituents, worked alongside the President to help solve problems. Democrats, and many undecided voters, saw this increasingly rare moment of bipartisanship as refreshing; as evidence that government can work, when manned by the right people.
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