Contributed to Purple Walrus Press by Brooks Parola.
Folks, what should be abundantly clear, as we watch the differences in how Democratic Party governors deal with this crisis vs. the GOP dominated federal government, is that we have one party, the Democrats, that believe that government can and should take care of it’s citizens. As a result, we see Democratic governors taking their jobs as public servants seriously and being far more proactive in dealing with this crisis.
And because the Republican Party has done nothing in my lifetime but attack the government, has cynically convinced millions that government cannot help you, and that you therefore shouldn’t depend on it to do so, while at every turn, pairing down the size of government; are we really surprised that we have a GOP dominated federal government that is completely inept and incapable of helping us?
So please don’t tell me both parties are the same. They’ve never been more different, and the evidence of that has never been more clear. There is a fundamental difference in what these two parties believe government should do. And frankly, this is what you get when you believe government cannot and should not help it’s citizens, and when you put in power a political party bound and determined to make sure that that happens.