12 April 2011

The Truth From Washington

"The ground shifted and spending reductions Democrats recently described as 'extreme' and 'draconian,' they are now calling 'historic' and 'common sense.' The debate has turned from how much to grow government to how much to reduce it."~ Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).

"There are a number of us in the caucus now pushing back very hard on our leadership. ... Who knows where they'll end up, but maybe we can take enough D's with us to make them uncomfortable and to make them stick with making the president act like a Democrat." ~ Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon).

I rarely agree with McConnell about much. But he is dead on here. The Democrats have been politically inept again. They have let the Republicans set the agenda - pure and simple. Meanwhile, Defazio's problem - as a member of the "progressive caucus" in the House - is that Obama is acting like a Democrat.

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Blogger Stan B. said...

And when Dems do act responsibly- they get ignored by both parties...


14 April, 2011 10:15  
Blogger Beth E. said...

I would contend, Jim, that the failure of Democrats to accomplish anything meaningful on behalf of the 'have-nots' in our society is not a bug in the programming--it is a feature. Our 'two-party system' (which is enshrined in our Constitution....where?) functions quite effectively in the defense of certain interests--those of the wealthy--and fails quite considerably on the other end of the equation.

16 April, 2011 07:06  

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