In the wake of Ohio and Texas… [UPDATE, prepare to be disappointed] 24 April 2008Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
This appeared from Mr Fish, in Harper’s. LOL I thought it offended everyone… works for me…
UPDATE, 2:15 am
If you disliked the 110th Congress, you may want to begin screaming NOW. Get a head start:
It is still seven months before Election Day, but already senior Democrats are maneuvering to lower public expectations on the key policy issue.
For some senators, the promises made by Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) outside of Washington may not match the political reality on Capitol Hill.
“We all know there is not enough money to do all this stuff,” said Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), a Finance Committee member and an Obama supporter, referring to the presidential candidates’ healthcare plans. “What they are doing is laying out their ambitions.”
No. They are wilfully conning the conned, again.
[B]ut veterans on Capitol Hill say that getting a sprawling piece of legislation requires broad compromise from both parties and outside groups.
Should the majority party rush the issue through, the minority may hunker down — as was the case with Bush’s Social Security proposal and President Bill Clinton’s attempt at addressing healthcare policy.
If supporters wait too long, however, it could fall victim to the political considerations of the next election cycle.
Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), a member of Senate Democratic leadership and a key Hillary Clinton ally who also sits on the Finance Committee, said he is “not sure we have the big plan on healthcare.”
“Healthcare I feel strongly about, but I am not sure that we’re ready for a major national healthcare plan,” Schumer said.
Schumer said he would focus “on prevention above all and cost cutting until we can get a national healthcare plan.”
I doubt anyone is surprised. I wonder if, once again, the American people will retire to whatever part of their house they go to to scream silently.
And don’t miss the miserable excuse from Mr Meek of Florida:
Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), a Clinton supporter who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, said “the money is not necessarily there right now” to enact the plans and
said calls to end the war in Iraq might consume Washington’s attention.
The healthcare proposals are a “really good start,” he said, but any promises that the next Congress would enact the healthcare plans “at even the beginning of next year to mid-next year would really be political talk at this point.
“I hear on the campaign trail, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ as if there is not a Congress here with feelings and experience on this issue,” Meek said.
“I think it’s important that everyone takes that into consideration and that this is not a kingdom, this is a democracy.”
Oh just peachy. Look at the bullshit they lob. All of them, criminals.
I suggest a debate in which the questions are ONLY about their personal finances, affiliations, the affiliations of their spouses. A question for her, then one for him. A thorough airing from Rezko to Bekel. From Bill’s history of being funded by mainland China money (Johnnie Chung) to a timeline of the Obamas’ cash income and outgo. He loves to bleat that in 00 his credit card was refused for a car rental, attempting ot get to the DNC convention. When they took in 240K that year… Air out how the Clintons bought the house in Chappaqua… to say nothing of the Georgian squat in Chicago. And the double wide in Arkansas, the library with a 5,000 sq ft living area…
A tape of Michelle moaning in a very middle class district of Ohio (median income under 48K annually) that it is a struggle to manage $10,000 a year on summer camp. Let’s see that tape again of HIllary saying Gandhi, if he were an immigrant to the US today, would be pumping gas somewhere in the mid west…
Because nothing else [that old game called policy positions] matters. Ever mattered.
What a con.
BTW, somewhere in The Hill article, it says both camps declined comment.
UPDATE, 3:57 am
End what war where?
Gen. David Petraeus is said to be a “big supporter” of a “massive American-style amusement park” planned for Baghdad, which coincides with a report that ‘Hollywood hopes theme parks, superheroes fly in Middle East.’