Today I watched Republican House minority leader John Boehner do a full court press spin on “Meet The Press’. He blamed the Democrats for not being able to lead the nation by pointing out the problems that Obama had with blue dog Democrats. What the host failed to press Rep. John Boehner on was that the Democrats had more than enough votes IF the Republicans allowed governmental processes to take place by not resorting to the filibuster in the Senate. “Meet The Press” host, David Gregory did not press Republican Minority Leader John Boehner that his Republican counterparts in the Senate were engaging in the filibuster at record levels! Hence the Democrats had to have all 60 votes not just 50 votes plus Vice President Biden to act as the breaking vote to pass. While Rep. Boehner is a member of the House not the Senate, none the less the record Senate filibusters are the only reason the Democrats have come to a halt.
President Barrack Obama did an excellent job speaking to the Republican House Caucus. He requested that the cameras keep rolling during the question and answer session that followed his speech to the Republican Caucus. He had command of the situation and the facts. Remember the sneers at Barrack Obama that he was a novice?
Well here is an idea for a Grass Roots Progressive Action Plan!
Why not reciprocate? That’s right why not have Sarah Palin address the Democratic House Caucus! To give her equal treatment just like when Obama spoke to the Republicans, have a question and answer televised session after! No teleprompters! After all unlike Barrack Obama who was a “mere community organizer”, in Sarah Palin we have an intellectual power house! We have John McCain’s word on that! See The video below.
Frankly I am feed up with Democrats being so airy faery when it comes to taking on Republicans. Can you imagine that the Republicans were actually stealing the issue of being middle class defenders against big corporations and Wall Street?
Today the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can engage in “Taxation Without Representation” by unrestricted funding of political ads for or against candidates and issues of their choice! Guess where their funding is going to come from? It is bad enough that these effete snobs of privilege earn more in one day then many earn in one year! But they will not simply stick their hands into their slothful deep pockets to fund their class agenda but will forcefully stick their hands into the pockets of America’s Silent Majority – our great Middle Class! The modus operandi of financing their corporate K-Street agenda and this transfer of wealth from America’s middle class to the corporate elitists will be via:
Americans love “action figures”. George Bush Jr. did not even have a majority when the College of Electors gave him the presidency in the 2000 election. Gore had the popular vote regardless of Florida. But Bush became an “action figure” when the issue was terrorism. So what he invaded the wrong country, Iraq! Americans love ACTION! His action, even wrong action, gave him a second term. Hell even the liberal MSNBC was re-airing the invasion of Iraq with all our “shock and awe” technology to it’s liberal audience well into the second term of George Bush. Then the issue was the economy and jobs. The Republicans preached what George Bush Sr. called “voodoo economics”. The same hands off economics of Herbert Hover. Obama promised “change” he presented himself as an “ACTION FIGURE”. Below is a video, not from a politician but an average American whose frustration and anger I agree with 100%. Thank you Justin for the video!
I disagree with The Huffington Post that a loss in Massachusetts is the loss of Universal Health Care! In fact as a Progressive Social Democrat I welcome it! When I heard the recent predictions I was actually laughing since this is the pathetic result of fighting the “Party of No” by being the “Party of MEOW”! It reminds me of my undergraduate days learning B. F. Skinners’ operant conditiong! Corporate America and their fellow travelers, the Blue Dog Democrats, have been using operant conditioning’s “successive approximation” to shape the behavior of President Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to the point where they are now “The Castrati Brigade for Change”! The new ‘mantra” of the Democratic Party leadership is “MEOW”!
While we already are aware about Sarah Palin’s lack of basic geography, I would like to add how Fox News distorted Steve Schmidt’s interview on “60 Minutes“! Bill O’Reilly created a FULL SPIN ZONE in his “Talking Points Memo” on Monday when he said that McCain Adviser Steve Schmidt stated that Sarah Palin made the the Republican ticket stronger.
Following in that great martial tradition laid down by Nancy Pelosi, who had two years control of the House even before Barrack Obama became President but was to impotent to impeach George Bush or defund the war, our new President joins with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in our Democratic Party’s new “Change We Can Believe In – War Cry”. — “MEOW … MEOW … MEOW”!
I know we cannot stand by while terrorists plot attacks against America! But I hope we use our advanced technology, that is as long as our corporations don’t sell it to the enemies of America! Dick Cheney and his fellow travelers in the Republican Party have stopped us from winning the war on terror due to their diversion, the vast Republican Social Engineering Experiment in Iraq! Instead we should have cut off the leadership of Al Qaeda before they escaped to Pakistan! Now they have had time to regroup. I wish the Democrats would remind Americans about the failure of Bush and Cheney on a daily basis. Now we have inherited one more problem from the Bush Administration.