It's so exciting; everyone is posturing and politicking already, with the new kids on the block hardly moved in yet. The Heritage Foundation has a great piece running this morning on Harry Reid, all about him trying to control the controlling aspect of the Senate, chomping at the bit to get rid of the filibuster.
Typical. If we can't stuff reckless legislation down the people's throat through the proper channels, we will simply circumvent the slow-moving, methodical process of having a real debate altogether.
then there is this, coming fresh off of Air Force One, in the middle of his return trip to Washington and business as usual...brilliantly orchestrated, in a twisted note to self kinda way, throwing in his usual bait and switch rhetoric to entice the captured audience of his people on board -- "and so my expectation, my hope is that John Boehner and Mitch McConnell will realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012, and that our job this year is to make sure that we build on the recovery." oh yeah here we go
"You know, I think that there's going to be politics. That's what happens in Washington -- that they (Republicans) are going to play to their base for a certain period of time...But I'm pretty confident that they're going to recognize that our job is to govern and make sure that we are delivering jobs for the American people and that we're creating a competitive economy for the 21st century, not just for this generation but for the next one." you go, Obama, get on with your bad self...
and now, let's give it up for Reuter's, for without your organization and the ability to bring "Obama urges Republicans to help him..." to the people, in a speedy, professional fashion blah blah blah, I just gotta ask myself, just where would we be?
well done, all the way around.
You got the word out; you let everyone know, Obama has our back, and may this be a warning to those pesky republicans... as if we, the people, have lived under a rock over the last two years...
sure, sure, Obama has always taken the position of bringing the two sides together, that's the ticket; he's never polarizing -- always bridging -- and absolutely, tirelessly, frowning upon the horrific yet oh too frequent occurrence of the politics as usual inside the beltway -- never speaking simply to one's base, as that would just be wrong, and always acting on behalf of ALL Americans... yeah yeah (recalling the umpteen times we heard Obama "calling on 'young people, African Americans, Latinos and women') Of course, duly noted should be his sudden decent into an unnatural Latino accent, as if streamlining out of the barrio itself, whenever his says the word "Latinos." really, Mr. President?