Based on my research on my last article, I now conclude that Pelosi and Reid are part of the problem, that they will not stop the war if we keep doing what we’re doing.
Let me repeat that. Reid and Pelosi are part of the problem, keeping the war going. If they wanted to, they could push for support so they could go to the president and inform him that they would not bring any more bills fo funding to the house or senate floor. Either one of them could do it and it would take a majority in the house and 60 votes in the senate to over-ride.
But they’re not willing to do that. If they were, they would have done it.
While I’m at liberty to quote freely from Brian’s articles (he’s a friend), Mr Kall’s are copyrighted, so you’ll have to visit his site to read the rest. Mr Kall continued, basically saying that it’s apparent to him that the Democrats simply don’t really want to end the war.
The answer to Mr Kall’s title question is, in a word, yes!
Mr Reid and Mrs Pelosi believe that it was the war issue which gave the Democrats control of the Congress in the 2006 elections, and they would love to have the war as an issue in the 2008 elections as well; they are far more interested in that than they are in ending the war. I’ve said as much many times, and I added that comment on Mr Kall’s site.
What have the Democrats accomplished of their agenda? Brian gave them some credit for the minimum wage, but I don’t give them even that much: it was simply a recognition that the economy has passed the minimum wage law by, and did so rather a while ago. While some Republicans rightly gave them grief (we shouldn’t have a minimum wage law at all, but let the market set wages), the Democrats “accomplished” about the easiest thing on their agenda.
And while they fuss and fulminate on the SCHIP bill, I’d point out here that FY2008 has been underway for a month now, and the government is running on continuing funding resolutions, essentially having the Democrats continue the funding priorities set by the last Republican controlled Congress.
I’d call the Democrats in Congress useful idiots, except that useful might be too positive an adjective. The old saying is, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” Thus far, the Democrats have neither led nor followed, and while they are trying to get in the way, they don’t even do a good job at that!
Cross posted from Common Sense Political Thought.
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