Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Bi-Partisanship-Facing the Pointy End of the Stick

Yes, that's right, lets get all kumbaya in the halls of Congress, so sayeth George W Bush. The inaability to comprehend irony is a true marker of a Republican, in my opinion, and this article has plenty of examples. They've been whining since day one about how we all need to come together, how mean Speaker Pelosi is for denying them a say in the first 100 hours, etc, to which I say, tough. Deal with it.

The Sideshow has a pithy reminder sheet to use when they start calling for B-P, and that goes for Bush too.

Congress has changed," Bush said. "Our obligations to the country haven't changed."

Bush in a newspaper opinion piece published Wednesday, the president warned lawmakers:

"If the Congress chooses to pass bills that are simply political statements, they will have chosen stalemate," Bush wrote. "If a different approach is taken, the next two years can be fruitful ones for our nation. We can show the American people that Republicans and Democrats can come together to find ways to help make America a more secure, prosperous and hopeful society."

As noted, this is the question you should ask when republicans spout bi-partisanship: "I must ask this person immediately how Pelosi is supposed to stop the Republicans from being so viciously partisan."

That is the crux of it, because they have given no hint or suggestion, certainly not with the crap coming from Bush's pen =)) that they're changing their ways. So Democrats should do what they need to do, and if the Republicans want to get back into the good graces of the people of this country, then they should get along with the program.

They've had their chance, and they've screwed the pooch beyond all reason. You want to control spending, Bush? Get out of Iraq. Balance the budget? Raise taxes on the rich. See, it's simple,really.


iamcoyote said...

Exactly, Duckman - they had their chance and they blew it. Whatever made them think they would always be in power, I wonder? Did Rove whisper behind the scenes that the fix was in? Still, it seems obvious the 'pukes have fallen back into their old habits of whine and moan, and they rather like it there, since they're so shitty at governing.

Duckman GR said...

I was watching the Procedings and they were just starting to debate the rules, and Drier gets up and starts brown nosing something awful, then he tells us how diappointed he is, that the Dems rules undermine all the sense of b-p they had in the last Congress.

Then I yelled at the teevee, and turned it off. Coz he said it with a perfectly straight face. As if the rules that allowed Cunningham and DeLay to steal were just the bestest rules ever!!!

Jeebus on a Flaming Miniature Pony, these guys blow!

Anonymous said...

Really, there's no excuse for this call for consensus. The administration just scorned the Baker-Hamilton report, which was Consensus Washington throwing Bush an undeserved lifeline. They have no business asking anybody to play nice.

~dj moonbat