Monday, February 02, 2009

Who Cares What They Think?

I am reaching the end of my tether with some things. This morning's drive home from work, listening to NPR, I wondered if the national press realizes that we had this thing called an election a couple months back, and the Republicans lost?
The Senate this week debates President Barack Obama's economic stimulus bill. Republicans want unnecessary spending taken out of the bill — while adding housing and tax cuts.

While it would certainly be nice in a fluffy-bunny, hands-across-America, "We Are the World" kind of way for the Democrats in the United States Senate to listen to what McConnell and the Republicans are saying, they don't need to do so. They can introduce the bill, set aside a cloture vote, and pass the thing. Period.

I was also surprised, not so much by the comment itself, but by the fact that someone, somewhere, thought it newsworthy to point out that the guy who lost the Presidential election doesn't agree with the guy who won. Since McCain lost kind of big - as Duncan points out, the dude lost Indiana - isn't it kind of irrelevant what he thinks? It's time for Democrats to stop worrying about governing, and for the press to grab a clue. The country doesn't want them screwing things up any more.

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