Thursday, February 5, 2009

Chris Matthews again!

Welcome friends!

After viewing President Obama eloquently defending and promoting the stimulus and recovery plan in strong and cogent terms, Chris Matthews tonight had the nerve to ask Lawrence O'Donnell "what's this deal with the Teleprompter?" Implying sneeringly that it is somehow radically exceptional that President Obama needs one to more effectively communicate!

When, when-in the long stygian nightmare of the last eight years, did Matthews ever even mildly mock Bush's use of sorely needed speaking aides? Master reader Reagan? Anyone? And, what's that he's reading from anyway?

Disgusting but typical.

Then, then he again shrilly advances his latest menopausal obsession. Get this! He's been pushing this for several days now!

"That Obama and Biden's pick of Pittsburgh over Arizona in the Superbowl was a coldly partisan move because the Democrats will never carry Arizona! They were sending a message, see.

He intruded this in several conversations with actual adults.

Of course, no one braced him on all his sillyness.

Yes, it's still called "Hardball!"

'Ain't life wonderful?

Monday, February 2, 2009

This lives the expression "It's About Damn Time!"
(HT to: "40 Years in the Desert")

"Dems To Leadership: Cut GOP Loose"

"Rank-and-file Congressional Democrats had been willing to give Republicans the business tax cuts and other provisions they wanted in the stimulus. That is, up until every single one voted against the bill on the House floor Wednesday.

Now, in both the House and the Senate, angry members are lobbying Democratic leaders to yank those tax breaks back."


Bi-partisanship is one of those lofty ideals that everyone talks about as being able to move the country forward, but in history and practice? Results, not so much.

We've tried too. No bites on the carrots, big carrots, lots of carrots. None! Turned up noses, even. Multiplying, more unified, vehemently turned up noses-with snuffles too!

Snuffles? Snuffles.

Well, funny thing, in that pesky way democracy has, the Democrats handily won the recent elections for the House, Senate and Presidential elections. Won with a thumping majority in the House, with a thumping majority in the Senate, and-with a thumping victory-took back the White House with an openly, un-apologetically Liberal agenda.(1)

Thumping's the word, you know, like thumping with a stick?

We won the elections thumpingly based on what we said we were going to do. If bi-partisanship means doing everything the GOP wants and nothing we campaigned on, why have elections at all?

To say that things like building schools, railroad upgradesa new energy grd and other infrastructure should be stripped out as non-jobs creating or taking too long is silly. Those projects will keep the economy going while the private sector heals from it's self inflected wounds.

As a matter of fact, they are too small a part of the package considering the need.

We need to take them out, repeal the Bush tax cuts, and let them know there is a political price to pay for partisan obstructionism.

It's time for the stick. Snuffles, hm?

Thumping yes, thumping indeed.

(1) Call it Progressive or Left Wing if you really must.)