Wow! It’s a real powder keg around here. I can feel the electricity in the air. I guess I better watch my step, huh?
Seriously, you got all bent over Pelosi scolding her base for their complacency? Seriously? Hmmm... Actually, I thought it was fairly common knowledge
that Democrats are no-shows in the mid-terms. They’re complacent and can’t get off their asses to vote, no matter what the consequences. No
As far as Pelosi goes, at least she had the balls to control her caucus when she was Speaker. Unlike Boner, I mean Boehner, who drops to his knees
when in the presence of the Tea Party. Of the two, Pelosi has a much bigger pair.
This may come as a shock to you, but the Republicans didn’t sink the Democrats; the Democrats sunk the Democrats. Believe me, Republicans didn’t
win the elections because of their superior agenda, their vision for the future, and their ability to get the job done. And it’s certainly not
because of the love affair between Republicans and the common man. God, I crack myself up sometimes! I’m in stitches just thinking about what I just
It’s reality-check time, and it is what it is. The Republicans stole the election fair and square, leaving the Democrats sitting on their thumbs in
the dust. You win. Now go ahead and pat yourselves on the back. A round of “attaboys” are in order. But when the celebrating’s done, the
Republicans really do need to hunker down and do something they haven’t done in a long, long time. They need to WORK. I know all the obstructing,
mud-slinging, character assassination, finger pointing, accusing, inventing conspiracies, dreaming of impeachment, forming committee lynchmobs and
race bating has been fun, but there’s a time to work, and a time to play. Playtime’s over. I know it’s hard, but we need you to come up with at
least one idea; one solution for something. You owe that much to the American people, don’t you think?
Here’s a couple ideas - Obama’s already done the hard stuff
1 - The economy’s coming around. The Labor Department estimated that employers added 214,000 jobs in October, and the official unemployment rate
dropped to 5.8 percent, down sharply from 7.2 percent a year ago. Wages could use a boost, though. Hey, I got it - raise the minimum wage!
2 - Obama got the ball rolling on healthcare. The ACA is working much better than originally anticipated. Millions of folks who previously would have
gone to the emergency room and then stiffed the hospital now have insurance. Unless you had a garbage insurance policy in the first place, you were
not forced to participate in the ACA. Health costs are growing at the lowest rate in the past 50 years, the CBO scored the bill as reducing the
But, there are a few things about the bill needing attention. Instead of repealing and scrapping the whole thing, why not embrace it and work to
improve it. The American people would be grateful. Remember, ACA (including the mandate) was a Republican idea hatched by the Heritage Foundation
before it was a Democratic idea. So, it’s OK - go ahead and give it a shot.
3 - Obama already put together a very good jobs bill, remember? It would put a lot of folks back to work. Maybe if you pulled it out, dusted it off
and passed it, the economy would boom. And the best part of all, Republicans could take the credit for it!
If you just accomplish the 3 things mentioned above, it would surely help improve your brand. And it wouldn’t involve much work, since Obama has
done most of it anyway. Think it over; can’t hurt.
Regarding Pelosi, though, I wouldn’t take what she said to heart. If she wants to call out some of the lazy, complacent and spineless members of her
party, and if what she said bears some truth, then what’s the BFD? Personally, I think it’s better than Boehner; he allows his group to dominate
him and treat him like a red-headed stepchild. Where’s the dignity in that?
It’s nice being an Independent. I can enjoy bashing both sides...
edit on 11/8/2014 by netbound because: (no reason given)