Friday, February 12, 2010

Democrats Kill Bipartisanship

Bipartisanship means many things to many people. To some, it means trying to work together. To Obama it means the Republicans should accept the blame for his failures. To Harry Reid, it means killing any bill which the Republicans might like. So much for the new era of bipartisanship. Rest in peace dear friend, two days was too young to die.

When Obama met with the Republicans on Tuesday, his lips moved a lot and the word “bipartisan” kept falling out, but so did a lot of other nasty words. Still, we were supposed to believe that Obama wanted a new era of bipartisanship, and he particularly urged the Republicans to work with the Democrats on a jobs bill. But that was Tuesday and yesterday was Thursday, and two days is a long time in politics.

Thursday morning, Sen. Max Baucus and Sen. Chuck Grassley unveiled their long-awaited bipartisan jobs bill. But within minutes, the Democratic Party’s left flank was up in arms.

“Waaaaaah, this includes tax cuts,” sort of whined Dianne Feinstein. Actually, what she said was:

“It is my belief that tax credits only go to people who are making money, and they generally keep it. That’s the way I feel, I don’t know that anyone else agrees with me.”
Wow, that’s stupid! Note the use of the word “feel” rather than “think,” indicating the disuse of her brain -- and the lack of any research. But then, she may know what she’s talking about. . . considering that she apparently uses her Senate seat to benefit her husband financially:
1. She served on the Senate’s Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, while companies owned by her husband won extensive government contracts (worth more than $1 billion) without competitive bidding -- the same procedure Barack promised to halt until he found out he could reward his own friends using this practice; and

2. She requested $25 billion in extra federal funding for the FDIC, which three days later granted a huge contract to a real estate company on whose board her husband sits to sell foreclosed homes for the FDIC.
But DiFi wasn’t alone. No, where there is one rich socialist howling at the moon, there are more. Enter Tom Harkin, a man who "mistakenly" claimed to fly combat missions over North Vietnam when he was really in Japan. Rich farm boy doesn’t like the bill either, it doesn’t extend unemployment benefits far enough. . . here piggy piggy.

Sen. Byron Dorgan (SBD for short), who did not take campaign contributions from Jack Abramoff while his committee was investigating Abramoff. . . but did take them from Abramoff clients (that’s called a “bag man” in the criminal parlance), worries that “this has morphed into something different than just a jobs bill.” Oh no! You mean it’s become a regular Democratic bill? Liars and spenders and bagman, oh my!

And there are more: Sherrod Brown, who flosses his teeth with his underwear, and Jay Rockefeller, who flosses his tooth with Brown’s underwear, don’t like the bill either.

Thus, confronted with a wave of socialist anger, Dingy Harry Reid killed the bill. But not only did he kill it, he killed it only a couple hours after it was introduced, without even a chance to fix the bill. This was considered a major rebuke to Max Baucus for his misjudgment in trying to work with the Republicans. What were you thinking Max? Don't you know that bipartisanship doesn’t mean actually working with the Republicans!! Don't make me go all Rahm Emanuel on you!

So there you have it. We now know exactly what the Democrats mean when they say “bipartisan.” They mean they would rather do nothing than do anything the Republicans might like. . . funny, that sounds like spite? Oh well. And I guess we also know what Obama’s appeals for bipartisanship mean to his party.


MegaTroll said...

Interesting article, I saw this on Yahoo a few minutes ago -- you beat the media again! Ha!

Also, I posted links to your National Debt article everywhere I could. I think that's a really great article that everyone should read. Thanks for writing it.

Writer X said...

Dianne Feinstein really said that?? God forbid if people keep more of their own money. How dare they!

AndrewPrice said...

She did say that. Amazing isn't it? Not only is that illogical, but it's disproven by statistics and economics. And this woman is a United States Senator who gets to make decisions about tax policy and spending priorities! Ug.

Writer X said...

And yet she's another one who continues to get elected...Unbelievable.

AndrewPrice said...

I blame California -- look at their delegation! It's like a collection of Village Idiots!

Lawhawk said...

WriterX and Andrew: That's one of the saner things Feinstein has said lately. "Bipartisnship" is what you get when Democrats write legislation, and Republicans agree to it. Working together to put the legislation is not necessary. Just agree to it.

Writer X said...

Maybe they should use the stimulus money to buy dictionaries for everyone in Congress?

Lawhawk said...

They can't spell dictionary. LOL This new format is really so much better, even if it did take a week after the notification to finally work the bugs out. I had gotten used to it over at Big Hollywood, and I am really glad we finally got it up and running here.

AndrewPrice said...

Yep, that's the definition. I find it amazing that the Democrats have reached the point that they would rather get nothing than get something that the Republicans like.

Lawhawk said...

Doing nothing is the best thing that could happen to us!

StanH said...

Bipartisanship is for the other guy. What you point out is instructive on intent of Barry and his minions. These are dangerous ideologues that fully intend to drive the ship of state over a cliff!

AndrewPrice said...

Absolutely right Stan -- that's how Team Obama is using this demand for bipartisanship!

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