Daley's selection was immediately hailed by business groups. But reaction among liberal Democrats was more mixed, with some predicting Daley would bring a breath of fresh air to Obama's insular White House operation and others fretting that the new chief of staff's centrist politics herald a shift to the right in Obama policies.
Has the left already forgotten the election? Incompetence wasn't defeated, like in 2006, this was about ideology. I'll never expect the left to stop plugging away at American Dream, but they can at least try to know when they've been beaten?
Personally, when I hear anything about Democrats moving to the center thats when conservative loins need to be girded harder than Biden starting a sentence with "I've been thinking," because that's when you need to start hiring the food tasters and checking for booby traps. These people would make it illegal to center text in Microsoft Word if they could (don't even get them started on the 'impossibility" of "right justify")
They don't live in the center, they don't even visit it, what you're seeing is just their reflection....coming from a telepromter...
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"The Congressional Budget office confirms that just one day after taking over the House, the Republican rhetoric on fiscal discipline doesn't meet the reality test as their plans to take away valued health benefits from the American people will balloon our deficit by $230 billion over 10 years," House Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-Mich.) said in a statement Thursday.
Has nobody told the Democrats yet that nobody believes a job-killing, bureaucracy exploding bill that spends a trillion dollars, enacted in the midst of a trillion dollar budget deficit is going to do anything to BUT explode this country fiscally?
Here's a solid analysis of why from National Review. Check it out because you don't get that kind of smart here, just smart ass.
It is said that we should never say "never," I don't know who came up with this saying, because they're saying "never" when they're admonishing you never say it, so not only this nincompoop wrong, but they're a hypocrite too..."progressives"....
Can't live with 'em...can't go to hell with out 'em.
Having said that this is the perfect time to remind everyone that the government is NEVER correct when it comes to predicting how much money it spends.
It has also NEVER reduced spending by adding to it's size, that's like saying you're going to lose weight on a steady diet of donuts, milkshakes, and couch potato.
I don't really know why the heck Dems are wasting their time crying about this. They should save their tears for something that would really make them upset.
Its DOA in the Senate before Obama will ever have a chance to veto it, and thats ok. Battering rams NEVER break down a door on the first swing.
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Confidence in Pelosi's leadership was solidified when only 19 Democrats voted against Pelosi for Speaker while the rest voted "present."
Boehner's first order of business as Speaker was to request a new gavel, complaining the one Pelosi used felt a little hollow.
Steny Hoyer's accusation that Tea Party comes from unhappy families, creates stir of confusion among members insisting they're not related to him.
Robert Gibbs to resign as Press Secretary to become a consultant for Obama's reelection, says work as Press Secretary "wasn't futile enough."Add a comment
For more than 200 years, Americans have revered the Constitution as the law of the land, but the GOP and tea party heralding of the document in recent months - and the planned recitation on the House floor Thursday - have caused some Democrats to worry that the charter is being misconstrued as the immutable word of God.
"They are reading it like a sacred text," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)...who argued that the Founders were not "demigods" and that the document's need for amendments to abolish slavery and other injustices showed it was "highly imperfect."
"You are not supposed to worship your constitution. You are supposed to govern your government by it," he said.
So now conservatives are a bunch of religious zealots bowing at the altar of the Constitution? Why? Because we'd rather read it than roll it up and smoke it?
Their reaction to this has been really puzzling, because its not like we're asking Biden read it. I'm sure Boehner will find a someone more capable of being up to the task...like a 5th grader.
Maybe they're just freaking out about reading it because they have a natural fear of the unknown.
A constitution isn't just something people need to withstand the assault that is left-wing politics. Governments need them too! "Progressives" know this, that's the real reason why they're so apopletic about this. They don't want Democrats, much less the country, to be reminded that the Constitution isn't some abstract thing that liberals can invoke like a sort of ideological race card to justify scratching their dictatorial itches.
Reading it would show that there are, in fact, actual rules and guidelines set in it....
There ain't no rules here, we're trying to accomplish something...When the deal goes down...All this talk about rules...we make 'em up as we go along.
-Alcee Hastings (D-FL) on ObamaCare:
To borrow from another Democrat, Congress needs to read the Constitution so they can find out what is in it.
"Under several clauses, the good and welfare clause and a couple others."
-John Conyers defending ObamaCare's constitutionality
Maybe they'd have an easier time with it if the founding fathers included pictures.
Reading the document they are sworn to uphold is no stunt, much less an act of worship. Though I can sort of see why willfully ignorant lefties might see it that way.Add a comment
It only took about 6 months for Gibbs to announce he will be leaving his post as Press Secretary after I had originally posted this piece (here).
I just wanted to remind everybody. :-)Add a comment
Media shows bias in deaths of thousands of birds in the south, accused of covering up conspiracy to harvest them for liberal brain transplants.
Pelosi spends final days as speaker in Hawaii after entering her face into a surfboard floating competition .
Kathy Griffin vows to make Willow Palin a comedic target in an effort to start picking on people whose age matches more closely with her IQ.Add a comment
Democrats have been trying to cast Republican members' acceptance of federal health benefits as hypocritical, as they seek to repeal last year's health care legislation..."It was a central value to us when we passed health care, and a central value to the American people, that members of Congress should get the same health care as eveyrone else," (New York Democratic Senator Chuck)Schumer told POLITICO this morning. "It seems unfair that house Republicans want to deprive middle-class Americans of the same health care as members of Congress but to keep it for themselves."
Read the rest at Politico
There must be something about the winter air in New York that makes liberals there especially stupid around now. It was about this time last year that Schumer called a flight attendant a "bitch" because she had the audacity to make him shut off his cell phone during a flight, just like everyone else.
Now he's trying to equate acceptance of the employer-based health insurance Congress receives to the ObamaCare ponzi scheme. I would say its grandstanding and he knows he's full of it, but it's so obviously not the same thing that it's not even something that needs to be debated.
Schumer drawing in crayon on the original Declaration of Independence, or his dropping trou and urinating on the capital rotunda would've seemed more intelligent.
I thought these guys were suppoesed to be the smartest people in the room! All they ever do is say things that children could deconstruct.
Is he auditioning for the evental Broadway version of "Dumb and Dumber?"
Are his advisors the cast of "Jersey Shore?"
Does he sleep with a pillow made of flatulent donkey ass?
WHAT is causing this man to be such a bloomin' moron?!?
This is someone who ALMOST became the Senate Majority Leader two months ago...Harry Reid is a loon, but we already have enough helmet-clad Hank and Lloyd wannabes in charge of the executive branch, thank you.
I don't know what more to say, but I think Eric Cantor's office replied beautifully to this shell of a primate:
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...we assume that he, Leader Reid, and Rep. Pelosi will be giving up their own health care since it doesn't include the public option. We also assume that all three will refuse to accept the extension of current tax rates and volunteer to pay higher taxes for the next two years.