Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The House Is A Mess

New Congress At War Over Everything
By Patrick O'Connor

In a closed-door meeting before the last vote on the children’s health care bill, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer appealed for the support of about 30 wavering Republican lawmakers. What he got instead was a tongue-lashing, participants said.

The GOP lawmakers, all of whom had expressed interest in a bipartisan deal on the SCHIP legislation, were furious that the Democratic leader from Maryland had not reached out to them in a more serious way early on. They also criticized him and Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel of Illinois for failing to stop his allies outside Congress from running attack ads in their districts, while they were discussing a bipartisan deal.

The result was a predictable one for this bitterly divided Congress. The House vote for a second SCHIP bill was a healthy majority, but not the two-thirds needed to override another veto vowed by President Bush. Only one Republican switched his vote — to oppose the measure.
Democrats accused Republicans of hurting kids. Republicans howled about a heavy-handed, uncompromising Democratic majority. And another chance at bipartisan consensus slipped away.

“They spent $1.5 million through their various shill outreach groups attacking me and a handful of my colleagues,” Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla.) said before the Hoyer meeting, “but they did not spend five minutes to approach me to ask for my vote.”

This us-against-them mentality has been an ongoing storyline of the new Democratic­-controlled Congress. On the big items — Iraq, health care and spending — party leaders have shunned compromise.

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Loathing Nancy

13 Comments:

Blogger batya said...

And please do not gorget

These people are "fighing for peace...


batya

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of these accusations are true about Pelosi, and THANK G-D above! The Dems have made a spectacular cluster f--k of their tenure in the Congress and it bodes well for our returning to power. Thank G-d that Bush has found his veto pen.

Morgan

5:32 PM  
Blogger batya said...

Yes Morgan

And I am glad I found my way back here...

True, this congress will go down in history as the worst of the worst AND IN WAR TIMES TOO!

batya

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello batya, hello Donal, hoa re you both? Been trying to get your attention all week Donal. How are you? J"Mac.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry my spellings terible tonight. J'Mac.

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy pelosi is the most misarable excuse of Speaker of The House there ever was. This woman can't get anything done. And this is the same person, the ''first woman of The House and she's a moron. I knew we were in for it when she had all the kids up there with her on that podium. J'Mac

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got it JM. She IS a miserable failure and we should be thankful for that. The only thing I want this pile of you-know-what to do is GET THE FUNDING FOR OUR TROOPS TO THE PRESIDENT!! Other than that, I want these radicals to go home and do nothing at all.

Morgan

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Morgan. Sorry I didn't call, been busy. I've just come off of something on YouTube that had my blood boiling. Its some docutmenary titles USA terriosm;Hiroshima Bombing, and a number of posted responses from Euroweenies calling America a terroist nation ;American burn in hell'' etc. Pelosi? One stupid broad. I hope I'm not offending the ladies here. Donal , batya, TMW all of them, the're ladies but Pelosi just couldn't find her own rear-end with her own hands. Morgan, that souns like a really great time you and your wife had, I'd have loved to been there. I'm going to vote for Hunter, if he's still in the running. J'Mac.

7:13 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Morgan-How else can you describe a disaster?
There have been strong women leaders; Deborah and Margaret Thatcher come to mind. Organized and able to make hard decisions!
pelosi is a political hack, the wife of a wealthy man and in politics for ALL THE WRONG REASONS!
No wonder she is ineffectual!
I can run my budget better...

tmw

7:23 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Sorry about that, the silly thing wasn't showing that I had posted...slower than molasses in Janurary!

tmw

7:24 AM  
Blogger Pat said...

Doesn't seem blatantly obvious that Nancy Pelosi is receiving orders from elsewhere? What does an Italian-American Congresswoman from San Francisco, California, who just made history 10 months ago becoming the 1st female Speaker of the House, know or care about the Armenian genocide which occurred during WWI? Especially when her country, and some of her constiuents are at war in the Middle East. It just doesn't make any sense.

Nancy Pelosi is attempting to implement someone else's policies. Someone who wasn't elected to the position SHE holds. She has no right to allow her power to be usurped by those who aren't entitled to it.

I am speaking, of course, of the shadowy figures who control the Democratic Party. George Soros is the front man, but who are the others behind him?

If Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional leaership were truly interested in this country, they'd cast off the intruders who have invaded their party and take charge of their congressional offices.

7:50 AM  
Blogger batya said...

Pelosi was made for the job and the job made for her.

Shadowy, fishy,suspect,dishonest.


batya

8:35 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

No offense taken, J'Mac. The word 'broad' or 'dame' isnt nasty--it may not be a compliment, but it's not nasty. (Though perhaps, gentlemen, we can avoid the ubiquitos DU phrase 'cluster f***"--that imagery offends me entirely!)

2:38 PM  

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