Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pelosi Wants Congress To Shut Up And Do What They'reTold

From Politico I have this little quote from and about Nancy Pelosi: "“Washington seems consumed in the process argument of bipartisanship, when the rest of the country says they need this bill,” the California Democrat said, seeming to sweep aside the Obama administration initial desire to have broad GOP support for the plan.

"“We must have a bill [quickly],” she said, in a clear message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has spent the past two days wrangling with moderates who want to cut proposed education funding for the states by as much as $50 billion."
The polls I've seen say the country does not want this bill passed. Link. Link. The speaker is lying. And her opposition to congress acting as a deliberative body that examines laws before passing them and is open to input from their constituents is part of a dangerous trend. She seems to be afraid of open discussion and input. Which is a disturbing attitude for a member of congress. At the very least Pelosi and any other member of congress who thinks and acts like her should be replaced by men and women who are comfortable with the sunlight that is a sine qua non of effective representative government.
I'm afraid the next four years will be a constant struggle to keep democracy alive in America. But in two years we will have the opportunity to throw some of the bums out. Throwing a good percentage of them out is the only way to get their attention. And some, like Pelosi, have so lost touch with democratic principles that they are unsuited to the job.

How much difference is there between, "Give me your money, this is a stick up," and "Give me your money, this is an emergency," ? ? ? ? ?


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