Democrats’ Idea Of Bipartisanship Is HARD CORE Partisanship

We are in the worse financial crisis since the Great Depression, and Democratic leadership is playing the same hard core ideological political games that got us into this mess to begin with.  You’ve heard the phrase, “fighting like rats on a sinking ship”?  Well, the Democrats are the rats in this story (which really isn’t much of a metaphor).

First you have the fact that House Republicans were largely excluded from the negotiating process.  And then, surprise: they weren’t happy about it.

Then we have Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling upon John McCain to become directly involved in the negotiation process – only to viciously attack him when he actually tried to become directly involved.  A whole bunch of Democrats then dove onto the pile, falsely claiming that a bipartisan deal had been struck when none actually had, and that McCain had thrown a monkey wrench into it – even though he had said very little at the explosive and divisive meeting which Democrats had Obama chair.  Democrats – in an obvious act of presidential politics – were out claiming that John McCain was playing “presidential politics.”

Then we get to look at the actual bill that the Democrats have been working on – and expect Republicans to agree to – only to find that it is a clear pork-laden giveaway to traditional Democratic allies such as ACORN, Big Labor, and the trial lawyer lobby.  ACORN has been involved in more cases of documented voter fraud than any organization in history; yet STILL receives federal money thanks to Democrats’ efforts.

And, of course, when Democrats came back this morning for more “bipartisan” negotiations, the two Republicans were shocked to find not two Democrats joining them, but NINE:

Pelosi made her remarks as the negotiators streamed into her office, and that group is much bigger than expected; instead of just the four principals, a number of other prominent Democrats, including Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel (N.Y.), Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (Mont.), Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad (N.D.) and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer also entered the meeting.

This leaves House Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri and New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg severely outnumbered as the only Republicans in the room. Oh yeah, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. But he’s been at loggerheads with the House GOP for the last week, so he they might not be singing from the same songbook on this one.

The ship is sinking, and Democrats are determined to cynically use every ideological play in their playbook, apparently counting upon a biased media and an ignorant population to set up their next play.

And what is their next play?  When the Republicans refuse to accept the crap the Democrats are trying to feed them, Democrats will flood the airwaves to proclaim that Republicans are refusing to play ball and stave off a meltdown.

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8 Responses to “Democrats’ Idea Of Bipartisanship Is HARD CORE Partisanship”

  1. Mark Says:

    Ya know, I don’t want to sound oversimplistic here, but you’re “opinion” is pretty much at odds with everything that I have read on every single news site, including the Republican sites. Like David Letterman once said to Bill O’Reilly, “I’m not smart enough to debate you point to point on this, but I have the feeling that about 60% of what you say is crap!”

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    Well, at least you acknowledge that you’re not smart.

    I don’t just give you an “opinion,” Mark. I back it up with FACTS. Do you see all those blue words? Click on them.

    If you’ve read so much that contradicts me, feel free to provide your documentation. Let’s see who’s telling the truth, and who is “at odds” with it.

    I will frankly never understand the warped psychology of people who come to an article filled with documentation – who have nothing but a bunch of frankly ignorant assertions – who feel free to try to undermine.

  3. Old-Timer GA Says:

    I hope you post this to give Mark the opportunity to quote Letterman on me too; it will be nice to have another word with him.

    The problem in the “financial crisis” is twofold as you and President Bush and John McCain have said on numerous occasions. One: greed, corruption and the excesses on Wall Street and two: greed and stupidity by the people who did business the Wall Street way. That’s it.

    The “derivatives of derivatives” [my words but it best describes the farce] are scam paper asset investments that, with packaging of mortgages, flies in the face of all common sense and only served the greed of the Wall Street crooks whilst giving them a virtual carte blanche to steal as much as they can as fast as they can. If you don’t stop that you have a crisis coming doesn’t matter who is President.

    If David Letterman were speaking to my good friend Mark he would have to increase that percentage very substantially, I would say make it 99% at the very least. On the other hand, for someone to quote David Letterman on Economics, well I dunno ’bout that one.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Old Timer,
    I would add this: had Democrats not mandated that GSEs like Fannie and Freddie make loans to low income earners and minorities who otherwise would never have qualified for a home loan, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

    Oh, wait, you said “stupidity.” I guess we can file what I said above into that category.

    If they made a toilet paper role filled with Letterman quotes, I would use it for its intended purpose. That’s about what Letterman’s views mean to me these days.

    Heck, I think I just struck my fortune: I could have toilet paper roles with Nancy Pelosi quotes, with Barack Obama quotes, and on and on…

  5. Old Tennessee Says:

    Let Mark address me with his sweeping Letterman nonsense too and I will give him a piece of my mind. Letterman is a comedian dealing in the sort of trash coming out of that sector of the media. I don’t even find the guy entertaining.

    And with the latest developments on the “financial crisis’’ as it has turned out over the last few days I agree with the Republicans who refused to be part of the Pelosi fiasco. If voters cannot see the difference they deserve Obama, and Pelosi and Harry Reid too.

    Maybe I am dumb and Mark may say I am, but I cannot see how you can protect people against their own excesses and greed. I look forward to Mark’s further Comments, and as Michael rightly suggests, let him produce his solutions in blue letters.

    Keep up the good work Michael.

  6. Michael Eden Says:

    I guess this election will be decided between people who go to bed in the evening in order to wake up early and go to work in the morning and people who stay up all night because they don’t have a sinking job because they are too lazy to work and want the government to force the people who DO work to take care of them.

    If I AM up at that hour, I read a book and learn something. I would never invest time in a waste like Letterman.

    Your last paragraph nails the reason why this type of bailout is a bad idea. Government needs to regulate (more now because liberals threw God out of the country and now businessmen are living in accordance with social Darwinism), and government needs to do something now that this mess has been created. But not like this.

    We need to take a deep breath, promise the American people that government will step in, and then take time to wisely act. When it comes to $700 billion, haste definitely makes waste.

  7. Old Geogi Says:

    Don’t forget the toilet rolls for “little Barney” if he sticks his “Republicans with hurt feelings” remark. Being a Dem one also never knows where else he gets his fingers dirty and I suggest maybe we hold a fundraiser to send him a supply.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    I’d be willing to front the whole bill for a one-way-ticket to North Korea, if he is subsequently barred from every entering the US again.

    Barney Frank at the bottom of the ocean would be a good start.

    Don’t even want to think about what’s on his fingers…

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