Archive for September 23rd, 2010

The Pledge to America is a horrific flop.

Sep 23, 2010 in Clueless Conservatives, Deficit, Economy

I told ya for two years they were crazy and had no good policies. Somehow they got backed into providing specifics (*gasp*) and now that we can see them, we can safely laugh. The Republicans are charlatans, especially about the deficit, and the Pledge is a budget-buster, plain and simple.

Fortunately, it takes 60 votes to get anything done in the Senate nowadays, right? The Republicans taught us that. Whatever Democrats don’t like, we’ll filibuster, just like Republicans did. Until they want to disarm the filibuster, why should Democrats get beat over the head with a stick for two years and not pick up a stick to fight back with? Two years of pure Obstructionism, in its most concentrated form, has destroyed the normal expectations. We don’t have a fair partner in the Senate. Just Machiavellians.

So what part of the pledge can get past the 60 vote barrier and a presidential veto (presuming Obama doesn’t just cave into everything, a possibility)? I’m sure something truly popular could get 60 votes. After all, Democrats did it for Health Care.

Watch the folks over at CPST run into a brick wall on the Pledge here. It’s crickets right now after a brief volley, but perhaps the thread will draw some rightwinger martyrs ready to yammer about Obama being teh Commie.

-hw

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