Thursday, January 28, 2010

So the news is full of reports and images of Sam Alito mumbling "Not True" during the State of the Union address last night. He reacted in response to Obama's lambasting of the Supreme Court for their historic ruling last week that allows corporations unlimited power to contribute to campaigns. Ah, but was Alito responding to the President's dressing down, or to the portion of the speech that referred to foreign corporations?

Regardless, why are people up in arms about the lack of civil behavior in Congress? Joe ""You Lie!" Wilson wasn't proof enough of what congressional Republicans are all about? Get used to it. You know what the main difference between Democrats and Republicans are? There are two I'm concerned with tonight: 1) The Dem's #1 objective is to address the country's issues. The GOP's #1` objective is to screw the Democrats any which way. 2) The Republicans are much better at their #1 objective than the Democrats are at theirs. (Sure, the Democrats don't mind scraping the Republicans against it given the opportunity, and tending to the country is at least a high 2nd in priority for the GOP, but both objectives are still secondary.) And that's why we are where we are today, with the GOP returning to relevance in Washington both from their own gains and characteristic Democratic enabling. The one bright side? It's still 9 months till the midterms, and there is still plenty of time for the GOP to do themselves in by way of their own arrogance as they did in 06 and 08.

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