Good Monday For Democrats
This week of political donkey-and-elephant shows is off to a rousing start. Democrats have been saving some nice tricks for this week, as on Thursday the whole politically-minded elite is holding its breath for (fanfare) The Health Care Summit. Today Obama dropped the Health Care Plan he wants to pass, and made it clear it doesn’t need Republican support, so if Republicans filibuster the Democrats will use reconciliation. If you were paying close attention, you were told this last year, in April, when the President’s budget was passed. Joe Lieberman is pressing repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Dennis Kucinich wants to lower the retirement age for six months to 60, to get those people out of the workforce thus creating an estimated one million jobs. Obama is on the road selling the reforms he wants. Complicated policy debates of the last year are being articulated by our President in stump speeches to explain what has been accomplished. And the new face of the Republican Party, Glenn Beck, went batshit crazy about “progressives” all night at CPAC, even bashing Teddy Roosevelt for his “socialist utopia.” Well now it’s all out there, isn’t it: America has Presidents of different ideologies, and they do what they think is best. Reagan, Bush and Bush Junior destroyed our economy and left us jobless. Clinton balanced the budget and Obama is going to reform the health care system. Happy Monday.