Saturday, December 09, 2006
This is on townhall today:
In its last hours of GOP control, Congress passed a raft of bills big and small, most significantly a sweeping bill reviving expired tax breaks, extending trade benefits for developing countries and protecting doctors from a big cut in Medicare payments.Reviving tax breaks - good thing. Extending trade benefits - eh. Protecting Medicare - Might as well have had the Donks running the show on that one.
It's stuff like "protecting Medicare" that makes people vote for the Donks. Why vote Republican when you can get the same result from a Democrat?
Final adjournment followed after the House and Senate cleared away a bevy of other legislation, including bills reauthorizing health research programs at the National Institutes of Health and an overhaul of fisheries management.Again, nothing unique about Republicans on this. Again, might as well have Donks.
Now there are some good things in this article, the aforementioned tax breaks being one of them. There was enough backbone on domestic agencies that David Obey called it "a blatant admission of abject failure by the most useless Congress in modern times." Obey has no clue. Will somebody please ... PLEASE give this man a copy of the Constitution and hold a gun to his head as he reads it aloud from beginning to end? This bullshit has got to stop. Don't forget that this man's party is coming INTO power, not leaving.
Still, with Republicans largely voting in favor of the same socialism the Donks advocate, is it really any surprise that they're stepping aside? Seriously, if the minority favors the same stuff that the majority does, doesn't that make the minority just a bunch of de facto members of the majority?
I urge the Republican Party to delve deeply into the Constitution while serving in the minority. Be tough and loud about every single violation this congress commits. Resolve to never be like these socialist Democrats again, and deliver.
Then watch the voters come back, along with the gavel.