Marching in a Straight Line

28 Sep

Maher gets it right sometimes, and in this one he’s dead on –

Maher is beginning to tap into the rising tide of frustration with the inability of Congress and President Obama to get things done. Eight months into this Presidency, a lot of time, good will, and effort has been squandered.

If the Democrat Party were operated like a well run corporation, right about now, the entire contingent of elected Democrat officials in the House and Senate would be locked into one of those large conference rooms at the Hermitage for a “Come to Jesus” meeting…

And wouldn’t be let out until there was complete agreement on accomplishing a list of 5 objectives in the following 7 days.

And no – you don’t serve coffee, tea, or those cute little canapes until it’s done.


Posted by on September 28, 2009 in Stupid Democrat Tricks


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6 responses to “Marching in a Straight Line

  1. tafaraji

    September 28, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    If the Democrat Party were operated like a well run corporation, right about now,

    Unfortunately, it isn’t. Nor do I put any weight into the cajoling of Bill Maher. Bill Maher plays to angst of progressives who smell right-wing blood. As do I, but I keep my expectations based in reality.

    This article speaks for me:

    I’m not in that camp. I wasn’t under the impression that Obama was going to somehow circumvent the political process in Washington. I didn’t think he was going to end the game; I thought he was going to play it differently… and better.
    And largely, it’s clear he has. On policy alone, for those who ask, “Where’s the change?” I’d remind you that the stimulus bill alone has over $60 billion in renewable energy investments, that the equal pay act is now law, that federal restrictions on stem cells are over, that Obama delivered on the middle class tax cut he promised, and that the White House has tighter ethics rules and broader transparency than any previous administration. Let’s not forget that, like he promised, Obama is withdrawing forces from Iraq, his justice department has initiated a torture probe and the DEA has been ordered to stop raiding medical marijuana dispensaries. He’s meeting the Afghanistan question with a critical skepticism and the kind of commitment to clear strategic goals that any anti-war Democrat should appreciate. On September 23rd at the United Nations, he said, “On my first day in office, I prohibited — without exception or equivocation — the use of torture by the United States of America.” He did that too.
    Oh, and by Thanksgiving he will almost surely sign a health care bill, the details of which are still unclear, but the outcome of which will almost certainly be the closest we’ve ever come to achieving universal health care. Those who are frustrated with him are forgetting that it wasn’t a public option Obama had promised to bring to the country, it was universal health care. A promise broken by every other Democratic president will be fulfilled by Obama by the end of his first year in office. Where’s the change? It’s absolutely everywhere.

    Read more at:


  2. btx3

    September 28, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    The “success” of Obama’s Administration will be counted by one or two major initiatives. The Health Care Reform initiative is his signature accomplishment – regardless of what he does the next 7 years in office.

    Second, the stupefying number of things which need to be done after 8 years of the Bushits and conservatives screwing the country into the ground needs one hell of a lot of focus, and concerted take no prisoners effort to make happen. The country isn’t going to dig itself out of the economic crapper, until some of those things are put in place.

    This IS a war. It is a war against a broken system created by the mendacity and mediocrity of the right, often aided an abetted by Democrats.


  3. tafaraji

    September 28, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    often aided an abetted by Democrats

    So true, with these types of improprieties:

    Politico reports that New York Sen. Chuck Schumer raised $1.65 million in contributions from the financial services industry — nearly twice the amount of any other senator.
    Data from the Center for Responsive Politics shows that despite scaling back contributions after last year’s financial collapse, Wall Street firms are still investing in the Senate. Of the $10.6 million the industry gave to sitting senators this year, more than $7.7 million has gone to Democrats, defying the traditional notion that Republicans benefit most from Wall Street contributions

    Read more at:>


    • btx3

      September 28, 2009 at 3:57 PM

      Yep – there is still plenty of pay for play going on up there on the Hill.


  4. brotherbrown

    September 28, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    To borrow from the famous football coach Dennis Green, “Obama is who I who I thought he was,” and I so appreciate an intellectual president.

    I am beginning to get concerned about whackos. Not for Obama, I think he is safe. I mean for the rest of us.



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