Archive for February 2009
You looked all over, and the best guy you could find to administer the “stimulus” was… Joe Biden?
I think I was right when I said that Obama makes his appointments by who he sees out his window and on CNN.
Remember that campaign promise for transparency, and how Obama was going to give everyone five days to review a bill before he signed it? He’s 0 for 3. Everything that Obama says has an expiration date on it no matter how small and insignificant. Even if it is as simple as not doing anything for a few days.
I believe this sort of thing happens all the time. Anyone who has spent much time around a courthouse will, if he’s behing honest, tell you the same. Cops lie and secure convictions based on false testimony all the time. It’s just that they’re not often caught.
Yup. I only work on civil cases, but I can tell you, as soon as I hear “police officer” I hear “liar.”
“Genuine bipartisanship assumes an honest process of give-and-take, and that the quality of the compromise is measured by how well it serves some agreed-upon goal, whether better schools or lower deficits. This in turn assumes that the majority will be constrained — by an exacting press corps and ultimately an informed electorate — to negotiate in good faith.
“If these conditions do not hold — if nobody outside Washington is really paying attention to the substance of the bill, if the true costs . . . are buried in phony accounting and understated by a trillion dollars or so — the majority party can begin every negotiation by asking for 100% of what it wants, go on to concede 10%, and then accuse any member of the minority party who fails to support this ‘compromise’ of being ‘obstructionist.’
“For the minority party in such circumstances, ‘bipartisanship’ comes to mean getting chronically steamrolled, although individual senators may enjoy certain political rewards by consistently going along with the majority and hence gaining a reputation for being ‘moderate’ or ‘centrist.’“