Thursday, February 03, 2005


Democratic Response New Level of Partisan Hackery

Democrats Give a 'No' to privatized As if Nancy Pelosi was not a hateful and negative enough person, her "No" sermon (Democratic Response) was just more liberal whining. Any second grader could have written their response, it just would have been easier to understand phrased as "nu-uh", "fraid not", and "I know you are but what am I".

Keeping with the recent tradition of loudly protesting every time the President opens his mouth (usually before he has said anything), the group shouted "No" when Bush mentioned the Social Security system is heading for bankruptcy. They also yelled out when he mentioned privatizing a small part of younger workers Social Security withholding.

Congressional Democrats cried "No!" each time Bush said that the Social Security
system was bankrupt. They sat stonily when he suggested allowing younger workers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.
The saddest thing is that this is the strategy which lost them the presidential race and legislative seats: go negative and oppose anything Bush says. I swear, if Bush came out on the side of dogs, the dems would immediately become cat people. So what are they really opposing. Bush proposed last night that no change would occur in the current system if you were 55 or older. For younger people, personal retirement accounts would be slowly phased in over years and max out at 4% (yes, a whopping 4%) of your total Social Security withholding. So the democrats are against you keeping more of your own money to fund your own retirement. Apparently they also think that Social Security is doing fine. I wonder when they think we should fix Social Security - wait until 2020, 2040??? The amazing thing about Bush's proposal is that it is completely opposite of most legislative work in that it tries to fix a problem which has not yet reached catastrophic level (but will) and does so slowly, over time so as not to adversely affect many people tomorrow.

Finally, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas - who has never ending uninformed and ignorant comments (and living in TX for the last year I've heard them all) brings up an exit strategy:

"I believe we need to begin to talk about an exit strategy, and I didn't hear
that tonight," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas.
As I've posted before and Bush plainly said last night, artificial dates for an exit strategy do not allow for real time adjustment based on events "on the ground" and simply give terrorist and murderers a reason to wait us out then begin all over again. This Democratic talking point is a dead horse and they need to figure that out before the mid term elections or they will all be labeled as anti-military and loose all over again.

Finally, to add on the negative nellying, here are some of the other particularly partisan and meaningless quotes:

"I had no idea W stood for Wall Street," said Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter of
New York.
(Did you stay up all night thinking of that one?)
Sen. Charles
Schumer, also of New York, declared: "We will not allow the president to play
retirement roulette and turn Social Security into social insecurity." (Scare
tactics - always a dem favorite)
And Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California
said: "When it came to specifics of a domestic program, they just weren't
there."(Try listening next time - every camera shot of Feinstein was her talking
to the person she was seated next to)

Rep. John D. Dingell of Michigan said
that Bush's Social Security proposal reminded him of "that New Coke from the
1980s — the name on the can was the same, but nobody could stomach what was
inside." (must have pulled the all nighter with McIntosh)

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