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Wishing They Never Woke the GOP Up

September 29th, 2008 Visited 1042 times, 1 so far today

dollar 4I’m sure that in a few days when the Democrats realize just what happened today they will wish they stayed in town back in September and talked about drilling rather than going home.

Why do I say that?  Because the seeds of what happened today were planted around Labor Day.  Until Labor Day, the Republicans were in disarray.  The Democrats had the momentum around Sen. Obama.  They had the lead in both houses of Congress.  They thought this was all sewn up.

The problem is, in an election year nothing is certain—which is what we saw today.

The Republicans saw in September that they could connect with people.  That they could inspire people and represent what regular people truly believed.  They knew that drilling was popular, and they played it for all it was worth.  When Pelosi and company came back, they had no choice—and that only made them bolder.

Now, when the government was seeking to take over the financial markets and plunge us further into socialism, the people responded and the Republicans listened.

There is no reason that the Democrats couldn’t pass this legislation if they wanted to.  They have the majority and they have a President that’s willing to sign on.  They did not have to have the Republicans.

Again, if this is “the right thing to do” they could have done it.  They could have been statesmen, and sacrificed their candidacy for what they believe is right.  But in the end they proved that their job is more important than what they believe—or that the problem isn’t as big as we’ve been lead to believe.

In either case, they’ve emboldened the Republicans, who can return to their constituents victorious, saying that they fought for you.

I wouldn’t want to be a Democrat this year—that’s for sure.

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  • Rachel says on: September 29, 2008 at 4:55 pm

     

    Except that what I heard (and I could be wrong), the drilling bill was shoddy workmanship anyway; that the Dems won’t allow drilling within 50 miles of coastline, which is where all the oil is. They basically signed it just to pacify the people when it won’t do much good.

    I am seriously, SERIOUSLY hoping the problem isn’t as big as everyone is making it out to be. As much as I hate the idea of a bailout, I hate the idea of a depression too. Why can’t the CEOs with their multi-million dollar severance packages contribute to some of this to lighten the burden on the American people?

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