The Big O, in a rush to salvage Christmas in Hawaii, tossed the following over his shoulder as he was running for the chopper:
“Instead this has been a season of progress for the American people,” Obama said. “This has been the most productive post-election period we’ve had in decades, and it comes on the heels of the most productive two years that we’ve had in generations.”
What a crock. We have more budget busting legislation (Hey, I’m a fan of the 9/11 first responders and workers, but enough is enough) and a bad deal to keep tax rates from rising (mostly; as long as you don’t die soon). We did manage to kill the foolish
NIGHTMARE DREAM Act (at least for now). We have no real budget yet, months after it should have been finished.
The Senate, to no one’s surprise, approved another bad “arms reduction” treaty. Well, at least we’re so broke we can’t contemplate war in Europe any time soon. Who knows, maybe the Europeans will get worried and tend to their own defense for a change.
In what may be a surprise to many of you, the end of Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell doesn’t bother me. Last I checked, they bleed red too. But then again, I support women in combat if they can pass the same physical and mental tests as men.
We had a great chance to make a strong start on getting Washington under control, and it’s been wasted. While I can hope that the next Congress may do better, I have serious doubts. Until we flush out all of the old school politicians who are allegedly on our side, it’s going to be more of the “same ol’, same ol'”.
Remember, November is Coming. We have another 1/3 of the Senate and a lot of House members that need to leave. Get cracking.