17 August 2009

Quote for the day

"There are 60 votes for cloture in the Senate – at least there should be unless any Democrat is stupid enough to filibuster health care reform for Christ’s sake, and there has got to be at least 51 Dems with the guts to do this thing, or why bother? In the House the margins are even better, with 40 votes of wiggle room for Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer. GET IT DONE.....This is not 1992, where a President with less than 50% of the vote won on a moderate platform with very little wiggle room to work with in the congress. Obama won by almost 7%, with more than double the electoral votes of his opponent. His party enjoys considerable majorities in both houses of congress. That is not a mandate to go play pattycake with John Boehner. It's a mandate to get serious stuff done."

2 Comments:

Blogger by Michael Boh said...

I completely agree Infidel. The Democrats need to get off their chicken-shit asses and go for broke on this one. If we lose, we can try again. Still, we need to try to FIX health care - the right way.

17 August, 2009 11:57  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

That is not a mandate to go play pattycake with John Boehner. It's a mandate to get serious stuff done.

Exactly, Infidel. But there has to be a will to get it done -- and that, I'm afraid, is missing from the top of our Democratic leadership.

18 August, 2009 12:38  

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