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Liberalism is a Mental Disorder (AKA Politics Suck)

A blog dedicated to holding our politicians accountable to We The People.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

So here we are.......

We have new leadership in the house and senate, and do you think we could hope for something to get done? NAH

My comments are in bold

From Breitbart

PLEASE remember...this is what YOU voted for America!

Democrats Pledge Array of Investigations
Nov 26 12:47 PM US/Eastern
By KEVIN FREKING
Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON

The incoming chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is promising an array of oversight investigations that could provoke sharp disagreement with Republicans and the White House.

Oversight - translation..investigations and waste of resources

Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., pledged that Democrats, swept to power in the Nov. 7 elections, would govern "in the middle" next year. But the veteran lawmaker has a reputation as one who has never avoided a fight and he did not back away from that reputation on Sunday.

In the middle? Um....yeah...not possible with the dhimmicraps

Among the investigations he said he wants the committee to undertake:

_The new Medicare drug benefit. "There are lots and lots and lots of scandals," he said, without citing specifics.

Nor will he EVER be able to cite specifics...the dhimmicraps work on half-truths and rumors, that if repeated often enough, become truth and fact in Joe Voters mind

_Spending on government contractors in Iraq, including Halliburton Co., the Texas-based oil services conglomerate once led by Vice President Dick Cheney.

You mean the one President Clinton signed on in 1994?

_An energy task force overseen by Cheney. It "was carefully cooked to provide only participation by oil companies and energy companies," Dingell said.

Um...those are the ones who would know the most about it doofus!

_A review of food and drug safety, particularly in the area of nutritional supplements.

Blah blah blah...it never changes

Meanwhile, the incoming chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee said his committee would not take on contentious issues, such as extending expiring tax cuts or overhauling Social Security, at the beginning of the year. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Democrats do not want a fight with President Bush and want to prove they can govern.

And YET...their first item on the agenda is investigations...tell me about hypocrisy again you draft calling buffoon!

"The first thing we're going to do is try to work together on things we know we can accomplish," Rangel said. "Rather than have the committee against the president, it's not going to happen," Rangel said.

I will believe it when I see it.

Rep. Barney Frank, set to lead the House Financial Services Committee, said issues such as raising the minimum wage will be popular, even thought the idea has been identified with liberals.

"In my own committee, the biggest difference you're going to see is we're going to return to try to help deal with the housing crisis that blights so many parts of our country socially and economically," said Frank, D-Mass.

Translation - More government welfare programs

Frank, who in 1987 became the first member of Congress to voluntarily make his homosexuality public, also said he wants to modify the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The current policy prohibits officials from inquiring about the sex lives of service members and requires discharges of those who openly acknowledge being gay.

"One of things I do want to address, yes, is discrimination based on sexual orientation," Frank said.

"In fact, what we have is a shortfall in the military. I think when you have people being fired who can read Arabic and understand Arabic, because of what they do when they're off duty, that that's a grave error. But that's not what we're going to begin with."

Um...when people signed up for the military, they knew that homosexuality is frowned upon...so how is that a grave error on the part of leadership? I signed on to my company knowing that stealing is frowned upon...does that mean I can take what I want and question their motives and policies when I am fired?

A report in 2005 by the investigative arm of Congress estimated it cost the Pentagon nearly $200 million to recruit and train replacements for the nearly 9,500 troops that had to leave the military because of the policy. The losses included hundreds of highly skilled troops, including translators, between 1994 through 2003.

Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, who will become the Senate's second- ranking GOP leader, said Republicans still have enough clout to block legislation "if it's really bad, not in the country's best interest." But he also said he wanted to find areas where the two sides can compromise.

"The people, I think, sent us a message. I think we've got it," Lott said. "We're going to be working hard together."

The lawmakers appeared on "Fox News Sunday."

The message sent to Republicans...you hairless monkey...is that we are tired of the growth of government that you have created. We are tired of the crap that gets pulled in the name of politics, and we are tired of you not listening to us. OBVIOUSLY you still didnt get the message.

I need a beer

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