Democrats come to Jesus moment … now deficit hawks
Somehow I never saw this coming, but maybe I should have. But as you will see below the fold, I think on a state level some Democrats, faced with the reality of billions in deficits, really do get it. On the federal level, not so much.
We start with this report from CNN two days ago where Democrats like Andrew Cuomo and Gerry Brown demonstrate their new found religion … and with good reason.
Why even Juan Williams describes tackling the debt ceiling as a come to Jesus moment for the Democrats.
But when Nancy Pelosi tries present Democrats as “deficit hawks” and job creators, well now I am sorry, that stretches credulity, don’t ya think?
Jim Hoft at Gateway puts this little lie into perspective.
Jim, Found this poll almost impossible to vote. Although I did. I HAVE to trust Republicans or I would give up. I am in DeMint, Ryan and the freshman Republican"s corner. As for the post above, Pelosi=Hypocrisy. My prediction Webster will now use Pelosi as the definition for Hypocrisy.
I agree with what Lynn said. We have to trust Republicans, the alternate did just the opposite. Keep in mind, the Democrats just need to appear to be deficit hawks. It is, after all, their best intentions not their results that the media looks at. If the governors make an attempt and the legislatures reject it, they will come out on top.
Pelosi shall be written in history as the largest mistake any voter made. Her record and her quotes upon which she helped tear down our country with absolutely no clue as to her actions proves you can put before the people any wooden stump and the people will vote for it should it be dressed up in finery and called a democrat. If there is but one person that is responsible for the demise of the Democratic Party, Pelosi runs a good race to win along with Obama. They certainly make a fine pair of destruction.
Pelosi's (and the Democrat party's) so called "epiphany" is as artificial as her face. The new motto of the Democrat party should be "say anything", because it is effectively what they do.
Graph our economy and you will see that its decline started in 2007, coincidentally when this harpy took control of the Speaker's gavel. It only got worse under Øbama, being unrestrained by a presidential veto or an understanding of economics.
5% pay cut and a pay freeze, what else you got there Cuomo. Ok your wife is pretty hot, but what else you got. Brown is even less specific. This is lip service. Lets see what these guys have really got when it's time to red pen these budgets in a real way.
Pelosi, well it sounds crass (and it is) but the best words to describe her are "arrogant asshole." I can not think of 2 better words to describe her and when the description fits so perfectly it is almost not even vulgar.
Now we are just waiting for the REAL deficit "reducers", who just got control of the House, to make it happen.
I'm trying to come up with something witty but I can't stop laughing from Erik's post. So, I'll just say, "ditto".
Perhaps A.A. (as Erik refers to Ms. Nazi Nanci) took a page from Chris Murphy's recent successfull re-election campaign and decided to up her approval rating from 12% into the upper teens by hoping that nobody noticed her filthy lies and distortions of reality. Perhaps one of the national television alphabet stations will come up with a reality show….."Top Nancy"……In the mean time, we can only hope that some obscure Death Panel union slob worker will mistake her health records as a wart and excise it with a red pill – blue pill cocktail and bury their mistake at sea. Nah, we just had Christmas. We will just have to wait unitl next Christmas.
Where is the congressman who yelled liar to the "Chosen One" when the Botox Lady was speaking?
I'd rather they all had a "Come to Hayek" moment. The left has driven us far down the road to serfdom. The reality of changing our trajectory will be painful, but like s root canal, necessary.
Not surprised by this BIG TURNAROUND by a number of Democratic and elected Governors, including Governor Dan Malloy. THEY KNOW that they must get this enconomic mess on the states levels by the horns, if they DO NOT want to become the NEW FACES of possible defeat down the road, just as former USA Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has become for the defeated USA House Democrats.
PS: Opps, forgot to BOLD the words BIG TURNAROUND.
It is the cost of government, not the cost of doing business, that has driven our towns, states and nation to the brink of impending financial insolvency. The cost of maintaining huge numbers of managers, administrators, apparatchik, each with their individual assistants, support staffs, offices and attending technologies, and benefits can no longer be borne. These have combined to have placed the cost of government into the realm of the absurd.
Many would argue that we can't be without it; I argue that we can't afford our present extensive government. Government cannot continue to be everything to all people. The answer is there certainly to "downsize" but, that alone will not rescue us from our and our predecessor's extravagances. No one wants to give-up his or her benefits or entitlements. Soon even those will become moot.
Answers? Entire political movements to the individual ego will have to be supplanted with a collective effort to defeat this common enemy; the debt and our profligate spending will have to be thus viewed. To defeat our common enemy we will have to repudiate our national narcissistic "gimme" mentality. An effort no less titanic than unconditionally defeating our foes during the Second World War will have to be directed at escaping our looming financial demise. Nothing less will even begin to suffice. It is a bitter pill that will have to be swallowed.
Bureaucracy in all all of its guises will have to be abolished.
There has to be a better way.
It isn't so much what the new Congress can do, it is what it must undo to fix the country…