Social Niceties

In the wake of Tuesday’s midterm results, there has been a great deal of talk about “cooperation” between the parties.  Harry Reid himself making reference to his friendship with Mitch McConnell and how the two parties need to work together, especially now that Reid and the Democrats fortunes in the Senate are waning.

Of course, this comity was short-lived.

“Republicans must take their responsibility to solve the problems of ordinary Americans,” Reid said. “Simply saying ‘no,’ as we’ve had this past Congress … won’t bring jobs back. It won’t strengthen the economy, and it won’t help families who are struggling to make ends meet. ‘No’ is not the answer. It has to be ‘yes.’ Not our ‘yes,’ but a combined ‘yes,’ something we work out — a consensus ‘yes.’”

“Playing to a draw in the United States Senate for political score is not acceptable to the American people,” added Durbin. “We need to work together. The Senate will be the crucible for some of the most important issues of our day.”

Specifically, Schumer said the 112th Congress will “focus on the middle class like a laser,” and he expects, as per tradition, Republicans will insist on tax cuts and Democrats will defend spending on infrastructure. However, Schumer also acknowledged Democrats “don’t have the monopoly on knowledge.”

Between you and me, the last time the Democrats in DC “focused like a laser” jobs or the economy, we ended up with the current healthcare boondoggle and nearly 10% unemployment.  Here’s hoping they don’t look so hard as they did last time — not sure we could survive too much more of this sort of help.

4 replies
  1. Odonna
    Odonna says:

    Now they want a "consensus yes".  Where was this attitude during the last couple of years? 

    I think the real question is will the Democrats become the Party of "No" as Republicans try to implement common sense solutions that actually work in the real world, and are in accordance with the Constitution? 

    Tax cuts plus more spending is a prescription for continued huge deficits.  Without painful spending cuts (painful to the political vultures and those dependent on Uncle Sam) we're still going in a very wrong direction.

  2. TomL
    TomL says:

    It's amazing what happens after you've been b***ch slapped. Do the progressives think anybody is going to believe their lies. HELL NO!! Come 2012 it will be time to clear more dead wood out from both parties.

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    In order to get us out of the Øbama economic quagmire, the Republicans will have to be as bareknuckle tough as the Democrats were for the past four years.  No "power sharing", no playing nice.  The voters did not sweep them into office to lie on their backs like threatened puppies.

     

    They have to correct the ineptitude, unconstitutionality and corruption that the Democrats have been using as a playbook for the last four years.

     

    And this time, it really is a rush!

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