Little did Fox know that he wasn’t the only one who held that philosophical view. As a matter of fact, of late, that Foxtonian pronouncement seems to be employed quite a bit by politicians who have apparently come to believe that they have little accountability for what they say and do.
Take for instance California Democrat Congressman Pete Stark who was just using the same old Democrat hyperbole that has become a Democrat tactic against the war and President Bush for the last 6 years when he said:
"You don't have money to fund the war or children," Stark said on the House floor. "But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."(See video below)
Truth is Democrats have been saying this kind of nasty stuff about the President for a long, long time (that’s why Stark did it) why all the fuss about it now? 89% disapproval ratings in the polls and a new Democrat publicity campaign to boost Congress’ image that’s why all the fuss. A Democrat lead Congress has nothing to show for their promises to end the war in Iraq, the reason why the American people elected them the majority in Congress, but broken promises and lies.
Democrats would now have you believe that they didn’t know how the Senate and the House worked. They didn’t know that they couldn’t just ride into Washington with guns a blazin’ and demand that “ol’ Black Bart” George W. Bush end the war with their bright shiny new “Majority in Congress” badges. Democrats didn’t end the war as promised; no instead they funded the war several times a war which they voted the President authority for ! (Which makes it a legal war because Congress give authority for this war Rep. Stark)
Listening to Democrats now they didn’t know that the Senate was controlled by the minority and they didn’t know that without building bipartisanship nothing could get done even though Democrats spent the last 12 years in the minority blocking everything the Republicans attempted to do.
Nancy Pelosi didn’t know that a slim majority in the House wouldn’t allow her to push forward all the promised Democratic agenda items.
She didn’t know? (Sounds a lot like Iraq intelligence) Does she honest expect you to believe that? Do you honestly believe that Pelosi didn’t know after 12 years of being in the minority how the House worked? And then all of those insulting promises made to the America people just to get Democrats elected:
Pelosi vowed that five-day workweeks would be a hallmark of a harder-working Democratic majority. So far, the House has logged only one. Lawmakers plan to clock three days this week.As for the Americans who think that Democrat’s promises to end the war should be kept Congresswoman Pelosi says:
The speaker has denied Republicans a vote on their proposals during congressional debates -- a tactic she previously declared oppressive and promised to end. Pelosi has opened the floor to a Republican alternative just once.
Pelosi set a high standard for herself when she pledged to make this "the most ethical Congress in history" [instead] [s]he put Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who had $90,000 in alleged bribe money in his freezer, on the Homeland Security Committee. And The Washington Post reported during the weekend that she is helping chairmen raise money from donors with business before their committees.
Activists who want to target congressional Democrats for lack of action on the war are misguided, the speaker argued. "I think it is a waste of time for them to go after Democratic members.What? No you didn’t Ms. Speaker, Democrats promised unequivocally that if they were elected the majority in Congress they would end the war according to anti-war activist Tina Richards.
They ought to just persuade Republican members who are representing areas that are opposed to the war," she said. "We said we would change the debate; we would fight to end the war. We never said we had the veto pen or the signature pen."
I attended the MoveOn.org rally on Tuesday night where Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid discussed how they were going to "end the war" and "bring our troops home" with the Levin-Reed Amendment.Then when Senator Reid was asked directly about ending the war he danced around like he was a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars": (See below)
When I asked if they meant all the troops, I was quickly told to, "shut up" and muscled aside by security. A fellow Marine Mom was treated in much the same manner and we couldn't get over how much like the Republicans the "Anti-Escalation" folks were acting.
You knew full well how the Congress operated when you made those promises Senator Reid and Congresswomen Pelosi the fact that you now can’t deliver on your promises is indicative of a lying and incompetence Democrat controlled Congress that said what it needed to say just to get elected. And don’t farther insult the people who elected you by telling them to go and persuade GOP lawmakers to end the war, that’s your job! That is why you were elected to the majority in Congress.
This is one insular isolated place where I agree with Cindy Sheehan, if Americans want change in our government the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid must be extricated from the hallowed halls of Congress and replaced by good Americans who place the well-being of this nation over games of political gotcha and pandering to radical hate groups like moveon.org.
Rep. Stark is only the first Democrat from which we should hear the apology, “I’m sorry for what I said.” In the pass eight years Democrats have said a lot about the war and the President some true but mostly political hyperbole meant to hurt and harm the presidency, the war effort and to get Democrats elected to office.
If you didn’t know now you know. Democrats will not have the same impunity that they enjoyed in 2006 where they skillful made all Republicans liars and corrupt and Democrats agents of change even though they were apart of the same culture of corruption in the House and the Senate.
We now know that both Parties live with in that same culture Ms. Pelosi!