By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)
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Dana Milbank over at The Washington Post has some fun with the Democrats in general and in particular with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland.) Truth is, Milbank is/was not the only reporter to cite small accomplishments at Hoyer and other Democratic Congress members as seen with the following:
They still have their largest majority in decades, but the Democrats have succumbed to paralysis in the closing days of the legislative session. Congress has yet to pass a budget or a single one of the annual spending bills. Plans to spur the economy with tax cuts await action. Senate Democrats, faced with a GOP filibuster, have now punted on immigration reform and repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military. Meanwhile, House Democrats have so little on their schedule that their first vote of the week is coming at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, when Americans are most of the way through their workweeks.
Naming federal buildings in Florida and post offices elsewhere seems to occupy a lot of the House’s time while they wait, hope or expect something else to come along. At least, it seems so:
“Your schedule,” Linda Scott of PBS remarked to Hoyer at Tuesday morning’s meeting, “looks pretty light.” She asked whether Democrats are “telling you they need to be back home, rather than naming post offices?”
“We always name post offices,” Hoyer replied with irritation. “It’s a worthwhile endeavor to do that, and people really do appreciate it, particularly when it’s their name and their community.”
The Democrats are unable to rally themselves around tax cuts for millions of Americans, and their leader is defending . . . postal namings. In fairness, they’re not just talking about post offices: They’re also talking about flags. “On the floor we’ll have the All-American Flag Act,” announced Hoyer.
Milbank slips into light to medium praise for the Democrats, citing a few accomplishments, but then he is quick to point out they can’t seem to drag their sacks of laws along with them while they are fearful of talking a lot about what they did “accomplish.” Probably, due to the likelihood the majority of Americans were not overly supportive of much that was laid on the them.
The Democrats, have a lot to ponder as they travel (scatter?) across the nation to piece their excuses and shortcomings together, hoping for another bite of apple pie, support of those at home and at least some approval of “Mom.” Interesting stuff, this is.
Access the rest of Milbank’s piece, but before you do steel yourself for some more silly, senseless and humorous stuff from Hoyer ( intentional or not.) Click here for the rest.
- How Bad Is It For The Democrats? This Bad! (riehlworldview.com)
- Hoyer Won’t Adjourn House This Week (blogs.abcnews.com)
- Hoyer: House hoping to wrap up for the fall next week (thehill.com)
- GOP freshmen try to woo Hoyer (politico.com)
- Hoyer: House will stay next week (politico.com)