Here we go again. The House has decided to put aside contempt charges against Bolton and Miers. Why? Politico tells us:
In the midst of Bipartisan talks?
Senior Democrats have decided that holding a controversial vote on the contempt citations, which have already been approved by the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, would “step on their message” of bipartisan unity in the midst of the stimulus package talks.
[...] “Right now, we’re focused on working in a bipartisan fashion on [the] stimulus,” said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), indicating that the contempt vote is not expected for weeks, depending on how quickly the stimulus package moves.
Brendan Daly, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said “no decision has been made” as to when a criminal contempt vote would be held by the House.
Don't these dems understand that no stimulous package in the world will help the problem going on in this country? None. Don't they get the fact that $800 dollars isn't going to make anything better? Money cannot buy security or
Don't they get the fact that this country is in a depression? It is a depression caused by this administration, its failed policies, its lies, its deceptions, its constant pandering to corporate interests, to corporate tax breaks, to cronyism, to deregulation... the list can go on.
What the house must do is go forward on 2 tracks (or three of four or five). They absolutely must
stop taking things off the table because they cannot deal with crises on multiple levels - it's called multitasking. Every American worker is asked to do more and more of it every day, and the house needs to start doing a better job of it. And if they can't do that, then Nancy Pelosi should step down as speaker of the house.
So many dems HAVE done, and continue to do, great work up on the hill. Dennis Kucinich, Henry Waxman, Robert Wexler and John Conyers come immediatley to mind. On the senate side, We have Russ Feingold, Jim Webb and Christopher Dodd, who by the way, has said he will renew his filibuster regarding the telecom bill.
Those are just the ones that come to mind right off the bat. There are so many others.
Nancy Pelosi is in over her head; she is obstructing the work we sent dems to Washington to do. Her desire for bipartisanship had Impeachment taken off the table, and now contempt charges as well. The War still goes forward, with no plans in sight to stop the funding. She allows herself to be bullied by the Bush Republicans and always seems to concede to them instead of listening and working for to all the Americans who cry out every day for justice. Yes, instead of letting that happen,or taking proactive steps to MAKE it happen, she steps in the way. It is time for her to start listening to the people or step down from her position as Madam Speaker.
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