Swarm on WaPo
You know, I just realized why this WATB article in the WaPo sucks so much (registration req'd). Ha ha! You're not invited to any of the fun parties! The Heathers are sooooo upset they have to go to the loser Party parties this season! Truly, that what this reminds me of. But let me give you "fair use" selection, and then follow down the page for some truly inspirational reader comments.
THE NEW Democratic House majority has an ambitious plan for its first 100 hours in power, from increasing the minimum wage to strengthening ethics rules to having the federal government negotiate prescription drug prices. Unfortunately, its plans don't include getting those provisions passed in the democratic fashion that the Democrats promised to adhere to once in the majority. When Republicans took over in 1995, they at least went through the motions of putting their "Contract With America" proposals through the normal committee process. Democrats under Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have decided not to bother with that, nor to let Republicans offer amendments on the floor, nor even to put a GOP alternative up for a vote. This is exactly the kind of high-handed mistreatment that Democrats complained about, justifiably, when they were in the minority.
Blah blah, it goes on for two whining pages, "Nancy is so mean!" and "But what about my needs" etc. Like me, it seems the majority of readers
aren't buying it:
The Republicans invented one-party Congressional rule, they totally screwed up when they had power, and now that theyre out theyve pledged to disrupt and attempt to embarrass the Democrats as much as possible. So let them have their own medicine, its their own fault they are not trustworthy governing partners.
By bushsucks | Jan 3, 2007 12:27:59 AM | Request Removal
And of course it is no surprise to see this Republican editorial page start to whine about how mean and unfair the Democrats are, one day into the legislative session. I dont recall this page coming to the Democrats aid when they were being frozen out of power by the incompetent Republicans.
By bushsucks | Jan 3, 2007 12:29:48 AM | Request Removal
Nobody yet trusts the Republicans to put any honest effort into contributing to good government, rather than just trying to throw a spanner into the gears. The way they swaggered and boasted about the lack of need to consult the Democrats when they held unbreakable power, and their expressed intention to continue doing so if the people would only let them, remain too fresh in memory. They*ve barely spent five minutes in the woodshed - has the whuppin* been forgotten already?
By marknesop | Jan 3, 2007 12:47:39 AM | Request Removal
Now even WaPo is a big crybaby. HA! No returning Republican in Congress has ben fair to the Democrats or to WE THE PEOPLE, so why should the Democrats allow a minority input? Shutting them out IS the fair thing to do. The Republicans got what they deserved, so stop whining about it WaPo and deal with it.
By kevinschmidt | Jan 3, 2007 12:53:05 AM | Request Removal
Give me one good reason why the Dems should involve the GOP in the decision-making process theyre not exactly buff with ideas... unless you count corruption, manifest destiny, cradle robbing, abolishment of the constitution and majority civil rights, yadda, yadda, yadda...
By thetroubleboys | Jan 3, 2007 1:02:35 AM | Request Removal
I knew the WaPo and other republican organs will make it difficult for the Democrats to govern and deliver for the people who elected them but you will fail because the people support their agenda. Please check recent polls not your own.
By Lwamugira | Jan 3, 2007 1:03:50 AM | Request Removal
I knew the WaPo and other republican organs will make it difficult for the Democrats to govern and deliver for the people who elected them but you will fail because the people support their agenda. Please check recent polls. Not your own.
By Lwamugira | Jan 3, 2007 1:05:51 AM | Request Removal
WaPo Editorial page: To echo an earlier comment - did this page take the Republicans to task when they completely shut the Democrats out of all Legislative power?-------Whats that? You never wrote even ONE editrial suggesting that the Repubs should play nice with the Dems? --------In that case - now that the shoe is on the other foot - it probably behooves you to shut up about the subject. ------Or, as I suggeted elsewhere, at least be forthcoming about your journalistic bias, by calling yourself the Fox News Washington Post - and giving a proper byline to whichever GOP operative actually WRITES the propaganda pieces you publish as Washington Post editorials.
By mldostert | Jan 3, 2007 1:33:12 AM | Request Removal
The Democrats announced their First 100 Hours agenda before the election, and they intend to follow through. If they fail to fulfill their promises--especially in regard to matters of Congressional ethics, relationship with lobbyists, and earmarks--citizen Democrats will be the first to hold them accountable. After years of shutting out the opposition with Draconian rules, the Republicans now have to prove they can operate in a spirit of collegial bipartisanship. Until they do, it is realistic to assume their intention is less to cooperate than to obstruct.
By lynn | Jan 3, 2007 1:52:34 AM | Request Removal
The question is how much should the Democratic Congress turn the other cheek. After all the underhanded tricks played by the Republicans over the past 12 years to marginalize and degrade the Democrats, it seems to me that one, the Republicans have the burden to prove they will work with the majority, and two, it does not hurt for the Republicans to receive a little of what they sowed.
By whoislike | Jan 3, 2007 1:53:01 AM | Request Removal
Oh boo, oh hoo, the invisible editors of the Washington Post are upset that their little pals down in WingNutVille do not get their customary place at the head of the pig-trough. Whatever will they do, how will they live in luxury without their pork??? Poor, poor, WaPo editors, they might have to actually go out and work for a living...if they can find anyone with low enough standards to hire them.
By munkle | Jan 3, 2007 1:54:49 AM | Request Removal
Oh boy, too precious Post. Where have you been on this issue say, oh I dont know, the last 6 years?
By mikecounty | Jan 3, 2007 1:57:54 AM | Request Removal
Turnabout is fair play. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. What goes around comes around. Karma bites. Pick your trite saying, they all apply. When Republicans were shoving one bad policy after another down the Democrats throats they thought that was an excellent system. Now that the Democrats have a chance to advance decent legislation why exactly should they include the Republicans? Heres hoping Pelosi sticks it to them good, and long, and hard, so we can hear them whimper and squeal all session long.
By andyhood | Jan 3, 2007 1:59:04 AM | Request Removal
SCUSE me?! The voting public made it crystal clear that their primary gripe with Congress was that it was ignoring the issues that matter to the average citizens, and the Democrats have promised to address those issues and have set up an agenda to do just that. But now they should stand back and allow that agenda dealing with the issues that WE care about to be deliberately sabotaged - and all in the name of some sort of alleged fairness to the very party that the voters DECISIVELY rejected in the midterms? I dont THINK so!
By jlharmon | Jan 3, 2007 2:18:06 AM | Request Removal
It would be nice if the person who wrote this pulled their head out of their butt. The fact is all of these issues were discussed and debated by the previous, Republican controlled Congress. And thats all that happened. All talk and no action. The American people are fed up with that policy as they demonstrated during the election. Rhe writer indicated there were new proposals. Which ones are new? None that I can see. The fact is that the time for debate is over. Lets vote!
By fw1231 | Jan 3, 2007 3:21:43 AM | Request Removal
What a hilarious editorial.
By shangrilalad | Jan 3, 2007 3:45:38 AM | Request Removal
Cmon WaPo, have the guts to put the author*s name on this junk. Or are you just pineing away for the YEARS of Denny_the majority of the majority_tub of goo Hastert. Btw, when is Denny*s sex scandal going to jump up and bite him?
By billgk | Jan 3, 2007 3:47:35 AM | Request Removal
Some weeks ago, the ill-suited WaPo headline: ,,Bush Supports Democrats, Minimum Wage Hike Plan,, was followed by an article that made clear he did nothing of the sort. By proposing to amend business tax cuts he ensures our govt will go even further into debt than hes already taken it. Business tax cuts mean, in effect, the govt pays the minimum wage increase. So Businesses get a nice federal entitlement in the form of a larger applicant pool yielding a more select, motivated, and better-skilled workforce, gratis Bush who has never supported minimum wage just corporate welfare. And how can the editorialists forget what happened last time Dems sponsored a minimum wage hike? Repubs attached a repeal of all tax on multimillion dollar estates, a repeal that no group, no organization, not so much as one single citizen has written to Congress to ask for, so the Dems voted no. Repubs killed the minimum wage hike while revealing their malicious intent, thus giving, if not fair warning, warning nonetheless, which no dems dares disregard.
By jhbyer | Jan 3, 2007 3:48:02 AM | Request Removal
Lets see. The bi-partisan, Republican Congress was fair? All those in the dark, one party decisions were the result of input from both parties? Maybe the decision taken by the Democrats is not fair. How- ever, I think that the legacy of the recent Republican Congress massive deficits, corruption, the Sciavo affairis best avoided.
By gkelley0441 | Jan 3, 2007 3:53:11 AM | Request Removal
Ever notice that a bully can dish it out, but boy they sure cant take it. How pitiful will the Republican cries be when their unethical, immoral and out and out criminal actions are exposed for all the world to see?
By rustyk4 | Jan 3, 2007 4:48:59 AM | Request Removal
Hahahahahahahah! I believe the line is: "Your paper is stupid, and ugly, and nobody likes you."
Really, the Heathers need to understand: once high school ends, no one cares about your little reindeer games. Some people grow up, get educations and learn critical thinking, work hard, and want what's fair and best for America. The Heathers, still stuck in 1985, seem to think that most Americans will be just as upset as they are that no one invited them to the Remington Party, or bought them any cornnuts.
Ahem, "Lick it up, baby. Lick it up." Mom, Dad- I hope you remember the movie I'm talking about, if not insider joke info can be found in that film.