I'd Like to Introduce Margaret and Helen.
For several weeks now, we have watched as one idiot Republican spokesman after another has stepped up to the microphone and whined endlessly about how much they don’t like anything or anyone. It’s been embarrassing to say the least. I guess when you’ve been kicked in the ass, it’s difficult to lick your wounds. And honestly, watching Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh lick their wounds is more than my stomach can handle.
But now we have a small group of Democrats who have decided to kiss those same kicked asses. They want to stop the President’s agenda. Really? We barely survived 8 years of the Bush/Cheney administration and now we have the opportunity to correct those mistakes and take the country in a new direction. So what could these Don’t-0-crats be thinking?
From what I can tell, the Obama agenda emphasizes healthcare, education and energy. I just don’t understand how anyone can argue those priorities. Let’s take them one at a time.
Healthcare. The argument for fixing healthcare is that it is too expensive and too many people don’t have insurance. Seems pretty clear to me. The argument against it would be that it is too expensive to fix so poor families including children should just suffer and die needlessly. Hmmm. If anyone knows Senator Evan Bayh, can you ask him if he enjoys the government sponsored health insurance plan he gets as a Senator?
Education. The argument for spending money on education is that the United States has fallen from the best in the world to middle of the pack. In fact students in the United States now rank behind students in 28 other countries in problem solving, 27 other countries in Math and 21 other countries in Science. The argument for not prioritizing education is… uhh… hnmm…. I don’t know. Maybe Senator Bayh can hire someone from Korea (1), China (2), Japan (4) or even Poland (25) to solve that problem for us.
Energy. The argument for prioritizing energy issues and in particular green energy efforts would be our dependency on foriegn oil and climate issues. The argument against it would be that ExxonMoblile profits in 2008 were $45.2 billion. That is almost enough money to cover the cost of 5 months of the war in Iraq.