Friday, October 11, 2013

Slick Scotty blames everyone for Shutdown.

This guy cannot stop lying. Scott Walker's lazy eye'd answers and sociopathic soft sell approach to everything is starting to get grate on everyone. Nothing is wrong, social division is just an illusion, Utopian conservatism is upon us, just let it happen, leave everything to me.

I don't think I can handle this another four years. Check this slick but completely transparent lie about the shutdown, that contradicts every poll out there:
"Most people I've talked to in the last couple days blame everybody."
Delusional, but I like it.


CJ said...

The governor musn't read the paper.

[...It’s easy to slip into the language of equivalence as the federal government staggers into its second shutdown in 17 years. Nobody likes politicians, and blaming both parties is almost default mode among editorial writers and the public at large.

But there is an enormous difference between the way the two political parties have approached the shutdown and debt ceiling. One party is trying to use budget and debt-ceiling votes to make fundamental policy changes. The other believes such policy changes should be done through separate legislation.

The difference matters.

Unlike the Democrats, the Republicans are using the budget process to push an aggressive policy agenda, most notably the repeal (in effect) of the Affordable Care Act. On the debt ceiling, the Republicans are even more aggressive. In exchange for agreeing to pay government debts already incurred, Republicans offer a Tea Party wish list ranging from means-testing Medicare benefits to eliminating net neutrality.

Democrats, meanwhile, aren’t pushing anything. If the Democrats negotiated like Republicans, they would have offered budget proposals to raise the minimum wage, fund massive infrastructure projects, boost aid for mass transit, require background checks for gun purchases, encourage renewable energy use and reform the immigration system. They haven’t. Instead, they’re simply offering a continuing resolution that maintains the status quo until one party or the other wins the presidency and both houses of Congress. Such a resolution could pass the House if its leaders would allow it to the floor.

It’s almost like the 2012 election never happened. Democrats won that election. President Obama won reelection by 5 million votes. Democrats gained two seats and padded their majority in the Senate. Only extreme gerrymandering prevented Democrats from winning a majority in the House of Representatives. Yet it’s Republicans who are making far-reaching policy demands and defining “compromise” as gutting a major piece of health care legislation. It would be like majority Democrats in 2007 threatening to shut down the government unless President Bush agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy.

Republicans had a chance to repeal the Affordable Care Act when they made it a defining issue in last year’s election. If they’re still committed to its repeal, they need to win the presidency and both houses of Congress. Until then, a clean resolution that keeps the government running at existing levels, along with a clean debt-ceiling vote, serves the best interests of the country....]

Democurmudgeon said...

CJ, you are right on the money. I've been saying this for years, am I'm so glad you didn't drop the ball like I did on this post.

Not only would Republicans have a problem with their own agenda, they'd have to deal with the Democratic one as well and play defense.

Thanks and I'm hoping to post your suggestion soon.

CJ said...

Don't thank me. A hat tip goes to the Political Environment for sharing it. If you don't follow, I highly recommend that you do. :)