With the help of a compliant media, the lib playbook is working like a charm. To wit:
Megastorm Sandy caused megabucks in damages, and it is obvious to all that massive relief funds are needed. So, the dems put up a relief bill that is laden with pork, putting the republicans into the usual quandary—damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
If republicans trash the bill because of the un-Sandy-like extras the dems put in, the media will show poor, newly homeless people in NY or NJ who are unable to get assistance because republicans won’t sign off on the bill.
If republicans go along with the bill, they are contributing to an ever-increasing deficit, and aiding liberal strongholds such as unions and the environmental whackos.
Our side never seems to learn how the game is played. We keep bringing a knife to a gunfight, keep playing checkers while they are playing chess. Just once, I’d like to hold up a democrat-favored bill (how about the increase in the debt ceiling?) by sticking in a poison pill such as, oh, I don’t know—making Voter IDs mandatory.
exactly. our side is completely ineffectual.