Skip to comments.Democrats Pushing to Avoid a ‘Do-Nothing’ Label
Posted on 07/25/2007 11:46:43 AM PDT by keepitreal
WASHINGTON, July 24 Congressional Democrats celebrated the first minimum wage increase in a decade on Tuesday with a festive labor rally across from the Capitol. But they know they will have to accomplish considerably more to avoid the sort of do-nothing labels they hung on Republicans not too long ago
It is not enough, but it is a great start, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said as she told the cheering crowd that the wage increase that took effect Tuesday was just one element of a middle-class economic program that includes college tuition help, expanded health care coverage and other emerging proposals.
Republicans agree it would represent real progress if Democrats could get those measures through and tee up a few others for the fall. But they are withering in their criticism of what the Democratic majority has and has not done since taking power in January.
Theyve wasted the first seven months by being excessively partisan and creating unnecessary, in my view, disputes with a pretty robust minority of 49, said Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader.
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They resent what happened last November, theyre jealous of what happened last November, and theyre mad as hell at what happened last November, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, said Tuesday. What they dont want to acknowledge is what weve been able to accomplish.
Bwhaaa! When I was little that's what we told each other when kids were mean to us "they're just jealous". Dem leaders continue to sink down to the elementary school playground level!
A do nothing demon666rat is a contribution to society.
“They resent what happened last November, theyre jealous of what happened last November...”
Yeah, Harry, because all you Dumbocrats were good losers back there in ‘94, weren’t ya? Just the definition of graciousness.
Please people of Nevada! Don’t re-elect this clown. You have a chance for something better. In fact, in light of Feinstein’s recent a—hat behavior, I think we may even have a chance to dump her in California next go round.
I love a do-nothing Congress.
It is not enough, but it is a great start, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ...
Just how much would be enough? The question they just can’t answer. Of course, nobody ever asks them.
When they lost in 1994, we suffered over 10 years of their anger and hatred to the American people. But other then padding your bank accounts with a few million - what have you accomplished for the American people.
I think we should just leave Reid alone. Let him keep talking. He’s digging his hole deeper and deeper.
Every word out of his mouth is ‘them’ or ‘us’.
Never ‘we’ unless he is talking about his own party. Average Americans can see this and will begin to take notice that his only goal is to divide.
Apparently on Planet Pelosi-Reid ‘Six for 06’ means 1 out of a half dozen.
A “festive” labor rally, eh? I wonder who those laborers were? Maybe the ones who print blank subpoena forms?
“I think we should just leave Reid alone. Let him keep talking. Hes digging his hole deeper and deeper.”
Ol’ Harry had better get his seething anger under control and managed or else he will be in a deep hole...about 6 ft deep. This guy is leadership material? Not in the exec circles in which I spent a career.
Obstructing/disrupting the appointment of judicial conservatives.
Creating a “defeat” in Iraq that they plan to blame on Republicans
Maintaining the status quo on social security which, because it is mixed with general revenue (there is no lock-box, funds programs demanded by their constituencies.
It was all pigs with lipstick. No matter how much you try to pretty it up, it is still a pig.
Repubs need to make sure that all the talking points list the promises and what was not done by these libs.