Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Republicans have no conscience. The only reason McCain is reelected is because his opposition is worse he is. That isn't saying much.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) moves quickly past reporters before going into the Senate Democratic Caucus luncheon in the U.S. Captiol December 14, 2010 in Washington, DC. Heavy negotiations are swirling around the Capitol as the Senate hopes to pass the tax-cut compromise bill worked out by Congressional Republicans and President Brarck Obama before the end of this week.

If President Obama says the sky is blue, the Republicans say it is green.  If President Obama states the country cannot afford tax cuts for the wealthy, the Republicans will say the country can't afford not to provide tax cuts for the wealthy.  If President Obama states it is possible to make peace with the Russians, the Republicans will state they are never going to make peace anywhere in the world.  If President Obama states the 911 Heroes need to taken care of as evidence points to their need and the needs of their family, the Republicans will say it is all in the line of work, too bad.

The Republicans are ruthless, don't care about the American people, consider them hapless slaves to the Plutocary and scoff at the needs of the nation.  They are immoral.  There is no other word. 

I congratulate President Obama and repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."  It is still yet another historic moment in the country.  It only took the entire Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense to have it happen, but, it was done the right way.  Well done.

Now, if we could only help the Republicans find their moral compass on everything else, we might actually have a wonderful New Year.

Schumer slams McCain over Zadroga bill remark  (click title to entry - thank you)

In a late afternoon Senate floor verbal dustup Friday, Sen. Charles Schumer lambasted Sen. John McCain for characterizing time spent debating the Zadroga 9/11 health bill as "fooling around."
Congressional Democrats were working to secure Senate ratification of a new arms control treaty before the holiday break when Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) asked if there could be a "time agreement" on the debate, as it was getting late.
McCain (R-Ariz.) dismissed the idea, saying that, "after all the fooling around that we've been doing on the DREAM act, on New York City, on all of these other issues that [have] taken up our time, we will not have a time agreement . . . until all members on this [the Republican] side have had an opportunity to express their views."…