What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Middle of the Speech

Wait, somebody just heckled the President in the Well of the Congress? And some idiot is sitting with a sign in his lap?

Dudes, really, for a party that yells about the decorum and respect for the office you aren't doing yourself any favors. Yes, the President is smacking you pretty hard, but, quite frankly, he's speaking the truth about what you've been doing. He's also accepting some of your ideas. That's part of compromise and the tradition of American Politics. Truth to power, accepting the opposition might have worthwhile ideas.

Compromise, however, doesn't mean, "Okay, we'll do it your way."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

But know this: I will not waste time with those who have made the calculation that it's better politics to kill this plan than to improve it. I won't stand by while the special interests use the same old tactics to keep things exactly the way they are. If you misrepresent what's in this plan, we will call you out.

I'd say "Mr. Obama, be careful what you ask for." It seems that the congresspeople know less of what's in the bill than the people questioning them at the townhalls.

Cassie

Steve Buchheit said...

Cassie, considering the track record of the opposition, I don't think he's worried.

And I wouldn't agree as much of the confrontation at the townhalls are from people who don't know what's in the bill (or even how their government works, let alone how government touches them, including those who continue in the ignorance of thinking Medicare is not a government program, and arguing about how bad Canada and Britain's systems are, which they continue to do despite the best efforts to enlighten them).