We accepted the statement made by one of the more senior member of the senate that this is not a time for retribution, it's a time for moving forward on the problems of this country.Who wanted retribution? I wanted competence and responsibility. That would have been change I could believe in. I think the Senate's self defined leadership has exceeded its expiration date. They are all exceeding stale. Their behavior is set. Their minds are looping uncontrollably. We need new models with enhanced analytical skills, not to mention some backbone and character thrown in for good measure.
Of course it was Obama, not the Senate, who promised change. The Democratic Senate proudly defy the voters to toe the line to Republican dictates. It makes them think they are strong. If they are doing what the Republicans want them to do and not what the people who voted for them want then that must be strength, right? Not betrayal! Certainly not the results of a mental disease (like the Stockholm Syndrome).
Watch the Congress' approval ratings continue downward. These relics will not learn. The only hope for change (ha, ha) is replacing them with better Democrats. That takes time, time I doubt we have.
Oh goody, Lieberman credits Obama with saving him. Great, now I don't know whether Lieberman is lying as usual or whether Obama was a very active participant, rather than a willling observer, in screwing the voters.
|So competence was not part of the promised change? Apparently Democratic Senators were unable to comprehend the memo just received from the voters.|