Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lame Moments in Technology...

An excellent list of the decade's less, er, impressive moments...

Oh, Jeez...

The Democrats are playing dangerous games again.  This time they're trying to make Senate rules changes inside a bill – something that has never been tried before, to my knowledge.  Normally a Senate rules change requires a 2/3 vote, which of course the health care reform bill will never get.

There are several such rules changes embedded.  The most egregious one is on page 1020 of the bill:
It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.
They want to prohibit future Congresses from modifying or repealing this bill.

Of course, future Congresses can defund the bill, effectively repealing it.

What a bunch of clowns!  Dangerous clowns, though...

Political Hari-Kari?

Peter Wehner concludes a commentary piece:
Mr. Obama has revived the worst impressions of the Democratic party – profligate and undisciplined, arrogant, lovers of big government, increasers of taxes. The issues and narrative for American politics in the foreseeable future has been set — limited government versus exploding government, capitalism versus European style socialism, responsible and measured policies versus reckless and radical ones.

Barack Obama is in the process of inflicting enormous damage to his presidency and his party. And there is more, much more to come.

I'm hoping he's right – that by shoving this corrupt, awful health care “reform” bill down our collective throats, the Democrats are committing political hari-kari.

Read the whole thing.