2 thoughts on “Chilly Sunday open thread

  1. Here’s something that’s been puzzling me for a very long time. It’s been going on for as long as there have been presidential election campaigns. And it is simply this: Why is it, when some candidate has this brilliant plan to solve something, that nobody, at any time, whether directly or even by the pundits, does the question get asked, “Mr. Goodhair, can you explain how you plan to get 60 U.S. Senators to vote for your wonderful idea?”

    Isn’t that the reality of politics? The latest case in point is Herm Cain’s laughable 9-9-9 plan, but you can go back to every campaign for other examples. Mr. Cain, in proposing a NATIONAL sales tax, how will you ensure passage in the Senate? Bachmann’s boast that she could just shut the doors of the EPA. Wrong! It takes Congress to do that. Mrs. Bachmann, how will you ensure passage in the Senate?

    Yeah, yeah, it happens on both sides, so if all you’re going to do is snap off a quick Obama equivalence, you can save yourself the time. I’m trying to figure out how the American voter continues to buy, uncritically, whatever palaver a candidate lays down.

  2. You’ve got a very valid point…and obviously it is one of the reasons so many presidents aren’t able to push through the programs they often run on…which just makes every individual senate and house race as critical as the presidential race…if there aren’t like minded people in Congress nothing game changing gets accomplished…or worse, we get the total stagnation and brinksmanship we’ve experienced since January of this year.

Comments are closed.