Monday, February 2, 2009

Daschle: "Please don't call me an Obstructionist"

Former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle is a former senator for good reason, because Americans gave him the boot. When it came time for re-election angry voters didn't show up to vote for him at all - left him to the Republican wolves.

Now, I think it's time that Mr. Daschle had the decency to do what New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson did, withdraw his nomination, and failing that, Barak Obama should ask him to resign his nomination.

Thomas A. Daschle, fighting to defend his nomination to be secretary of health and human services, released a letter early today apologizing to the top lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee for mistakes on his personal income tax returns that resulted in $146,000 in back payments.

When will our esteemed celebrity members of today's corporate owned press going to ask Obama about the "change we can believe in" with this pick for secretary of health and human services? We should have listen to Paul Krugman, as he did try to warn us about Obama, particularly when it came to health care issues? As we can see, Obama speaks more and more with a forked tongue. Promises are everything and actions are none. If Obama is wise he would have learned a lesson from Daschle's demise. A lesson that if Obama disappoints those faceless donors, they will fed him to Republicans and we know that Republicans have no mercy. Republicans don't want to be bipartisan and they are not Obama's friends, even as Obama wants to pretend they are. Obama will either serve the American people or he'll serve Republicans and himself, but he can't do both. Obama wants to be like Tom Daschle, pretend the American people won't notice the spinelessness, the double talk, the sell outs and therefore talks big but does nothing. If Obama doesn't find his spine fairly soon, it's going to be a short, ugly and bitter four years.

Ah yes, as if on cue again:

But Obama, asked today if he still backed the embattled Daschle, told reporters, "Absolutely."Insiders doubt that any of this will derail the nomination. Daschle has stored up a lot of goodwill during his years on Capitol Hill. And Obama is riding the crest of a honeymoon of public support. Still, as Arizona Republican Jon Kyl said the other day, "I just wonder if President Bush had nominated these people, what folks would be saying about that."

Sen. Jon Kyl knows exactly what people would say, something like "heckuva job Brownie" and that's not to mention what people said about Rummy and Gonso too, but then again, Kyl does have a grinning Wolfe like Republican point here. We, the people know about the kind of goodwill that Daschle stored up on Capitol Hill, thanks to liberal news blogger Glenn Greenwald, for all that liberal news that Americans can't seem to find in today's corporate owned media, the very truth itself. So Obama is indeed, riding a crest of a honeymoon of public support, a crest that will no doubt, start to receded. Than the Kyl Wolfe gang will start to move in, and the netroot people will be saying, will Jon Kyl is basically right, you know. Like how it was true that John Kerry really did flip-flop on that war issue.

It's like the FISA Bill lie over and over and over again, yeah, too bad, but it's not like we voters didn't see it coming I guess, or that we had any real choice between McCain vs Obama. Obama is an empty shirt that tries to please everyone but please nobody. This soap opera is getting rather sick and twisted right now as the worm turns in Washington DC.

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