Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Is Our Presidents Learning?

Doesn't look promising:
President Obama plans to re-emphasize his interest in bipartisanship by addressing House Republicans this week, but whether that will produce an election-year truce is very much in question.
Great idea! It'll be useful practice for when he'll actually need to work with Republicans when this type of stupidity hands them control of congress next November.

He wasn't talking about this, but I think Jon Stewart said it best the other night:
"It's not that the Democrats are playing checkers and the Republicans are playing chess. It's that the Republicans are playing chess and the Democrats are in the nurse's office because once again they glued their balls to their thighs."
Update: The learning continues... (via TPM)
We're starting to pick up hints that the White House is making another serious bid to pick up the vote of Sen. Olympia Snowe. Really? If they do it and get a reasonable bill, great. But it's exceedingly difficult for me to see that as a realistic possibility.
President Snowe!

Glad to see she's back in the picture, I'm sure she'll be open to supporting a good bill this time. At least it gives me an excuse to use this:

1 comment:

  1. "so, you guys interested in bipartisanship this time?"

    *room full of republicans blow spitballs at obama as he sits down, landing on a whoopee cushion which farts loudly whilst he tries to pick up his coffee mug which has been glued to the desk. three pigs labeled 1, 2, and 4 wander the class, and an observer placed behind obama would note the presence of a large "kick me" sign*

    "so thats a yes, right? good."