Do you realize that the Politicians in Washington have bosses? I am beginning to think most people out here do not think they do. But I have to say people, they do. And their boss is not the president.
Their boss is you, and you, and you and you and me. Their boss is us. The people of the United States. And that is something the politicians do not want you to realize. But I think we are starting to realize that anyway. We have been telling them to stop on this Immigration Amnesty bill, and they are not listening. It is like I said in a post a while back, after the bill started getting into trouble because the people were against it, Dingy harry said that there was ‘opposition to the bill, but there was no reason that they couldn’t get it through and passed’.
On Rush Limbaugh today, he talked about what the Democrats and the Republicans are doing. He said they want to get rid of their bosses, because they believe their (politicians) ideas are right, and ours are wrong. Here is what Rush said:
RUSH: We’ve got this story here. It’s all over the LA Times. A lot of people are talking about it, the approval of Congress, lowest in a decade. Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll. Just 27% of Americans now approve of the way Congress is doing its job, down from 36% in January when Democrats assumed control of the House and Senate. Now, listen to the opening paragraph of the LA Times story. “Fueled by disappointment at the pace of change since Democrats assumed the majority on Capitol Hill, public approval of Congress has fallen to its lowest…” that’s absolute bunk! People aren’t upset with Congress because it’s not doing anything. That’s when people love Congress, most people. They’re upset because of what they’re trying to do and in some of the things that are happening. But the point of this is this.
Thomas Lifson makes a great point here at the AmericanThinker.com. Congress ought to just get on with the people’s business and stop spending resources on trivial issues to besmirch the Bush administration, stop favoring terrorists, stop engaging in tactical measures meant to defeat the administration, and end the hypocrisy and cynicism. This lowest in a decade measure is occurring during a Democrat Congress. Reid, Pelosi, are running that show, and the lowest congressional ratings in ten years. All they’re doing is beating up on Bush every day, trying to get Alberto Gonzales canned. The Senate had a meaningless resolution yesterday, a lack of confidence, and the Republicans beat it back. They are, you could say do-nothing, whatever, but the key here is this is a great opportunity for the Republicans because the Democrats came in promising all these wonderful ethical reforms, none of which are happening. In fact, Boehner, the Republican leader in the House, says he’s going to go to war over earmarks because the way the Democrats are doing earmarks in the House now, David Obey is the author of this, and we were told, by the way, that back in November one of the reason Republicans lost is some of their voters were upset with all these earmarks. Pork.
What David Obey is doing, they’re slipping the earmarks in after the spending bills have been agreed to and signed so that nobody knows they’re there until it’s too late to do anything about it. They’re basically doing it under the cover of darkness in bright sunshine. Boehner is prepared to go to war over this. But this is a great opportunity for somebody to show some leadership for a change on the Republican side, somewhere in Congress. There are a lot of things out there that the American people do want their government to do, and those things are not being done. And one of them is get this immigration bill right, get this thing fixed. And, by the way, there’s movement on that that’s a positive sign. You might say that this is a sign that Democracy works. Rich Lowry just posted at the corner that Saxby Chambliss and Senator Isakson were at the press conference announcing the Senate grand compromise but now they’re singing a different tune.
Here’s their press release. “U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) today sent a letter to President Bush urging him to send an emergency supplemental spending bill to Congress to fund border security. Isakson and Chambliss believe emergency supplemental funds to secure the border will go a long way towards restoring the confidence of the American people in the federal government’s commitment to border security.” I’ve got the text of the letter here, and here’s an interesting passage, “As we travel around Georgia and continue to hear from our constituents, the message from a majority of Georgians is that they have no trust that the United States Government will enforce the laws contained in this new legislation and secure the border first.”
There’s a silver lining in this cloud, too. In addition to the bill being temporarily dead, the silver lining here is that millions and millions of Americans are seeing that big government can’t get anything done and that big government does not respond to the American people. Now, what Lowery means here that there may be a sign that democracy works here, is Saxby Chambliss, he was — I mean after this thing was announced in secret and they came out and started selling, he was on the trail, one of the loudest salesmen, one of the loudest spokesman for this now defunct bill, he’s done a 180. He’s heard what his constituents have to say. But in this situation, most of the people involved in this bill who are for it know exactly what the people of this country think and don’t care. It’s like Dianne Feinstein said yesterday or Sunday, whenever she said it, “I have never received more racist and hate-filled phone messages and e-mails in my 15-year career in the Senate.” We all know what that’s about. That’s to discredit the critics so the next time they bring the bill up, the people being criticized can throw it off and laugh it off because that’s just coming from a bunch of kooks.
So you have a great illustration here that big government is not responsive, big government doesn’t exist to serve the people, big government exists to serve itself, big government exists to grow larger and larger, big government exists to spend money and tax whoever they can and need to in order to get the money to spend. What they can’t tax they’ll go out and borrow. So there’s a lot of opportunities here for people to see the inefficiency of bureaucracies, the obstinacy of elitist politicians, and now we’re starting to see some turnarounds from some of the participants here. It’s a laugher, too, because Dingy Harry can only get 38 of his 51 Democrats to vote for this bill. That’s one of the reasons that he pulled it. By the way, President Bush President Bush is up there having lunch with these guys now. Jeff Sessions has come out — GOP senator to Bush: Back off on ailing immigration bill. “As President Bush prepares to make a rare visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to push his ailing immigration plan, Jeff Sessions from Alabama is saying the president should back off and help us write a better bill.” Now, during that lunch that’s going on now, the president is hoping to get 15 Republican supporters to change their minds on the bill, but Jeff Sessions made it clear today he’s not going to be swayed. “Frankly, I think the president is wrong to push this piece of legislation so hard after we demonstrated the flaws that are in it. He needs to back off.”
Now, this is big because this is a senator telling the leader of his party who happens to be the president, “Mr. President, you don’t have anything we need anymore.” Lame duck, whatever you want to call it, there’s no reason for us to jump in line behind you. And besides, we don’t believe in this thing anyway. So back off and come back and do this and get it fixed. Saxby Chambliss and his guy, Johnny Isakson, have the right idea, get border security and move on it fast, and they might have some fortune, some good luck in turning around some public opinion on this, if it actually were to happen. Rich Lowry has a great piece in National Review Online about how long it took us to build the Empire State Building, like 431 days. The Hoover Dam got built in the Great Depression in very short period of time. It cost a lot of money. And we’re being told we can’t build a fence. We can’t build a fence. The Hoover Dam — I’ll go through the details here after the break about what was involved in building the Hoover Dam and what a monumental undertaking that was. Well, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge happened in the thirties as well. Now we can’t build a fence.
It’s frightening that we’ve lost this dynamism and we lost the will to do these things. “Oh, we can’t do that,” and these things can be done. We’re the United States of America. Anyway, Dingy Harry now blaming the president, told Bush the only hope for the bill is if he can come up and deliver more than 20 Republican senators to break the filibuster and pass the measure. Dingy Harry said he’s maxed out at 38 votes that they delivered on a test vote last week. He’s 22 votes short of breaking the filibuster. Dingy Harry said, simply put, we need many more than seven Republicans to vote for cloture and final passage of the bill. Now, my question is, Dingy Harry, you’re the guy that runs the Senate. The problem is, if you can’t get all 51 of your guys in lockstep on this, why is it the Republicans — well, we want a partisan bill, it’s the president’s bill and all that. So he’s dumping on the president to get the votes and the president’s up there trying to accept the challenge.
I just wish that they would start listening to us. I just hope that we show more backbone on this than the Republicans have. I just hope that they start listening to us…….do you think that is too much to hope for? I don’t.
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