The title to this is part of a quote from New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, and I have to agree, though it seems that the Liberals in our government do not hear that stethoscope, but instead only hear the sledge hammer that gets slammed down on their heads when the people speak and they do not listen. Now you all know what I feel about the New York Slimes. But this article came from that slimy paper:
Spitzer Drops Bid to Offer Licenses More Widely
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 — Gov. Eliot Spitzer formally announced today that he would abandon his plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, conceding that his best efforts to sell New Yorkers on the merits of his proposal had clearly failed. Oh REALLY??? Does that mean that he got the message that the people didn’t want that?
The decision ends a bitter seven-week battle over the proposed policy that battered Mr. Spitzer and his fellow Democrats and drew national attention from critics of illegal immigration.
“It does not take a stethoscope to hear the pulse of New Yorkers on this topic,” Mr Spitzer said, standing with a half-dpzen members of New York’s congressional delegation who had supported his original move to give licenses to illegal immigrants.
In acknowledging one of his first major reversals as governor, Mr. Spitzer hit a few familiarly pugilistic notes, lashing into critics who, Mr. Spitzer said, “equated minimum-wage, undocumented dishwashers with Osama bin Laden.” He also said he still believed his proposal would have benefited New Yorkers, citizens and immigrants alike, and lit into federal officials for failing to fix the nation’s immigration system at the national level.
But Mr. Spitzer, who once dismissed a critic of his proposal as “factually wrong, legally wrong, morally wrong, ethically wrong,” was more conciliatory today, saying that leadership was “not solely about doing what one thinks is right.”
“I am here today to respond to the vast majority of New Yorkers of good will who have heard my best case and yet still disagree with my proposal,” Mr. Spitzer said.
Now that article, to me, shows several things. One is that no matter what, he still thinks that he is right, and the people are wrong, and two, he realizes where his power has come from….*something that most politicians do not know it seems*.
The problem here is, I see something on the lines of what Harry Reid did with the amnesty bill that he tried to force down our throats, and found out that the American people didn’t want it…..after getting his bill beat, he came back with a different version of it, in the dream act where they repackaged it and tried to force it down our throats again. I feel that Governor Spitzer will do the same thing again…..repackaging it and trying to push it through again.
People, the Liberals, do not get it. And like I have said before, I really do not consider Liberals Democrats, as we can have Liberals who are Republicans, Libertarians and Independents. I just think that Liberals, no matter what their political affiliation, is wrong. they cannot accept defeat, and they cannot accept that they are wrong. If you do not believe me, then you need to go back a few years, maybe back to 2001, and go over the things that say, Hellary Clinton has said about the War on Terror, and you should notice that over the years she has waffled back and forth on her stance, depending on what she feels the polls are saying. John Kerry has done the same things….on almost everything. Teddy Kennedy has too. So has Palosi, and Durbin. Take your pick…then check out everything they have said on one subject, and you will see their flip flops on what they talk about. Sometimes going 180° out of phase. Another instance of The Voice of Reason, in an unreasonable world…….
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