Hey, Tim, ‘Nothing’ Beats ‘Harm’ Any Day of the Week
DNC CHAIRMAN TIM KAINE’s speech at Penn today (before he scoots back to NYC to tape “The Daily Show,” followed by Vice President Biden on “Colbert”): “President Harry Truman had a phrase for the Republican Party. He called them the ‘do-nothing’ party. It’s been more than 50 years since President Truman leveled that charge, but the name still fits. . . . On Election Day, it will be Americans’ turn to choose. They can choose Republicans who drove our country into a ditch. . . . Or they can choose Democrats who are helping us climb out of that ditch.”
After a stimulus that spent a bunch but didn’t create many jobs, passage of a massive and Byzantine health-care law that a majority of Americans opposed, bailouts of every troubled industry down to AIG bonus checks, one expensive failed housing-rescue effort after another, broken promises on tax hikes, runaway deficits, lawsuits against Arizona, applause for Mexican president Calderon denouncing one of our states, a retracted defense of the Ground Zero mosque and then a retraction of the retraction . . . doesn’t a “do-nothing” party sound pretty good right now?
By the way, it’s pretty striking to see a party chairman, whose side has 59 seats in the Senate and 253 seats in the House, complain that the opposition isn’t getting enough done.