Sep 18 2008

Do-nothing Democrat Congress Plans To Deal With Financial Crisis By Doing … Nothing

Published by at 9:46 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

Boy, oh boy. If you ever wanted to underscore how bad the Democrat Congress is just look at their plan to adjourn and leave the economic mess unaddressed:

The Democratic-controlled Congress, acknowledging that it isn’t equipped to lead the way to a solution for the financial crisis and can’t agree on a path to follow, is likely to just get out of the way.

Lawmakers say they are unlikely to take action before, or to delay, their planned adjournments — Sept. 26 for the House of Representatives, a week later for the Senate. While they haven’t ruled out returning after the Nov. 4 elections, they would rather wait until next year unless Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, who are leading efforts to contain the crisis, call for help.

Nothing for two months! This is the epitome of what is wrong with DC. Everyone knows the current mess is politically positive for the Dems. So just like their plans to surrender to al-Qaeda in Iraq and seriously damage this country and risk expanding the War on Terror, these cretins are heading home hoping the damage to America will gain them votes and power.

Recall how the Dems ran home in the face of the energy crisis – thinking the financial pain on Americans would win them votes? Someone thinks this plan should be repeated, even though the GOP was able to call attention to the do-nothing dems and gain credibility for being on the side of average working Americans

Well, the conventional wisdom could be upended on this politically suicidal and risky strategy. My guess is Obama will not demand his party elders and leaders get to work. He has a chance to show how he can lead and make a difference, crossing party lines and taking on his party. But will he?

I know what McCain and the GOP do right now – demand Congress get their butts in gear and start sweating a bit for the nation. And if McCain can garner some TV time with Lieberman and other Dems wanting to do the nation’s work in this time of challenge, he will show up Obama’s false promises and lack of backbone while once again showing his dedication to get past partisanship and work for America.

Obama and the Dems have made another risky gamble and left the stage open for McCain-Palin to fill the gap. Time for McCain-Palin to stand tall and emphasize the difference between rhetoric and action.  The GOP can help this by demanding action now in Congress, holding up all other work until they get a commitment from the Dems to start dealing with this crisis.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Do-nothing Democrat Congress Plans To Deal With Financial Crisis By Doing … Nothing”

  1. WWS says:

    I hope you’ve noted that the Dem’s STILL plan to do nothing about energy. The bill the house has just passed contains a poison pill which will actually result in less offshore drilling, not more. Hopefully enough attention has been placed on this that the bill will die in the senate, rather than forcing President Bush to veto it. Pelosi intends this, of course; the entire bill is a cynical ploy for one purpose only – to allow Dems to go back to their districts and claim Republicans killed the drilling bill, not them. (of course it’s not a drilling bill)

    And there will be no replacement bill introduced in the House when this dies, since it has never been about drilling but about placing blame. Sadly but predictably, there will be no drilling bill this entire year.

  2. Mike M. says:

    If McCain’s campaign doesn’t capitalize on this to crush Obama, he needs to withdraw and let Gov. Palin take the top of the ticket.

  3. KauaiBoy says:

    This is OK with me—get them out of the way since they would only muck up the process and find some way to waste more of my tax dollars.

    Anyway, haven’t they been on vacation for the past 4 years (or is it 8 or longer)? Maybe while they are away from DC they can let some needy folks use their palatial estates.

    And maybe while they are away, we can take their places, thank them for all they think they have done and ask them to leave their IDs at the front desk—-time is ripe for a bloodless coup!!!

    There is a good reason why their approval rating hovers in the single digits!

  4. Rick C says:

    Actually, I prefer that Congress do nothing. They have a propensity to make a bad situation, worse. Most of them have no idea as to what is going on, so how can they fix it?

    Sorbanes Oxley is a case in point. The end result were higher expenses and IPO’s going to England. It didn’t help a whit with today’s problem.


  5. MerlinOS2 says:

    The reason Reid is taking this position is there are just too many people tied to Obama that have fingers in this mess.

    If legislation is being debated those names and connections could become household and front and center damaging the Obama campaign in ways they do not want.

    So their choice is to sit on their hands and take the modest heat for a congress already in the basement.

  6. Neo says:

    The Bush administration is urgently preparing a massive intervention to revive the U.S. financial system, including a plan to sweep away the unpaid loans that are choking banks and blocking the flow of money to borrowers.

    Congressional leaders gave bipartisan support to the administration’s efforts after a meeting last night with Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke.

    Paulson and Bernanke presented a “chilling” picture of the state of the financial system, according to a participant in the meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity. Lawmakers were told that the consequences would be grave if they failed to pass legislation by the end of next week. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) committed to meeting that deadline.

    Seems like somebody has an idea of what to do.

  7. WWS says:

    Good news! The gang of 10/16/20 “compromise” energy bill is dead for this session. McCain himself may have had something to do with killing it.

    “A bipartisan group of senators who sought a compromise in the rancorous energy debate won’t introduce their bill before lawmakers adjourn for the elections, several Senate aides said Thursday.

    Instead, the so-called Gang of 20 will offer a statement of principals outlining their agreement on a host of divisive issues, including expanded offshore drilling. “

  8. AJStrata says:


    That is not good news. That is partisanship over progress and what is wrong with this country and its too polarized camps.

    Everyone keeps taking their marbles home in a funk. Wow – I am impressed.