Saturday, May 06, 2006

"Confident Democrats", I like the sound of that!

The WaPo has an article with Nancy Pelosi stating what the Dems' plans are after they take back Congress. The first priority will be investigations into the Bush administration's misdeeds. It will be nice having a woman as Speaker of the House. And maybe, if the President and Vice President are impeached and removed from office, say hello to Madame President Pelosi.

Now the plan includes,
a Democratic House would quickly vote to raise the minimum wage for the first time since 1997. It would roll back a provision in the Republicans' Medicare prescription drug benefit that prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from negotiating prices for drugs offered under the program.

It would vote to fully implement the recommendations of the bipartisan panel convened to shore up homeland security after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Democratic leaders said.

And it would reinstate lapsed rules that say any tax cuts or spending increases have to be offset by spending cuts or tax increases to prevent the federal deficit from growing.
Now the GOP is spinning this as demagoguery. Only a Republican would think slandering someone's patriotism is reasoned debate on the issues and common sense is demagoguery. The GOP says the Democrats are out of touch with the mainstream. Well, the Republicans are really out of touch with reality.

Even the man who thought of the Southern Strategy thinks it's too little too late to rescue the Republicans now. I guess race and gender demagoguery and going after the angry white guy is not a long term strategy in the long term.


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