Friday, July 08, 2011

So What?

After a contentious White House meeting with President Obama and other Congressional leaders, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) returned to the Capitol and drew an important red line: Members of her caucus won't vote for a grand bargain to raise the debt limit and reduce future deficits if the final deal includes cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits -- and that means it probably won't pass.


The House. Pass the House.

Who knows whether Pelosi believes in saving those benefits or not? What she undoubtedly believes is that, in the end, it doesn’t matter if her caucus doesn’t vote for it.

"We have been very clear Democrats are not supporting -- House Democrats are not supporting any cuts in benefits for Social Security or Medicare," she said.

See what I mean? She knows.

At the meeting, Pelosi spoke for her angry caucus. She and other Dems were caught off guard by the fact that Obama has essentially locked Congress on a course to make deep spending cuts in popular programs, on GOP-friendly terms, without consulting his own party.

And I could easily believe that pissed her off. But it doesn’t matter.

And if any Democrat in Congress (aside from less than the number of fingers on my hand) is upset about that, too, I just have this to say: You made that bed by going along with all his previous crap and capitulation. Lie in it or put your resources together and get a new bed.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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