"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

June 26, 2007

Continued Republican Obstruction

Let's be perfectly clear: Who sides with bu$h on all issues detrimental to Middle Class Americans? Republi-cons!

The Employee Free Act, passed by the House, was killed by Republican filibuster.

This legislation is dead. Reid could've switched his vote to the "no" side in order to preserve his ability to revisit the issue. But... It was a great way for unions to demonstrate to their memebers (who vote and volunteer for Democrats higher than just about any other group), without ambiguity, which party stands for workers, and which party doesn't.

And with the near-party line vote, with zero Democratic defectors, that distinction was clear as day.

Republican obstructionism in Congress -- on Iraq, on stem cells, on union organizing -- is building a solid electoral case against the GOP in 2008. The electorate will have a chance to vote for this stymied agenda or for its continued obstruction.

If nothing else, congressional Democrats are drawing clear distinctions between them and the guys on the other side of the aisle. And as we've seen, the clearer the distinctions, the better Democrats perform. -- Kos

This "Continued Republi-con Obstruction" message that Kos has so politely pointed out is what the Democrats need to have blasted over the Main Stream Media.

It's the only way for the people to get the message. How about, a commercial during the Paris interview with Larry King?

UPDATE: 239. Number of bills the House of Representatives has passed and sent to the Senate only to be held up, with conservatives "objecting to just about every major piece of legislation that [Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)] has tried to bring up."

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