Here Is Why The Ruling Class Is Getting Voted Out

This is not the whole reason. The fact the Democrats were pushing through Congress a whole lot of things the people rejected is a huge reason. But their ability to do so has a lot to do with these two clips below.

The top video, provided by Hot Air (who got it from The Daily Caller), is of Senator Bennet (D-CO) complaining on a hot mic about the top-down rigging of the lame-duck session where real debate is not desired. And guess who is responsible for the rigging. That’s right, Dingy Harry Reid and the Democrat leadership. Ed Morrissey quotes the DC and adds his own commentary.

Bennet Chief of Staff Guy Cecil stood by the senator’s comments.

“It’s something he’s been talking about from day one,” Cecil told The Daily Caller in an interview outside the Senate chamber. “The whole process being rigged against having a real conversation about tax cuts, the estate tax and the defense authorization. We’re not having a lot of those conversations. It’s just a symptom of Washington being broken.”

Well, that’s not Washington being broken. That’s a symptom of Democratic leadership. Harry Reid runs the majority caucus, and if he’s “rigging” the agenda, then the blame should fall on Reid and everyone who put him in the leadership position, not the geographical location of the capital.

But there is more irony to be mined in a complaint from Bennet on rigging conversations.

Go to the Hot Air link to see the “more irony” part. It is well worth it. RS McCain remarked:

Notice how getting their [butts] whupped in the mid-terms has awakened Democrats — not just Bennett [sic], but a lot of liberal bloggers — to the fact that maybe their leaders are more interested in preserving their own power than in advancing the glorious progressive Cause. And the illusion of leadership omnicompetence evaporates pretty quickly after a world-historic [butt]-whupping.

The bottom video, provided by FloatingRock in the HA comment section, is of Republican Representative Buyer lambasting the acting Speaker of the House for her heavy-handed freeze-out tactics regarding a bill that did not go through the committee process and was objected to by the ranking member of the committee it was supposed to go through. “This is why you were voted out.” And, in good part, it is. This is also just more evidence the Democratic Party is a misnomer.

12 Comments

  1. I don’t know if the Republicans will avoid tactics like that in the 112th Congress; I’d like to think that they would, but I wouldn’t bet Phoe’s paycheck on it.

    We have C-SPAN to broadcast the action live from the House floor, and C-SPAN2 to cover the Senate, but very few people watch. It has been said that if you ever watched sausage being made, you’d become a vegetarian; maybe if you watched laws being made in a representative republic, you’d become an anarchist. :)

    Some of the Democrats would like to ram through as much as they can during the lame-duck session, while others are just plain dispirited, and the Republicans can stop them from passing anything too bad in the Senate.

    There are only a few days left for the eleventy-first Congress to get anything done, and they still have to act — or not act — on the extension of the 2001/2003 tax cuts and the continuing resolution to fund government agencies. Even with complete control of the Congress, the Democrats didn’t pass a single one of the appropriations bills to fund the government for FY2011. Even in the House of Representatives, where the Republicans do not have the filibuster option, only two of the twelve annual appropriations bills were passed.

    The Republicans were hardly great stewards of government the last time they were in control, but they at least were better than the Democrats.

  2. The ruling class Pho, are those (like yourself) who have never run a business, never made a payroll, never took a risk, yet seem to think they know better than those of us who have. The “wanna-be’s” in life who never will be. You know, like Obama and his minions. A bunch of fucked up lawyers with zero experience at anything, trying to create a perfect world.

    Gosh, don’t YOU look foolish? Yet again.

  3. Just to bust your balls Pho, I’m meeting with my accountant at 1pm to set up an SEP (Simplified Employee Pension) for myself and my wife. That will allow me to recapture about 125k off of this years tax bill. I love the smell of capitalism in the morning, it smells like cash.

    Gosh, don’t YOU look foolish? Yet again. Poor New Zealander, don’t know no better.

  4. Anyone who uses “middle class” in any form of opposition to ruling class statement obviously doesn’t know what they’re talking about. They may as well use “class of 90″ in opposition to “middle class” statements.

  5. The ruling class Pho, are those (like yourself) who have never run a business, never made a payroll, never took a risk, yet seem to think they know better than those of us who have.

    Nope, Hoaguie. The ruling class are those for whom policy in America is made for.

    You’re not really very smart, are you?

  6. Instead of being accountable and accepting responsibility, instead here is the focus of the Repubs:

    Moreover, to reduce the deficit and debt, we need a bipartisan approach!

  7. The Phoenician wrote:

    The ruling class Pho, are those (like yourself) who have never run a business, never made a payroll, never took a risk, yet seem to think they know better than those of us who have. (some guy who has met a payroll before)

    Nope, Hoaguie. The ruling class are those for whom policy in America is made for.

    You’re not really very smart, are you?

    And what would most Americans be without businesses? Unemployed, that’s what they’d be!

    It’s kind of difficult to pretend that you think that jobs for Americans is the number one economic issue we face when you support all kinds of additional costs and taxes and regulations which make businesses less profitable, and job creation less likely.

  8. And what would most Americans be without businesses? Unemployed, that’s what they’d be!

    More of them would be employed if less “business” was done in the FIRE sector. i dunno if you’ve noticed what’s been happening to your employment figures over the last couple of years yet…

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