Framing the Dialogue

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Are You Gruber’d Up Yet?

grubergateI don’t hold much hope that anything earth-shaking will come of GruberGate (I am not sure if any news outlet used that yet) as politicians are out to score points for votes and are basically all big government wonks.  It is interesting that the lame-stream media is starting to be dragged into the fray (kicking and whimpering).  The videos are just too powerful to give them coverage to ignore the controversy.  I am not sure that I read this right or maybe I just cannot believe the HuffPo would dare go against Oblama, but the Weekly Standard reported;

Wimpy Washington Economics

“Top Democrats and Republicans in Congress prepared new proposals to avert a government debt default and a potential global financial crisis.”

That’s the lead paragraph from a story in today’s paper.  What should scare you is when Democrats and Republicans agree on something the public generally gets screwed.  I believe that both sides realized that they set up this “battle” and now that the public is watching they are not sure how to get out from all of the rhetoric that they have been spreading.  What both sides agree on is that they both want desperately to get re-elected and regain power.  Even a little power is better than none and they are more than willing to squander our money, our children’s money, and our grandchildrens’ money to maintain their power.  Here are few facts as I see them:

A House divided against itself cannot please constituents

In this series I choose a current news article and you decide via a multiple choice format which terms were used and whether others would have been more accurate…….

It’s hard to imagine what could drive public __________ (disgust, love, approval, opinion) of Congress even lower than it has been this year. But a pending public ethics trial of one of the House’s most senior __________ (Democrats, Republicans, Democrats, Democrats) (and possibly a second) and an angry, prolonged__________ (hissy fit, tirade, weiner session, melt-down) on the House floor that has gone around the cable networks and YouTube just may be the answer.