If I haven’t mentioned before that Nancy Pelosi is an idiot, I’d like to make that point now. Some action by the government is necessary. Bipartisan effort to accomplish this is necessary. Why doesn’t Madam Speaker understand this? Why does she always feel the need to resort to the same partisan crap? My guess is that it’s because she doesn’t understand the issues. She certainly doesn’t seem to understand history. Her typically myopic speech this afternoon sent the markets into more of a tizzy than they were. And to what advantage? Because just perhaps some cooperation was happening?
Nothing we do now is perfect; had congress listened to the warnings 7-8 years ago, we’d be in a different place today. But, partisan bickering seems to stop all progress.
Here’s what I think is happening: We have an election in just a few weeks. One side is using this crisis – at the expense of the American people – to confuse the issues, knowing that the automatic response is to blame the current president for any economic issues, even if the root can be traced back to a Democratic administration.
I know I’ve said this before, and I’ll say this again: the 2 party system is hurting us. Partisan politics is deadly. Stop it.