Thursday, February 12, 2009

Being Bipartisan II

Senator Judd Gregg withdrew his name from nomination as Commerce Secretary today. I do not buy his reasons for withdrawing for one second. It appears that he has succumbed to Republican pressure in a revolt against the White House and the Democratic Congress.

It's a divide and conquer strategy, a concerted effort to isolate President Obama from the Congress, which has a lower approval rating, and derail his agenda which will lessen his approval rating. Make no mistake about it, this is a fierce fight for 2010 and 2012.

In this regard, where is the love of country in this incredibly difficult times for many Americans? There is surely no love of country and the people of America. Senator Gregg's withdrawal is shameful; it goes beyond embarassment.


CJ said...

Good post, Judith. In your usual very articulate way you expressed my sentiments. I don't think there is an excuse for what Mr. Gregg pulled.

It has become very clear to me that the Republicans are keeping the goal of bipartisanship at bay. It makes me sad. The country is going through a near-depression, and the only thing they seem to be concerned about is keeping their people in line, keeping their side loyal to the goals of the party, which is to make sure they win in 2010 or 2012, at the expense of the Democrats, who beat them fair and square.

It is as if they want to show us how inept our President is, but cannot seem to come up with a viable alternative. When they do come up with something, it's the same tired old bull that got us where we are today.

I think I may have said it before. You cannot make the same mistakes over and over and over again, and expect different results. I think the American people know that.

I am sad that Mr. Gregg didn't have that maverick spirit in him--that goes against the crowd, and stands up for what is right, puts his country first, and not his party.

judith ellis said...

CJ - I hear you. Nothing about President Obama will change; he will stand by his convictions and continue his efforts that we overwhelming elected him to do. He represents the people, not Washington. President Obama is teflon tough, brilliant, and kind. America is blessed; the world is blessed too.