Earlier this year, Democrats, including Nancy Boyda, were blaming Republicans for not getting appropriations bills done in a timely fashion. That was the reason, Boyda claimed, that Fort Riley lost money it was supposed to have received.
Anyone who actually follows the political process in Washington knows that Democrats in the Senate used all measures of stalling tactics (cloture motions, etc) to stop Republicans from getting appropriations bills done. At the end of the day, the Republicans finally said, you're going to be in the majority Democrats, you try and clean up the mess you created. I think they should have at least tried to pass the bills, but the Democrats were going to extract a pound of flesh to get it done.
Now the Democrats are in the majority in Congress, and guess what - the Senate still can't get anything done. What are the Democrats saying? "Republicans are stalling."
The Democrats are reaping what they sowed. After their little victory dance last November, they've figured out it's no fun when the minority party won't help you get things done. Guess maybe they were a little short-sighted when playing every vote last year for political gain.
Maybe that's why Congressional approval is somewhere around 14% (according to Zogby).
Now comes the Farm Bill. A perfect example of what's wrong with the Democrat party. They want to raise taxes on businesses by $10 billion AND cut crop insurance by $1 billion to pay for more food stamps - a program that is chock full of waste, fraud, and abuse.
As bad as Republicans got the last few years in the majority when it came to spending money and failing to have a backbone when it came to cutting waste (not to mention the high profile ethics problems), we still have hope to win the White House and win seats back in Congress because Nancy Boyda and the Democrats have the wrong agenda for America. Once in power, they had to demonstrate good ideas. The problem is, they didn't run on ideas, they ran a campaign of "We're not Republicans." The result, only one in seven people approve of the job they're doing. That's 20% lower than President Bush's approval rating and even lower than Congress had on November 6th (the day before the voters changed the majority).
If you want to have a little fun tomorrow, head out to the Lawrence Public Library at 10 am and join the liberals in letting Nancy know how you feel about her job performance.
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.