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Monday, July 19, 2010

Clueless in the Capitol

It's long been clear that "Washington." that overall epithet for government and politics, has been out of touch with the the world "beyond the Beltway." The flap over "Gibbs-gate," where one side can't handle the truth and the other tries to turn it into a scandal, proves the disconnect is deep.

Now comes Politico, which many believe has helped make the nation's capitol more self-absorbed and out-of-touch, has come up with a poll that shows, in economic terms at least, just how out of touch district denizens really are, at least economically.
Roughly 45 percent of “Washington elites” said the country and the economy are headed in the right direction, while roughly 25 percent of the general population said they felt that way.
The figure that jumps out the most is 6 percent unemployment.

The problem is nonpartisan. Democrats and Republicans are both clueless to the inanities of their warfare in the face of the real problems out there. My bias shows up in declaring that Democrats have at least tried -- and succeeded -- to put in place at some measures to undo the damage of the Republican years when feeding at the trough -- without regulation -- went wild.

But when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a fit over White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs simple declaration that Democrats could lose their House majority -- an obvious fact to any politically sentient individual, including Pelosi -- Democrats are behaving like their party symbol, the jackass.

Earth to DC. Earth to DC. You wonder why both MoveOn and the Tea Party has it out for you?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi had a fit? Not that I saw.

Pelosi doesn't want the President's spokesman conceding a Democratic majority in the house.

If the Republicans get a majority, they'll impeach Obama for being black.

July 19, 2010 5:40 AM  

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