Sure enough the liberal wing of the Democratic Party keeps making mistakes that keep laying a foundation for a Republican take over of the Congress. Whether overreaching on tax policy, increasing the size of the federal government, or failing to sit a qualified individual to fill the seat vacated by Barack Obama in the Senate, Congressional Democratic leaders are quickly a grip on reality.
The media has paid little attention to the proposed Democratic rules proposal issue. It is not the thing of headlines, but in the long-term, will have a devastating impact the legislative process. Pelosi and her supporters have forced Democrats in the House of Representatives to accept a draconian rules package that will destroy non-partisan institutional reforms implemented by Republicans majority in 1995.
House Republican Leader John Boehner said in statement that “this [rules package] does not represent change; it is reverting back to the undemocratic one-party rule and backroom deals that the American people rejected more than a decade ago. And it has grave implications for the American people and their freedom, coming at a time when an unprecedented expansion of federal power and spending is being hastily planned by a single party behind closed doors. Republicans will vigorously oppose repealing these reforms if they are brought to a vote on the House floor.”
It is clear that the Democratic Leadership has no interest in crafting solutions to today’s challenges. Its only concern is to tax-and-spend working families and grow the size of the federal government. This “robbing Peter to pay Paul mindset” will weaken our economy and our national security.
In the long run, its attempt to silence the Republicans and moderate Democrats will fail. Suffocating and smothering the ideas of millions of Americans in Washington, DC, will only make their voice and message stronger outside the beltway.