Democrats on the budget: What’s the plan?
March 17, 2011 - 3:29 pm
Look, the prez has been busy working on his tee shots and getting that NCAA bracket ready. What more do you want from the guy?
Democrats in Congress are grappling with a question as they negotiate a spending deal: Who’s in charge?
The top two Democratic leaders in the House have twice split on whether to approve short-term government funding bills that cut billions from federal accounts. Senate Democrats haven’t put forward a long-term spending plan that can move through their chamber, and Democrats on both sides of the Capitol say they have no idea where the White House stands or who’s running the show.
The Dems’ leadership is so flaccid that even A. Weiner is spanking them.
“The sum and substance of our strategy can’t be waiting for the other side to [mess] up,” Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) told bloggers Wednesday.
But for many Democrats, that’s exactly what their leaders’ short-term strategy amounts to.
In a follow-up interview with POLITICO, the Brooklyn liberal said if there is a more elegant Democratic plan, “it’s such a Jedi mind-meld going on that it hasn’t filtered down to my level.”
Obama has a plan, and it can be summed up in one word: Spend. Or how about another: Abdicate. Or another: Fore!
Or a phrase: See you on the beach, suckas!