Thursday Morning Open Thread

Good morning.

So, the president did his press conference to rally America. He really needs to rally Democrats on Capitol Hill. It’s unbelievable that any Democrat would think that delaying passage of health care is a good political move. But, that’s the kind of idiotic thinking that sometimes takes hold in the bubble that is Capitol Hill. Some of those Democrats, especially many freshmen, owe their seats to Obama and the agenda upon which he ran. Not passing real reform is really bad politics.

The Bush years really did a number on the American people. His lies and incompetency have created the sense that we can’t solve problems any more. That’s part of what Obama is up against. Unfortunately, some of the Democrats on Capitol Hill seem to playing into that Bush-created mindset.

It’s too early to be so annoyed….


On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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