fonzeee wrote: ↑Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:15 pm
Whatever wrote: ↑Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:51 pm
fonzeee wrote: ↑Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:12 pm
Santa wrote: ↑Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Ro Khanna making a good case on the stimulus bill. Pelosi is being nothing short of disgusting.
I caught the clip of her talking to Wolf Blitzer on CNN a couple days ago and wanted to see if anyone mentioned it. What an utter, utter cu
nt she is. Clear, cynical political ploy.
And to think some wonder why many people hate both parties.
Khanna's a good egg so no surprise he's taking the sensible tack.
I saw Pelosi with Blitzer too, and it struck me that she was rattled. At one stage she accused Blitzer/CNN as being apologists for the Republicans. That was just bizarre. CNN might not be quite as pro-Democrat as Fox is pre-Republican, but it's not far off.
So if she is feeling the pressure then she needs to get a deal done. And if Trump is, as seems, more willing than McConnell then she needs to suck it up and call him. People are struggling, and they are doing squat.
Exactly. Quit the f**king games and get something through. No one is willing to see past the immediate political consequences of their actions though.
Utterly emblematic of a broken system.
Needs a viable third party. In my time in the US it strikes me that there never seems to be a 3rd choice, or a middle way, or even 4th and 5th choices. It's black and white, goodies and baddies, Republican or Democrat, "you're either with us or you're against us", democratic systems versus anything else etc etc etc. And there's nowhere else to go, impasse. Why can't people here conceive of alternatives?
Whereas in Europe it's all shades of grey; most governments are coalitions, especially with proportional representation systems, and there are always a number of choices in anything.
I think it's time for a beer now.