Is Obama incapable of standing up to Pelosi or is he just as much in the tank as she?

InstaPundit links as follows:


 End the Practice of Writing Legislation Behind Closed Doors: As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people’s trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be conducted in public. By making these practices public, the American people will be able to hold their leaders accountable for wasteful spending and lawmakers won’t be able to slip favors for lobbyists into bills at the last minute.

 Instead we got a bill that the lobbyists got before the Congressmen, which will pass without being read. Hope and change?

My question: did he mean it when he said it and just got rolled by more sophisticated Washington politicians, or was he lying all along? As recently as Tuesday the House promised to make the bill public and available for review for at least 48 hours before voting on it. Pelosi stomped that promise to death and not a single Democrat, including her president, said boo. I hope we do better standing up to international bogeymen.


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2 responses to “Is Obama incapable of standing up to Pelosi or is he just as much in the tank as she?

  1. Well, if I wasn’t depressed before, I am now. Were we really promised 48 hours? Makes me sick at heart.

  2. greenmtnpunter

    Since we can’t wait until 2010 if we want any semblance of a country left, what are the mechanics of recall petitions? Those fun-in-the-sun California voters came out of the ether long enough to get rid of their total loser Governor Gray Davis by recall, and for that they should be commended, they actually got the job done.

    What are the chances we could do the same for some of these other clowns? I would imagine that recall provisions are contained in the various state constitutions and/or state election laws? Time for to crank up, isn’t it? Let’s see the power of the internet go to work on this job.