Forget the speechifying, forget the rhetoric and campaign pledges, forget the deceptive ads (otherwise known as network news.) What matters, what determines intent, is action, not talk.
Here’s the cold, hard facts of what the congressional Democrats, who flooded into office due to GOP fatigue and war concerns and promises not to bog things down in Washington with partisan nitpicking: in just around 100 days, Pelosi and Reid have launched, “over 300 investigations, had over 350 requests for documents and interviews and they have had over 600 oversight hearings” White House spokesman Scott Stanzel told the press on Friday.
While spokesmen for Pelosi and Reid deny this, they haven’t actually offered up any numbers of their own to prove the White House wrong. When history is written of this Congress, however, what will be most notable is that from day one, it was, for them, all about getting Republicans out of power.
Dismiss all yard markers to the contrary … This Congress is about bitterness and payback for 12 years out of power in Congress and seven years of Bush-Cheney. Nothing more.