If there was ever a sign of the Second Coming, it’s Democrats loaded with optimism.
Democrats aren’t known for being confident in this nation’s future, looking on the bright side, and expressing optimism. If Democrats ever do see a glass as half-full, it’s quickly downed by a Kennedy.
They are starting to see the light, however, and now Democrats are confident that the 2006 elections will finally give them backÃ‚Â control of the House, where they’ll be able to finally impeach Bush, Cheney, and make Rumsfeld clean their toilets (it’s hard to find good illegals these days… and get away with it).
Democratic leaders, increasingly confident they will seize control of the House in November, are laying plans for a legislative blitz during their first week in power that would raise the minimum wage, roll back parts of the Republican prescription drug law, implement homeland security measures and reinstate lapsed budget deficit controls.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said in an interview last week that a Democratic House would launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration, beginning with the White House’s first-term energy task force and probably including the use of intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. Pelosi denied Republican allegations that a Democratic House would move quickly to impeach President Bush. But, she said of the planned investigations, “You never know where it leads to.”
Yes, Nancy Pelosi’s facelift is set at “DefCon 4”, or “very tense”. She wants to be Speaker of the House so bad that she’s channeling the lateÃ‚Â Tip O’Neill through the congressional pork barrel for advice.
Normally, the only time you see a bunch of optimistic Democrats is when Republicans are about to jump out of an airplane wearing parachutes that were packed by Anna Nicole Smith, and, in an odd way, that’s exactly what Republicans are doing in this election.
Democrats have good reason to be optimistic. Many Republicans, thanks to their stance onÃ‚Â issues like illegal immigration, cutting deals with Democrats on judicial nominees (this was in the Senate, and there were only seven sellout Republicans, but many often pay for the sins of a few), have been shooting themselves everywhere but in the foot. The DemocratÃ‚Â optimism this breeds, in the days leading up to the election, will leadÃ‚Â Dems to try and scare last nights dinner out of you concerning what will happen if you continue to vote for Republicans (Democrat optimism draws its power from your frayed and pessimisticÃ‚Â nerves).
In other words, it’s the same strategy Democrats have employed since the donkey was in diapers, and it only works if Republicans help them, which they are.
“Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi”. Get used to saying that unless Republicans wake up, and even if they do, it’s getting late and they may not make it to work on time. ThisÃ‚Â may be a non-issue, since they may not have a job to go to shortly.
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