Skip to main content

View Diary: House back-benchers get assist from Steny Hoyer on pivot back to deficit (34 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I don't get it. (0+ / 0-)

    Pelosi is the Minority Leader, and Hoyer is the Whip.  Pelosi is Hoyer's boss, so why doesn't she tell Hoyer to knock it off?  Democrats gain nothing in the upcoming elections (never mind the detriments to the nation) if they focus on austerity.  It's hard to draw a line between yourself and republicans if you say the things republicans say.

    •  Obama is the President and he wants this. (0+ / 0-)

      He wants a Grand Bargain to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.  He's said so many times.  Nancy Pelosi has said we're in an "Era of Austerity."  Publicly.  They're just using the Republicans as an excuse to get people like you to continue to vote for them rather than bolting to an actual leftist party.  What's not to get?

      A new year, a time for many changes. Some we will like, some we won't.

      by Tommy Allen on Tue Mar 06, 2012 at 04:47:58 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (131)
  • Community (62)
  • Elections (39)
  • 2016 (37)
  • Environment (36)
  • Bernie Sanders (35)
  • Culture (30)
  • Hillary Clinton (30)
  • Media (29)
  • Republicans (29)
  • Climate Change (27)
  • Spam (23)
  • Education (23)
  • Congress (23)
  • Civil Rights (22)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (21)
  • Labor (21)
  • Barack Obama (21)
  • Texas (20)
  • Law (20)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site