Skip to main content

Today Chuck Todd of MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown was doing some political analysis on the President’s press conference with Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibb and Republican Strategist John Feehery. They discussed the seemingly powerless president mostly because of Republicans’ inability to work with him. The following dialogue was amusing but rather sad because the current political stalemate affects millions of poor and middle class Americans.

Chuck Todd: This idea that there is not, you know the president you say look powerless, you say the Republicans don’t fear him, yet they don’t seem to have a cohesive strategy or agenda. There was a political article this morning about Kevin McCarthy and Eric Kantor, numbers 2 and number 3 in the house Republicans and it is clearly one of the sides decided to leak something about this meeting that they were fighting and disagreeing on a strategy for instance on how to deal with healthcare.

John Feehery: I love those stories that leaked out on internal Republican….. I think that leadership is frustrated; they are frustrated with each other.  And they are also frustrated with the fact that out of the house they really can’t pass gas. It’s really been one of those situations. [Funny chatter]  They just don’t have the votes. It’s not a leadership problem it’s a “follow ship” problem.

That over 90% of Americans wanted more gun safety with the institution of comprehensive background checks and that could not get passed is shameful. That changes were made to the sequester only to remove the inconvenience it caused air travelers (mostly the affluent) and politicians while leaving “meals on wheels”, cancer therapy, and many other programs that affect the poor and middle class without funding is shameful.

Middle class America, Poor America, and all those affected are starting to mobilize. Yesterday Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire was confronted by the daughter of the slain principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School for her no vote on background checks. This is just the beginning. John Feehery will soon realize that while they “can’t pass gas”, they will be simply passing through Congress till thee next election if they don’t start representing we the people.



LIKE My Facebook PageVisit My Blog: EgbertoWillies.com

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site