Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Dems already break post-campaign promise

So much for a bi-partisan spirit overtaking our nation's capital...

According to the Washington Post, the Democrats are planning to
blow off their campaign pledge of bi-partisanship.
[I]nstead of allowing Republicans to fully participate in deliberations, as promised after the Democratic victory in the Nov. 7 midterm elections, Democrats now say they will use House rules to prevent the opposition from offering alternative measures, assuring speedy passage of the bills and allowing their party to trumpet early victories.

Nancy Pelosi, the Californian who will become House speaker, and Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, who will become majority leader, finalized the strategy over the holiday recess in a flurry of conference calls and meetings with other party leaders. A few Democrats, worried that the party would be criticized for reneging on an important pledge, argued unsuccessfully that they should grant the Republicans greater latitude when the Congress convenes on Thursday.

Did anyone seriously think Democrats were going to keep their word? C'mon now, we're talking Democrats here!

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