Good stuff from Tom Del Beccaro;
What a difference a year makes in the character of Democrats. In 2009, the Democrats in Congress were believing press accounts about the demise of the Republicans Party and the conservative movement. Amidst those false tailwinds, the Congressional Democrats took on America and its institutions. As the 2010 midterms approach, however, many of those same Democrats have turned tail and are running away from Pelosi, Reid and Obama amidst headlines like: “Democrats seek separation from Nancy Pelosi.” Unfortunately for them, it is too late to run away.
Former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts famously said that “Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.” Watts, of course, was assuming that when the whole world was looking even politicians would do what was right. In 2009, the whole world was looking at the Democrats. Would they build a new level of consensus by charting a middle course? Or would they follow Reagan’s paradigm that Democrats campaign in the middle and govern on the Left?
Sure enough, Reagan proved right and the Democrats proved arrogant. According to Eric Cantor, a leading Republican in the House, Obama told him “elections have consequences…and Eric, I won” when discussing tax policy. Cantor also says Obama once told Republican leaders to “stop listening to Rush Limbaugh…and do what’s right for the people.”
How’s that “most ethical Congress” turning out for Pelosi now?