Wading in a pool of abstraction © Robert Sommers 2023

Friday, May 21, 2021

Sleepy Joe meets Zeno


Nice not to wake up every morning worrying about some heinous, asinine thing the orange one may have done that night.

I am breathing easier. 

"I want to know what can we agree on, and let’s see if we can get an agreement to kick-start this, and then fight over what’s left, and see if I can get it done without Republicans if need be." Joe Biden

Biden dramatically revised his infrastructure plan in hopes of getting a deal with the GOP. Foolish really. Mitch McConnell will never engage with him in any compromise, he says that he is 100% against the Biden agenda.

I hope that Joe Manchin and Kirsten Sinema are paying attention. The Republicans do not know how to compromise and any move in their direction will only result in another step back, Zeno's paradox in action.

Those that have sought a bi partisan solution are getting gamed by an opposition that honestly has no interest in solutions, just regaining power.  And so you get a leader like Kevin McCarthy hanging his own Representative John Katko out to dry last week after he had been authorized to find middle ground on a January 6 commission.

They need to wise up and realize that the GOP has no serious interest in getting anything done. They are not sincere people and can not be trusted to do anything except undercut anything the President proposes, no matter how it benefits the country.

Might have to kill the filibuster. Pack the court. Do whatever it takes. Before they decimate Roe. Because that is surely coming next.


Anonymous said...

Wise words Robert! ~ Diane O

Ken Seals said...

Strange, I was thinking the same thing. But that was in 2017 when the Dems acted the very same way and worse.

Blue Heron said...

Guess it depends whose ox is getting gored...