Michael Steele, the leader of the Republican party, except when he isn’t and Rush leads, has stated:
“The feeling in some circles is that this health care train has left the station with the president at the wheel, and Republicans better jump on board,” says our host.
“Well I’m the cow on the tracks,” proclaimed Steele. “You’re gonna have to stop the train to get this cow off the track to move forward.”
That statement is pretty hilarious, considering a cow is female. Apparently, Steele will then be dressed in drag, a picture nobody should be required to see, let alone visualize.
However, besides the ridiculous statement, what he is proving is the fight is a long way from being over. Even though the bill passed the financial committee, with the help of one Republican, to get the bill passed by both houses, and in a form that will actually benefit the people of this country, will require some serious debate.
Our President will have to step out of his comfort zone and start using the fact Democrats control congress to our advantage. So far, he hasn’t shown a whole lot of leadership ability in that area. He needs to quit sniping at news pundits and get on with the business of seeing to it true health care reform, as he promised, is passed. Putting road blocks like Steele in their place shouldn’t be all that difficult when you control congress. The Democrats need to remember that trains have cow catchers on the front for a reason. Start using it.
(picture cabbaged from mudflats) jammer5