State Of Dis-union

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I was at first shocked and disgusted at the Democrats acting as uncivilized as the British Parliament (there's more than one irony in that) in their cheering gloat when W brought up the failure to fix social security with the following:

Congress did not act last year on my proposal to save Social Security, yet the rising cost of entitlements is a problem that is not going away

The rousing cheers and jeers were from a party that only pays lip service to bi-partisan action as long as it suits them.

Little did I know that W fully expected the Democrats to cheer! When I saw the look on W's face; the grin that says "gotcha" and he followed it up with his point:

and with every year we fail to act, the situation gets worse. So tonight, I ask you to join me in creating a commission to examine the full impact of Baby Boom retirements on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This commission should include Members of Congress of both parties, and offer bipartisan answers. We need to put aside partisan politics, work together, and get this problem solved.

The smirking of Hillary as W spoke was also telling. Does she not realize her actions are putting her so far out of the mainstream that she'll never be the presidential candidate that she clearly wants to be?

Why didn't any of the Democrats from Congress have the courage to put themselves up for the response? Why did a governor do it instead? That makes no sense at all!