We tried to help them, when they took over back in January, pumping them up with an anthem.
However, it appears that our Congress, and in particular, the Democratic Leadership, is tone-deaf.
We had to strongly urge Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to go table shopping... He had to attempt to wake them up from their nap... We came out and called like it was - Hypocrites, The Bunch of Them!
And yet, astoundingly, with a sitting president sitting down at Nixonian levels of popularity, the Congress, and, again as we pointed out, the Democrats, still are holding their regular meetings of The Blank Check Club.
Rather then make him sit there, in all his resplendent relevancy, they cave... They cower and shrink and cave.
The New York Times had an editorial about it today ...
We have to call on the First Lady of Jazz, Ms. Ella Fitzgerald, to take us out of the week
Snap your fingers and tap your toes (Well, musically, not that other way) to "Bush's Place (also known as C-Jam Blues - you decide what the "C" should be for).
Baby! take me down to Bush’s Place,
Softest Congress in town is Bush’s Place
Love that crying sound in Bush’s Place.
Republican Minorities do their tricks in Bush’s Place,
Idaho Senators swing their dicks in Bush’s Place
Come on! Get your bills passed in Bush’s Place!
You find yourself a threat, and when you want to met,
you look around and yell, “Terrorist!”
They fill your bill chock full of amnesty and shrink up
You’re jetting along with your Condi
It’s late second term, but baby, it’s still early!
If you’ve never been to Bush’s Place,
Take your bills into Bush’s Place
You'll get what you want in Bush’s Place
Listen To A Clip of Ella Fitzgerald, with Duke Ellington, Sing "Duke's Place"
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