Video: The do-nothing Democratic House

posted at 3:23 pm on December 5, 2007 by Allahpundit

The latest from GOP House deputy whip Eric Cantor, who continues to try to leverage the ‘Net. As usual, he shows admirable foresight and tech friendliness, but the quality’s just a little iffier than it should be. Call me biased but our own resident one-man gang managed to turn out slicker spots than this during the shamnesty fiasco with a camcorder, some editing software, and an old copy of Adobe After Effects. Perhaps they need to bring in some help? Pssst, congressman: Pay her whatever she asks for.

Also, do we really want to fault Pelosi for not passing health-care or immigration reform? That’s good news, right?


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I’ll give him some credit for effort. At least it’s something. Not terribly hard-hitting, though. As far as quality, I thought it was a bit cheesy, but maybe that’s just because I find sports metaphors kind of annoying.

CP on December 5, 2007 at 3:32 PM

That’s good news, right?

Gridlock is good.

Valiant on December 5, 2007 at 3:37 PM

Also, do we really want to fault Pelosi for not passing health-care or immigration reform? That’s good news, right?

Well who was pushing for immigration reform in the first place? It was the gop and you can’t convince me they don’t hate the base for forcing them to kill it.

jeffshow on December 5, 2007 at 3:38 PM

the quality’s just a little iffier than it should be.

You are 110% right on that, the concept is ok but the clips they chose blow chunks. Where is the Viking fumble recovery that was run back the wrong way for a touch down {for the other team} or the poor slob that was the agony of defeat on wild world of sports for years or the clip of the javelin thrower that impaled one of the judges I mean with the internet you could have found some more fitting clips to choose from. And what are up with all the soccer clips this is America we don’t do soccer here.

Mojack420 on December 5, 2007 at 3:38 PM

Also, do we really want to fault Pelosi for not passing health-care or immigration reform? That’s good news, right?

He’s not talking to us. This is clearly targeted at the Democrat and Democrat-leaning independents who helped give Pelosi and Co. the reins of power in 2006. He’s showing them that all the goals they hoped the Dems would accomplish for them have failed miserably. I don’t know how effective this message is for them, though, because they know for a fact a Republican House wouldn’t even try to push the kind of immigration reform and health care that those voters want to see.

Kudos to him for at least pointing out that the Dem Congress sucks and exposing them for the ineffective stooges they are.

aero on December 5, 2007 at 3:41 PM

I don’t know how effective this message is for them, though, because they know for a fact a Republican House wouldn’t even try to push the kind of immigration reform and health care that those voters want to see.

aero on December 5, 2007 at 3:41 PM

To correct myself, maybe they would.

aero on December 5, 2007 at 3:43 PM

With the monkeys in charge of the Primate house, “do nothing” is good news.

mojo on December 5, 2007 at 3:45 PM

Considering the GOP’s record this past year, I don’t think there’s that much to be bragging about. That low approval rating is a reflection of Congress in general, not just one party. The Republican party needs to seriously wake up and take some lessons from last year’s defeat.

matthewbit07 on December 5, 2007 at 3:46 PM

What’s the best message we can take from this going forward?

Don’t put a liberal woman in charge.

Of anything.

Our nation included.

fogw on December 5, 2007 at 3:50 PM

our own resident one-man gang

Heh. One-Man Gang.

“Do-nothing” is about the best we could hope for. Granted, they’ve wasted millions of taxpayer dollars to “investigate” nothing ad nauseam, but they could have been fighting even harder to lose the war, give aid & comfort to the enemy, and get our troops killed. For having the lunatics in charge of the asylum, it could have been worse.

ReubenJCogburn on December 5, 2007 at 3:55 PM

I liked the clip. A lot. Better than Tanc’s anyway. It was fun, lighthearted, but serious at the same time.

And, maybe it isn’t too fair to compare the clip to Bryan’s videos during shamnesty…can anyone really compare to Bryan on the camera and editing software?

nailinmyeye on December 5, 2007 at 3:57 PM

Also, do we really want to fault Pelosi for not passing health-care or immigration reform?

What about all the earmarks for “rat” contributors that was attached to the Iraq supplemental? Can we still fault her for that? I somehow think she should be held accountable for using the well-being of our troops for her political agenda.

What about the fact that William Jefferson is still roaming the halls of Congress with committee assignments and without one appearance before the ethics committee? Can we still fault her for that?

What about Tunagate that would have given employers in her district a unique exemption from labor laws that applied to virtually every other inch of American soil? Can we still fault her for that?

What about her friendship and support of Jack Murtha as Majority Whip? Can we still fault her for that lack of judgement?

Just asking……. Seems like there is plenty of valid criticism even if amnesty attempts were thwarted.

highhopes on December 5, 2007 at 4:00 PM

ReubenJCogburn on December 5, 2007 at 3:55 PM

And that’s exactly what I look like…when I’m editing Shamnesty ads.

Bryan on December 5, 2007 at 4:02 PM

weak

RobCon on December 5, 2007 at 4:04 PM

I love gridlock.

Its the 4th branch of government which keeps the other 3 in check.

Labamigo on December 5, 2007 at 4:05 PM

And that’s exactly what I look like…when I’m editing Shamnesty ads.

Bryan on December 5, 2007 at 4:02 PM

You are sooo lucky that my Photoshop skilz are nonexistent. Because that just begs for one.

ReubenJCogburn on December 5, 2007 at 4:06 PM

The bigger trouble is Pelosi thinks she did good, like they had a successful run. So the success is failing on everything they touched? What away to run the country! What’s the next congress going to be like – stop not doing anything, but try going backwards to claim success?

countywolf on December 5, 2007 at 4:10 PM

Also, do we really want to fault Pelosi for not passing health-care or immigration reform? That’s good news, right?

I agree. The House has been much less worrisome than it could have been. It appears (no surprise) that, like the GOP, the Democratic Party can’t/won’t actually get anything done (other than earmarks to maintain power). Whether this ineffectiveness is because solving problems would remove campaign topics or for some other reason), things could be worse.

Jens on December 5, 2007 at 4:23 PM

The Dems in flames is good for America.

But don’t forget that they just blame Republicans, and their zombie following believes them.

I used to be a zombie, and know of what I speak.

Hening on December 5, 2007 at 4:28 PM

I believe the current Congress is biding their time for now.

They aren’t cracking the whip and overhauling or country, and our constitution, yet, because of the upcoming elections. They’re not going to lose any of the dyed-in-the-wool liberal Democrat voters no matter how ineffectual the Democrats are right now. They’d never vote for any Republicans anyway, and the 3rd party parties are not viable.

Couple that with the Democrats nott wanting to alienate the fence sitters, plus they’re trying to win some hearts and minds from the other parties. They’re betting that there will be a huge Democrat majority in the houses, and a Democrat President, in 2008… then the proverbial $hit is going to hit the fan. They’re holding their cards close to their chest and when they play their hands, 2008-2012 (and quite possibly 2008-who knows) is going to be one helluva a term for the country if the 2008 elections go the way I’m guessing they’ll go.

All the things they’re not doing today, is going to cascade down on us like an avalanche in the near future, and man, it’s going to get ugly. Madam Pelosi and Crew will have a lot of atoning to do, and I bet they’re chomping at the bit to do it. I have no clue how many Supreme Court seats are coming up for appointments in the next 5 years, if any, but barring some horrendous Democrat scandal(s), they’ll be getting real busy soon enough.

…and the Republicans are practically bending over backwards to help make it all happen!

/ 02¢

SilverStar830 on December 5, 2007 at 5:29 PM

Also, do we really want to fault Pelosi for not passing health-care or immigration reform? That’s good news, right?

It would have been nice if they went along with Bush’s SCHIP proposals, but you have a point (and I’d add “mortgage crisis” to that list). But the rest of it is really good, particularly the facts on delayed tax returns, the AMT fiasco, and the 40 lost votes – and the visuals are oh so entertaining.

Buy Danish on December 5, 2007 at 6:50 PM

And it will take a women to clean the house,
maybe Pelosi should of hired maids,and accept
for surrender,illegal immigration,and the threat
of cutting funds to the troops,yup,the Liberal’s
set themselves up nicely for the up coming election.

canopfor on December 5, 2007 at 7:32 PM

geesh, at least he’s doing something. The delay on tax refunds will strike a note with folks who still believe they are stiffing the federal government when they get their checks every year. The GOP just has to drop and set and start hammering these idiots and handing their collective rears to them.

The wicked witch and her band of flying monkeys running congress has handed the GOP gift after gift on a sterling silver platter and they have yet to feast on the cornucopia of incompetence.

jdsmith0021 on December 5, 2007 at 10:22 PM

They should fund our troops. Other than that, grid-lock is very, very good.

Zorro on December 6, 2007 at 6:46 AM

Maybe it’s just me, but after their “glorious” victory, this Congress seems to be the most useless, embarassing, impotent part of our entire national government. Nancy Pelosi and Ralph Reid have been utterly obstructionist in every possible way.

What in hell do these people think they are trying to accomplish?! We have enemies who are more benevolent than them.

thejackal on December 6, 2007 at 1:30 PM