Barack is trying to be a transformative figure in American politics, and I wish him success. Toward that end, he wants to let bygones be bygones. He also seems to lack any appetite for battling the Republicans. Maybe he's choosing his battles.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Nancy Pelosi wants to repeal the Bush tax giveaways to the wealthy right away instead of merely letting them lapse, and we seriously need to claw back a tiny portion of the money the rich have looted from the government and from the financial system.
Pelosi also wants to investigate the U.S. Attorney firing scandal and the Justice Department hiring scandal. I'm not sure that's where I'd start, but Americans and history really need full disclosure of the way the Bushists ran the government as if they owned it in fee simple.
There have to be consequences for the Republicans greater than harsh language.