Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


David Sirota summarizes a Rolling Stone article about the state of Congress, and how deals are cut these days. Considering the recent passage of the obese highway bill, the piece is particularly timely.

From Sirota's piece at the Huffington Post:

"The problem with Congress is largely a problem with the corruption of the GOP. But, that said, the problem also involves Democrats, a powerful cadre of whom seem comfortable in the minority, and seem comfortable selling their souls to the highest corporate bidder. Unless Democrats really change, unify, and take up policies that challenge Congress's bought-off behavior, they will not be able to electorally capitalize on corruption."

No argument here.


At 8/12/2005 02:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if I agree with the statement that the GOP is a main reason for the corruption problem. Corruption and Pork Spending has been in the govenrnment for years. It's not like this just started with the Republican controlled Congress of recent times. My opinion is that both sides are there for the largest bidder. I think the Democrats have actually moved more towards this since Clinton. The Democrats are equal to the Elephants in my book.

Scott, insert your response here. Just curious on your expanded views here. I also heard a rumor that the Brewers really sucked this past week.


At 8/12/2005 02:12:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

I think Sirota was speaking to Congress as it stands today. Since the GOP controls both houses, they have the ability to reform the institution. Agreed that historically both parties are guilty of whoring themselves out to K Street lobbyists.

At 8/12/2005 10:28:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Oh yeah, the Brewers. They fucking lost to the Reds tonight after they got swept by the Cards. Way to ruin a homestand, fellas.


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