Our local DINO Artur Davis said on Tuesday that he will continue his opposition to health care reform. "I've said it's a no," he said.
What he's actually doing is ignoring the voters in his heavily Democratic district and pandering to the so called moderates* in Alabama in hopes of getting their votes in June. Or November.
I will be so glad not to be represented by Davis at the end of the current term. Maybe we can elect a congressional representative who sticks to the values that got them elected in the first place, rather than changing their stripes to meet the (supposed) expectations of a different electorate. I wouldn't be surprised if Davis' worst numbers come from the counties in his district.
Don't interpret that as an endorsement for Ron Sparks because I'm disappointed in him as well, after his comments about constitution reform. Somehow I will have to make a decision come June. Flip a coin? Throw a dart? Paint their names on two ping pong balls and make a lottery out of it? Cross over and vote for Roy Moore?
Meanwhile, Mooncat over at Left in Alabama posted this link to a Bloomberg story about the economy, and included this quote.
One year after U.S stocks hit their post-financial-crisis low on March 9, 2009, the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has risen more than 68 percent, and it’s up more than 41 percent since Obama took office. Credit spreads have narrowed. Commodity prices have surged. Housing prices have stabilized.
“We’ve had a phenomenal run in asset classes across the board,” said Dan Greenhaus, chief economic strategist for Miller Tabak & Co. in New York. “If he was a Republican, we would hear a never-ending drumbeat of news stories about markets voting in favor of the president.”
How long will we keep hearing from the Party of No about the failing economy under Obama when in actuality, things are looking good? Or at least, better and on the way to good.
As Mooncat said, Obama's "done this with no help whatsoever from Republicans in Congress, who have voted NO on every single economic initiative."
Wake up, people.
*there are no moderates in Alabama, only progressives and teabaggers, it seems.
And now, in this wonderland we call Alabama, let's get freaky-deaky.
Gaga in Wonderland (possibly NSFW in Alabama)