01/04/07 — 100 days of what? New Democratic action plan sounds like politics as usual

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100 days of what? New Democratic action plan sounds like politics as usual

OK, they won. So, it should be no surprise to anyone that the first words out of the mouths of the new leaders of the Democrat-led House of Representatives would be what they plan on doing right away now that their party has the power.

So issuing a 100-day plan for domestic priorities is not that much of a shock — and not unlike actions of the majority parties of the past.

And what is also not so different are the weeks preceding today’s power shift during which Democratic leaders promised to set partisanship aside and to move toward progress not politics.

Right.

Another new year. Another bunch of politics. That’s the name of this game.

And now we will have to wait and see if anyone remembers that what is supposed to be happening is progress toward change in Iraq, and political parties working together for the benefit of the country — not partisan bickering, political stalemates and a whole bunch of finger-pointing.

The Democrats have their chance to show that they heard the country’s message. After 100 days, we can see just how well they understood it.

Published in Editorials on January 4, 2007 11:15 AM