Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
This week though provided a little insight that was not so obvious. For several weeks the republicans held up the bill that extended the extended funding for the long-term unemployed. Their excuse was that they didn't want to fund the bail out of the states, which was in the same bill.

Separately, the Senate pushed through a state bailout bill and Pelosi called back the Congress so that yesterday they could pass it, against the Republicans.

Obama fought and eventually won.

It is not impossible to beat the bastards...just a slow process with a lot of pain.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Wed Aug 11th, 2010 at 02:59:55 PM EST
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