Newly elected Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) ran into a buzz saw on ‘Face the Nation’ this morning ( Sunday, 1/2/11)…
That buzzsaw was veteran Democratic House members Chief Deputy Whip Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) who reminded the incoming Republican….
……Wasserman Schultz said “what remains to be seen is whether members like Mike Kelly are going to be able to turn their essentially campaign rhetoric into some kind of reality.”
“Because with all due respect to his response, there isn’t any ‘there’ there,” she said. “I mean, we haven’t heard any concrete proposals. Anthony is absolutely right. We’ve only heard attacks on what they don’t like.”
Weiner said “Republicans have come in saying that they’re going to not raise the debt ceiling and they’re going to allow the full faith and credit of the American people to go down the tubes.”
“It’s their ship to run now,” the liberal congressman continued. “This is an adult game now.”
The conversation continued and included this back and forth….
“You know, this is what America loves,” Kelly responded. “This is what America loves, both sides pointing the finger at the other saying, ‘No, it’s your fault.’ ‘No, it’s your fault.’”
“It’s not about fault,” Wasserman Schultz responded. “What are you going to do?”
“When we talk about having adult conversations, then we really have to start acting like adults,” Kelly said. “…I don’t know how in the world you folks go home and look these people in the eye and say, ‘We’ve done a great job. We’ve done a great job. Your country’s $14 trillion in debt.’”
Weiner fired back at Kelly. “First of all, the ‘you folks’ stuff — now you are one of those folks,” he said. “And it is your job in the majority party to govern. And the first thing the Republicans did when they took back the House the last time is they drove the government to a shutdown. And I guess, from what I’ve heard Michele say and you say, that’s what’s going to happen again. But all the ‘you’ stuff — that has to end today.”
It’s gonna be REAL interesting up on the Hill this week…..
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