Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Public speaking 101

U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, D-Birmingham, came home Monday and summed up in two sentences the reasons that President Bush's proposal to move Social Security toward privatization likely will fail if it comes to a congressional vote in the next year or two.

"Democrats don't like it ... because we don't like gambling with a program that helps people," Davis said. "Republicans don't like it because they're, by and large, fiscal conservatives (who) don't think borrowing $3 trillion is a neat thing to do."

Davis also wowed a crowd of 300 with lines like this one: "Social Security says that we owe things to people regardless of who and what they are; we owe things to people who can't do anything for us because we're big enough and noble enough to believe in that."

Something tells me the U.S. House won't be the last stop in this guy's political career.

2 Comments:

Blogger SJ said...

The Democrats need balls. They just do! Every Democratic leader from every state needs to grow them. Pass it along. :)

Oh, and I also think Artur Davis is eyeing US Senate seats as well

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My boss is the sh*t.

-WN

9:24 PM  

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