Rich Galen

Whoa! What? Nancy Pelosi became Speaker? And the Democrats controlled the House? And the Senate? And they have controlled the budget committees for the past two years? So the "$1.3 trillion deficit, annual deficit" was adopted by the Democrat-controlled Congress?

Well, then, which Congressional Republicans could President Obama have been talking about? Must have been those Republican Chairmen of the House and Senate Budget Committees, U.S. Rep. John Spratt (D-SC) and Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND).

The A.I.G. contracts were put in place while Republicans Barney Frank (D-MA) and Chris Dodd (D-CT) were in control of the House and Senate Banking Committees. Those same two Guardians of the Working Man were supposed to be overseeing the S.E.C. while Bernie Madoff was playing Bernie Ripoff.

On a question about the Israel-Palestinian issue, the President said, "What we do know is this; that the status quo is unsustainable."

Those darned Republicans in the Congress again. There they were, day after day in charge of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unable to break through that status quo.

Say, just who was the Republican Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations over the past two years?

Oh, yes. Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE).

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at