At any rate, The Hill is reporting on statements made by V.P. Biden last night:
The "heavy lifting is over" when it comes to the Obama administration's legislative priorities this year, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday evening.
Biden said now that Wall Street reform is finished and signed into law, the administration could go out and make its political case for its accomplishment.So, let me get this straight: climate change, the Gulf Oil spill, immigration, jobs, unemployment benefits (which will be an issue again in November), and the Bush tax cuts expiration (which will be an issue by the end of the year) are no longer important since the massive Wall Street reform bill has passed? Now the administration can simply go out and talk about how much its accomplished - before anything has even happened? Now, for the rest of the year everyone should focus on campaigning? Are you kidding me?
“Now that the heavy lifting is over, we can go out and make our case,” Biden said at a fundraiser in North Carolina, according to a pool report.