Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The Fuse Fizzled Out...

The United State Senate has proven itself to be nothing more than a group of spoiled children. They seem to refuse to do what is needed for the country and continue to waste time on their own little ideas of what is right and wrong for the United States. Now they have shown themselves to be a bunch of self-serving wimps. They “reached an agreement” to allow an up or down confirmation vote for Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor. What really occurred was more business as usual from these guys. They have managed to once again spin their wheels and do nothing. The reality is that the Democrats did not have enough votes to stop the nuclear option to end the filibuster and the Republicans know that someday they will not be in control and did not want to remove their chance to be spoiled kids when it is their turn.

You have to love some of the quotes from these guys.

"We have lifted ourselves above politics," agreed Sen. Robert C. Byrd D-W.Va., "And we have signed this document ... in the interest of freedom of speech, freedom of debate and freedom to dissent in the United States Senate."

"This agreement is meant in the finest traditions of the Senate it was entered into: trust, respect and mutual desire to see the institution of the Senate function in ways that protect the rights of the minority." — Sen. John McCain R-Ariz.

"The Senate is back in business." — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

"Tonight the Senate has worked its will on behalf of reason and behalf of responsibility. We have sent President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and the radical arm of the Republican base an undeniable message: Abuse of power will not be tolerated, will not be tolerated by Democrats or Republicans. And your attempt, I say to the vice president and to the president, to trample the Constitution and grab absolute control is over." — Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

What a bunch of hot air! This will all come back again when the time comes to nominate a justice for the Supreme Court. Why do we tolerate this 100-member club doing nothing? Hey members of the Senate, why aren’t you working on stabilizing Social Security, securing out southern border, stopping U. S. jobs from being outsourced, equalizing the trade imbalance with China, and many of the far more pressing issues? Maybe they think these things will just go away…


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