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Friday, December 13, 2013

Congress Acting Like Juveniles

The United States Senate is supposed to be where the more seasoned adults meet to govern.  It's been a deliberate chamber of 100 duly elected senators but that's no longer the case.

A few weeks ago, Harry Reid decided to eliminate the  filibuster when it came to confirming the president's nominees.  It's not it's as if he didn’t warn the GOP.  Mitch McConnell said that the Democrats would pay for that decision.  At the time, I thought Mitch might have a trick or two up his sleeve, but no,he decided that he would make the Democrats suffer by calling for pajama parties.  The president's nominees will get passed by simple majority, but they will have to work late into the night because the GOP will use the only toy in their toy box; the four corner stall. Harry Reid said if they want to go through the nonsense, he's willing to keep them there until Christmas.

John Boehner and the House of Representatives are taking their victory lap for passing a bipartisan bill that had to have 45 Democrats in order for it to pass.  I guess the House Republicans are sticking out their tongues and doing their victory dance because they finally had enough guts to go against the more conservative tea party. Someone should remind Speaker Boehner that he should've done this before the shutdown and there are the issues they can be passed with bipartisan support, such as immigration reform, increasing the minimum wage, background checks, extending unemployment benefits and a jobs and farm bill. I mean now that Boehner has found his mojo,let’s act on it.

Democrats need to take heed because if the House GOPers are going to start acting like adults, we can’t act like we are still dealing with the crazies.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Remember the GOP's fake outrage over the Senate not passing a budget for several years? Many Senate Republicans are naysaying the budget that was passed in the House for political gain.

Taxpayers can now see why the Dems didn't want to play the game.