Thursday, February 7, 2008

Can We Fire the Senate?

I wish we could fire them all. After the 2006 election, I had some modest optomism that the congressional democrats might show a little bit of a spine. That has not happened. In the latest move, Senate Republicans blocked an economic stimulus package. While the stimulus package was mostly smoke and mirrors, it would be nice to see something get done by the democrats. Watching Harry Reid cave on FISA, subpeonas, and children's health care gets really frustrating, but as Digby says Senate Republicans are Obstructionists of the highest order. We need to elect tougher Senators if we're ever going to see any real change.

4 comments:

One Fly said...

I agree but am not at all optimistic this will happen. After '06 we thought we would be leaving Iraq. There is something terribly wrong here. There is more going on here than meets the eye because it just does not add up.

DCup said...

I love those Republicans! The fuss and whine that it's a "do nothing Congress," but they're loathe to compromise with the Dems.

The Truffle said...

Still, I have a feeling 2008 will be a bloodbath for the GOP. There are 5-6 GOPers retiring from the senate and 28 in the House. Virginia will most likely flip Dem (the frontrunner is popular ex-governor Mark Warner). If there is a God, Mitch McConnell will become the next Senate minority leader to go down in flames in November.

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