July 18, 2007

"As the sun rose over the Capitol this morning, bleary-eyed senators..."

So, that happened.

20 comments:

Roger said...

This is a good thing. As long as they are engaging in legislative masturbation, they can't do much damage on other legislative fronts. With any luck they will all expire from exhaustion and we can replace them all. Do they even have enough votes for cloture? Certainly not the 67 needed to override the next veto.

AJD said...

"We can replace them."

We? Who is that, Roger? You and the 22% of Americans who favor this failed president.

You are in the utter minority, pal. Except, of course, in Annie's World.

SteveR said...

What a waste of time, business as usual. Cost us less money than a pork laden appropriations bill so I can't complain too much. That Harry Reid, he keeps setting the standard.

Roost on the Moon said...

I love that picture. There is something deeply funny about prominent men on cots. In their black socks.

Christy said...

Do they have wi-fi available in the chamber to keep them engaged/productive/entertained while waiting out filibusters? Hmmm, get 99 senators into World of Warcraft and they wouldn't care how long a filibuster lasts. They might even forget to fill the pork barrel.

Roger said...

AJD: What in the world are you talking about?--upon what basis do you assume I favor the president? I am simply making fun of the Senate which given Harry Reid's latest escapade, is very easy to do. And all of them should be replaced, except for possibly Jim DeMent, Tom Coburn, and Russ Feingold, all of whom I admire.

MadisonMan said...

Very crisp blog entry.

ricpic said...

Heroic.
Heroic Senators.
Great Patrician Leaders.
We Salute You.
Mighty Wastes Of Space.

Fen said...

ajd: We? Who is that, Roger? You and the 22% of Americans who favor this failed president.

You're misreading the polls. I'm part of the 78% who do not favor Bush, but I still support our mission in Iraq.

And yes, I'd like to replace the current crop of congressional weasels, both Republican and Democrat. If you think Bush mismanaged the war, wait till you see what Congress does with it. Warfighting by committee - did we not learn anything from Vietnam?

peter hoh said...

So, who takes credit for the sun rising today?

hdhouse said...

ahhhh dear neo-Geo P'rs

What ever happened to that straight up or down vote you guys used to love so much?

Just curious. Did you loose it along with your ethics or before your hypocracy won out? Must have lost it sometime.

do nothing republican grunts.

Pogo said...

So did anyone at all fall for Reid's goofy posturing here? What a buffoon. He simply did not have the votes, and miscalculated (again, it seems) that some hackneyed stunt would be effective in a hail mary sort of way.

Good Lord what an ass. How proud the Democrats must be, and Nevada, for Reid's repeated sound-and-fury-signifying-nothingness.

Tim said...

Bush's biggest problem with the Dems was failing to frame al Qaeda as either corporate polluters, HMOs, tax cheats, union-free Wal-Mart, Christian fundamentalists or members of his Administration.

Had he done so, the Dems would be waging this war with a vigor not seen since December 8, 1941. Killing 3,000 in New York and the Pentagon clearly wasn't enough.

SteveR said...

HDH: You make a decent point but I'll wait and see if it happens on a vote for a Supreme Court Justice, not this kind of vote. I think there's a big difference as it relates to what the Senate's proper role is, in each case. Fair criticism, nonetheless but its apples and oranges, IMO.

Fen said...

hdhouse: Did you loose it along with your ethics or before your hypocracy won out?

Oh please. You still pine for Clinton, a man who gets off on sexually assualting women. You're the last person here to speak of ethics or hypocrisy.

James said...

Don't you just love how each side (both the Members themselves and the onlookers) always conveniently hate the filibuster when they're in the majority and love it when they're the minority? As for most of the comments on here, say what you want about the Democrats continually bringing up bills that don't have enough votes, but at least I haven't heard the talk about changing Senate rules to overhaul the filibuster and make it useless (like those sudden fans of the filibuster, the Republicans, when they were in the majority).

Revenant said...

"We can replace them."

We? Who is that, Roger? You and the 22% of Americans who favor this failed president.

Where'd "22%" come from? Bush's approval rating is currently around 30% and has never dropped below 26. The last President to achieve a 22% was Truman.

Besides, we're talking about Congress. Who does or doesn't support George Bush is irrelevant to that discussion -- it is the 70% of Americans who think the Democratic Congress is doing a bad job and the 22% minority that feels otherwise that matter here, wouldn't you say? Heck, it is easier to find a Bush supporter than a Congress supporter these days, although admittedly not MUCH easier.

You are in the utter minority, pal.

There are lots of minority positions out there. If you support George Bush, Dick Cheney, Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid you're in a small minority. If you support either Congress or the President, you're in a minority. If you want Hillary Clinton to be President you're in a minority; ditto for Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama or John McCain.

The only political majority out there is that of people disgusted with Washington in general.

hdhouse said...

Fen said...
"Oh please. You still pine for Clinton, a man who gets off on sexually assualting women. You're the last person here to speak of ethics or hypocrisy."

Actually I was the first person here to speak of hypocrisy Fen. Neo-Geo-Pee'rs are usually the last on anything moral.

Cedarford said...

Just another dog and pony show from the assholes.

No different than the abject pandering & bootlicking to activists that was on display in the Terri Schiavo Fiasco when the "other" pack of assholes were calling the shots.

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Meanwhile, in other news, Barbara Boxer wrenched the title of "stupidest Senator" back from Mel Martinez.

And Lindsay Graham lengthened his lead as both the oily-est, sleaziest weasel in the Senate, and the most disliked. His competitors, Chuck Schumer in the sleaze department and Arlen Spector as "most disliked
on Capital Hill are both so vain that they are highly disappointed to be losing out to the SC lawyer-snake.

Gahrie said...

AJD:
"We can replace them."

We? Who is that, Roger? You and the 22% of Americans who favor this failed president.

You are in the utter minority, pal. Except, of course, in Annie's World.


No, not the 34% who think President Bush has done an excellent or good job, the 86% who are dissatisfied with the current Congress.

By the way, that means President Bush's numbers are more than twice as good as those for Congress.