Wapo- Democrat-controlled Senate- a new standard for dereliction of duty.

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  1. Trajan
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    well, I applaud Dana Milbank for stepping out of the bubble and calling it like it is.

    Apparently the Senate is just a hothouse of mismanagement and chaos....and, inho this is simply because they are boxed in and they know it, so they will do nothing but scream mediscare, its all they got....

    I asked in a thread a few weeks ago;


    Wheres the Plans Mr. President?

    Dick Durbin: Social Security could kill budget deal - Meredith Shiner - POLITICO.com

    Will Democrats agree to cut Social Security? - Yahoo! News

    Coburn Quits Gang of Six Budget Talks - Yahoo! News


    this Friday the May job report is due from the BLS and its apparently going to be atrocious. Humm, maybe another campaign stop will help.......



    Congress clocks in to clock out


    At 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Senate came to order. Forty-one seconds later, it adjourned.

    During this legislative session, there was no bill under consideration, no debate on the floor, not even an opening prayer or a pledge of allegiance. The only senator in the chamber was Mark Warner (D-Va.), the presiding officer.

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    The Senate is supposed to be in Memorial Day recess this week. But the chamber is so ungovernable that Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn’t even have the votes to declare a recess. So he decided instead to have a few “pro forma” sessions, such as Tuesday’s, allowing senators to take a vacation without voting for it.

    In a sense, the Senate has been in a pro-forma session all year … Although there’s general agreement that the most pressing issue facing the federal government is its runaway finances, the Democrat-controlled Senate hasn’t passed a budget in 762 days, a new standard for dereliction of duty.


    It is just the sort of thing that offends Americans about Washington: The triumph of tactical advantage over the national interest. Democrats were understandably embarrassed about voting themselves a vacation so soon after abandoning their budget responsibilities. So when Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the top Republican on the budget committee, demanded a roll-call vote on the recess, Reid used the pro forma loophole.

    Congress clocks in to clock out - The Washington Post
     
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    Just as Dingy Harry Reid prefers it?
     
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    This is very sad. It was a huge mistake allowing the Democrats to continue controlling the Senate. The American People failed on that one. The Democrats failed miserably with a Super Majority. So this shouldn't be surprising to anyone. Better make 2012 count America. Dems gots to go. Make it happen America.
     
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    That's OK...A good majority of Statist Democrats are up for the vote in 2012...They are in fear for their political lives...they will be soundly ejected...
     
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    I certainly hope so.
     
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    Gee whillickers and o gollies, daveman, how can you say incompetence? From the picture it's obvious Nancy has shared with Harry her botox secrets! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Photo caption: "My fist represents the Federal Government, and Harry -- bend over, Harry -- represents the American taxpayer."
     
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    The American People committed a huge Blunder in the last Elections. The Democrats should not be running anything at this point. The Senate is a dismal failure just like the House was all those years they controlled it. Hopefully the American People will catch on and give the Dems the boot in 2012. I guess we'll see.
     

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