Sauce For Everyone!

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Posted on : 2/24/2010 06:02:00 PM | By : Dann | In : , , ,

Remember 2005.  The GOP controlled the U.S House of Representatives.  The GOP controlled the U.S. Senate.  The GOP controlled the White House.

The Democrats in the Senate were putting holds on then President Bush's nominees left and left.  Remember how the GOP thought it might be a good idea to do away with the filibuster and go with a straight 51 vote majority in the Senate?  Well this is what the Democrats said then.....





The money quote from then Senator Joe Biden:

"I pray God when the Democrats take back control we don't make the kind of naked power grab you are doing."

Sorry, Joe.  Prayer didn't work.

To be fair, some of the GOP "holds" are outrageous.  Senator Shelby's [R-MS] hold on roughly seventy administration appointments that he claims will be in place until....essentially....Boeing is awarded the contract to build 179 refueling tankers is clearly an outrageous abuse of Senatorial privilege.

At the same time, bills are being processed through the Senate every week.  The "people's work" is being done.  The extremist stuff....like health care....that does not enjoy popular support is being blocked.  That is how the Senate is supposed to work.

2005.....2010.....the only difference is the political labels of the people in the majority.

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