January 21, 2007

TICK...TICK...TICK...:

After House's '100-hour' rush, a Senate slowdown: Senators from both parties predict that every part of the House's agenda will see changes (Gail Russell Chaddock, 1/22/07, The Christian Science Monitor)

[T]he Senate's rules virtually guarantee that things move more slowly, even though Democrats now control that chamber, too. For one, they amplify the rights of minorities, including those of a single disgruntled senator. And if 41 of the 49 Senate Republicans stand together against a bill, they can ensure that it never comes to a vote.

As a result, senators on both sides of the aisle predict that every part of the House's 100-hour agenda will see changes before it clears Congress. Even those modifications, though, may not be able to avert a presidential veto in a majority of the bills.


When you're as whipped as the Democrats, it doesn't matter if you ever pass legislation..just finishing your busy work feels like victory.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 21, 2007 11:31 PM
Comments

In what way are the Democrats "whipped"? Your conclusion is unsupported by any of your evidence, which is a sign of a poor argument.

Posted by: Jack Harkness at January 22, 2007 3:23 PM

Their legislative program was minor enough to be an embarrassment to begin with, but even that won't pass. They have as little influence on the direction of American government as Republicans did during the liberal epoch--1932-1980.

Posted by: oj at January 22, 2007 8:06 PM
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