Tuesday, September 14, 2010


The framers of the Constitution developed checks and balances to assure one branch didn't accumulate too much power.
But they never contemplated that one party could shut down the entire governmental system if it didn't get what it wanted.


Baxter said...

The use of the Filibuster was not anticipated by the framers, contrary to what you'll hear on FNC. The House had the same rule which they ditched in the 19th century as it made a mockery of democratic rule. The Senate should drop the Filibuster altogether. I think one good lawsuit could do the trick.

Hags said...

Gosh, Terry, are you talking about the Democrats??? You remember, the ones with control of the House, a veto proof majority in the Senate, and the Presidency.

If the leaders of those three bodies had demonstrated ANY interest in bipartisanship they could have done lots quickly. Instead, they had to have EVERYTHING THEIR way, so they created a unified Republican minority that would not acquiesce.

The Democrats rode roughshod over the filibuster to pass Obamacare. Pelosi actually said we have to pass the bill so you can know what is in it. You voted for them, you continue to support them, yet you bitch at the other side.

Not smart. Not dealing with reality.

You can do better.


Baxter said...

We lost the "veto proof majority" (if we ever had it) when Scott Brown was elected.

The American people overwhelmingly elected the Democrats to govern in 2008. The Republicans in the Senate have done a very effective job - through anachronistic rules - of thwarting the will of the voters.

Turnabout is fair play, no?