Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A sad day for America . . .

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the newest member of the U.S. Senate . . . Al Franken.  (Link to story here.)  And the sixtieth member of the Senate's Democratic caucus.  Sixty votes, of course, ends a filibuster and the only procedural weapon that the Republicans had.  

Cap-and-trade anyone?  Let's hope not.  Dick Morris was on Jamie Allman's show this morning on 97.1 FM Talk touting his new book, Catastrophe.  Morris identified Claire McCaskill as a Democrat who could be swayed to vote against the measure.  Use this link to send her an e-mail voicing your opinion.  Hopefully, Senator McCaskill will listen to her constituents' voices.

The Reuters story linked above did contain one hopeful factoid . . . "the last time either party had a filibuster-proof 60 senators was 1979 when Democrats held 61 and Democratic [sic] Jimmy Carter was president."  Why is that hopeful?  Just a year after the Democrats had their last super-majority, the American people rebelled against liberalism and Ronald Reagan was elected president.

Here's hoping for another rebellion against liberalism in the 2010 elections.

1 comment:

Latinmassgirl said...

An election blatantly stolen. Who ever would think he could get away with this in America???!!!!!!!