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"No Legislation without Explanation"
Posted by: McQ on Monday, July 02, 2007

That's the Mark Steyn line which hopefully begins to explain why the vast majority of Americans rejected the Senate and administrations latest attempt to ram legislation through without debate. As I mentioned in an earlier post, with the attention the new media can focus on such activities, the days of back-room deals within the nation's legislature are over.

Steyn pokes fun at those who truly embarrassed themselves in their attempt to fight this new paradigm:
Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., dismissed critics of the bill as "racist."

Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, complained that the peasants had somehow got hold of his phone number, and he felt "intimidated."

Sen. Trenthorn Lotthorn, R-Lottissippi, said: Who cares if they call? They could call 1-800-BLOWHARD (and leave off the "D" for "Deal's already done") 24 hours a day, and he still wasn't going to listen to them. "To think that you're going to intimidate a senator," he scoffed, "into voting one way or the other by gorging your phones with phone calls – most of whom don't even know where Gulfport is." (Gulfport is a port in the Gulf emirate whose grateful people Sultan Trent has ruled o'er lo these many years.)
I think the defeat of the immigration bill was a true "wake up and smell the coffee" moment for Congress. Let's see if they finally figure it out and if they do, how they react and adapt.
 
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I think the defeat of the immigration bill was a true "wake up and smell the coffee" moment for Congress
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I strongly suspect they are all suffering from fits of narcolepsy, and won’t change a damn thing.
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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I think the defeat of the immigration bill was a true "wake up and smell the coffee" moment for Congress. Let’s see if they finally figure it out and if they do, how they react and adapt
Excuse me, it’s the other way around isn’t it? Shouldn’t this disgraceful behavior and this disgusting attitude be the "wake up and smell the coffee" moment for the voters?

Graham, Voinovich, Lott, Reid etc are all long-time incumbents. If they don’t get voted out after this debacle, in my opinion they’re going to be entirely justified in holding those attitudes...
 
Written By: shark
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I strongly suspect they are all suffering from fits of narcolepsy, and won’t change a damn thing.
This congress isn’t sleeping, it’s metabolic processes are of interest only to historians, possibly a coroner.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
 
Written By: Tom Perkins
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If they don’t get voted out after this debacle, in my opinion they’re going to be entirely justified in holding those attitudes...
Entirely true, and with their incumbancy protection legislation (McCain-Feingold) in place, their odds of re-election are pretty good. We may deride their absorption by the Beltway collective, but as long as they keep on winning office, they get the last laugh.
 
Written By: Billy Hollis
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The bill was a good bill, based on a rational consideration of the situation. The opposition was populist and emotional. Now we get the status quo. Already, the issue has disappeared from the public eye. Nothing will be done.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
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Professor Erb’s comment contains three sentences: False, False and True.

Actually, that might be better than his average.
 
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