Tuesday, November 01, 2005

What happened today in the Senate?

I wonder if anyone would be able to tell me whent he last time an executive session was called in the Senate? And what for? I assumed when I first saw on Fox about the closed session that this was a publicity stunt. My suspicions were confirmed when I watched Reid have a press conference with fellow liberals Schumer and of all people.........Dick Durbin. Now, I am not trying to tell the democratic party how to run their public relations, but I will say that it doesnt help one's credibility to give a press conference on ANY issue with Dick Durbin. I have been pretty annoyed with a lot of the going-ons in the Republican party (and no, i do not mean Libby or Rove), but now my irritation with the elected socialists in our Senate has easily eclipsed that. Maybe this will have an effect opposite what Reid and his band of American hating collegues are intending, beginning the road to the President's impeachment. Maybe this will help to remind us what insanity we are up against and bring us back together and support this Administration.

2 Comments:

At 11/01/2005 08:49:00 PM, Anonymous The Jaded JD said...

Sure. The Senate was last moved into executive session on October 28, 2005. (See the right column of that day's Congressional Record.)Executive session is not a rare occurence: the Senate proceeds in executive session whenever it considers presidential nominations.

 
At 11/01/2005 11:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think this was executive session, but in any case this happens from time to time when they have to discuss classified information.

It is always by agreement between the leader and the minority leader. It is unheard of for a party to use it, without warning.

But the Senate rules allow that whenever two senators agree, they can make this happen. This is a good example of why senators have to be nice to each other -- any one or two of them can literally shut the senate down.

I think that, in addition to whatever else this was, it was another warning shot against the nuclear option. Remember Reid one day grabbed the mike and just wouldn't let go, to demonstrate how easy it is to take over the senate.

The problem is the Senate rules were made for a time when the minority were mature adults who were genuinely interesting in governing more than in planning for the next election. The Senate rules are no match for childish antics.

 

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