05 January 2011

A Good Move To Start The New Congress

Incoming U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a fellow Ohioan, has the Organized Left wallowing in PSH this week.

Why? Because Mr. Boehner is having the entire United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, and additional amendments, read into the record. FIRST...... BEFORE the members of Congress do anything else.

A reminder of why they are there, and a reminder to members new and old of who they serve. That "who" being, "The People." That reading is scheduled for tomorrow, January 6, one day after members of the 112 Congress are sworn in, and looking at the clock that is in about one hour.

It is too bad the Senate won't be doing the same. Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and others are trying desperately to do away with the "filibuster" rule. Which, in essence, is to defy the very intent of the Founders of the U.S. You see, in case you didn't know, those very wise men fully intended for the Senate to be the more deliberative of the two bodies of Congress. Where legislation could be carefully reviewed. A filibuster stalls progress so that very kind of review can occur. And Senate democrats are in denial about the role of the Senate which they controlled for more than two years.

Hopefully, Boehner will bring back some decorum to the U.S. House after the drunken spending free-for-all that has existed under outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And in another case of ballsey irony, Ms. Pelosi is suddenly a deficit hawk, along with some of her colleagues in the Senate, stating that voters elected republicans to deal with the economy and not mess with healthcare. I would respectfully disagree, but I find it incredibly hypocritical that the party of the Left spent, spent, spent, spent, spent for years, made wild promises about fixing the economy (they didn't), rammed an enormously expensive healthcare boondoggle down the throats of the American public against their will (overwhelming opposition in every poll), and all of this far more costly to taxpayers than any Congress in history...

And then she has the gall to suggest that republicans had better do something about spending?

WOW. California is the land of make believe, and Ms. Pelosi is firmly planted in the middle of it.

Mr. Boehner, I wish you good luck this year and beyond. Please don't disappoint. Your freshman colleagues and you were elected to preside for a reason. Now that you have said what you are going to do . . . do what you told us you would do.