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  •  Wow... A Congress Critter has recognized... (33+ / 0-)

    ... that the Legislative branch of government actually has some responsibility... and even power of their very own...!

    ...but I think we in Congress have an independent responsibility, and I fully intend to discharge that responsibility," Whitehouse said.

    Jeez, I wonder if he has been doing some independing reading of the Constitution and has taken what it says to heart about the legislative branch and it's powers?

    If Whitehouse carries through with this independent investigation, he has my full support.  I think he's one of the junior senators, however, so I don't expect he'll get far or have much in the way of congressional support (he obviously won't have any executive branch support, which disappoints me more than I can express).

    Good on Whitehouse.  Some of my ancestors were from Rhode Island; one was the first president of RI in the 1600s, and at least two or three others who followed him are in my family tree, too.  No Whitehouses in my family tree, but that's okay.  For a little state it still had/has some good people.


    by NonnyO on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 04:02:35 AM PST

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    •  Responsibility? (9+ / 0-)

      I thought the only responsibility an elected politician had was to get re-elected.

      "The time for justice is always right now!" - Samantha Booke, Wiley College debate team, 1935

      by Edgewater on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 04:35:26 AM PST

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      •  Actually, that's why one of our senators quit (20+ / 0-)

        Mark Dayton said most of the time he was expected to attend fundraisers for re-election, and he felt his responsibility was to the people back home and he wanted only to work for them, not waste his time at fundraisers, so he announced he'd finish his term and then not run for re-election.

        Amy Klobuchar was elected to replace him.  She's our junior senator and her record is very uneven, mostly DINO, since she votes with the Repukes most of the time.  It's very annoying.  I'm not sure I'll vote for her when she is up for re-election.  No, I'll not vote for a Repuke, but I can leave the ovals next to both names blank.... the equivalent of a Senator or Rep being noted as Present for a roll call vote but choosing not to vote.

        All politicians have become very annoying creatures.  I'll give them six months to redeem themselves and start acting like they have ethical and moral standards.  By then they should have enough time to organize investigative committees to look into the lies and war crimes committed and authorized by Bush and Cheney, and Obama should have enough time to sign on to the World Court so they can do something about Bush, Cheney, et alia, if our spineless chickenshit Congress Critters still refuse to do what's right.

        I want justice for those who died or were maimed for life for the sake of lies for oil and the profit margins of oil and mercenary corporations, not to mention Halliburton, Carlyle, etc.


        by NonnyO on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 05:13:16 AM PST

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