Congressional Kabuki: Non-Electric Boogaloo Edition


Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website

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  1. Avatar pillsy says:

    On the one hand, you’re right that this is total nonsense and we should all mock it.

    On the other hand, it’s not like the Senate would actually be doing a ton of other useful stuff if it weren’t for this nonsense.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    How many of Hillary Clinton’s bills made it to a vote within a year or so of getting sworn in?Report

    • Avatar Philip H in reply to Jaybird says:

      How many of anyone’s bills make it? Who cares? It was a resolution of intent, not, you know, and actual authorization or appropriation. But hey, lets keep pounding Hillary as the enemy two years on . . . oh wait, we are still supposed to be pounding Obama aren’t we?Report

  3. Avatar Chip Daniels says:

    And what isn’t nonsense, is the changing climate and its effects.
    IMO, even a “Shoot for the Moon Wishful Dream Statement” is superior to our current strategy which is…Do Nothing.Report

  4. Avatar Philip H says:

    And yet he can’t be bothered to bring up the House resolution – passed 420 to 0 – demanding full release of the Mueller report. Since the math may be fuzzy – that means a LOT of House Republicans voted for it. Probably because they knew the Senate would kill it but still . . .Report

  5. Avatar Stillwater says:

    “Republicans want to force this political stunt to distract from the fact that they neither have a plan nor a sense of urgency to deal with the threat of climate change. With this exercise, the Republican majority has made a mockery of the legislative process,” said Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Shumer (D-NY)

    “This is nonsense, and if you’re going to sign on to nonsense, you ought to have to vote for nonsense,” said Sen. McConnell.

    Mitch McConnell once again shows that he’s better at politics than Schumer (who is just awful at politics, so the bar is pretty low).Report

    • Avatar Philip H in reply to Stillwater says:

      Harry Reid should never have been Democratic Leader in the Senate, nor should he have been replaced with Chuck Schumer. Its part of why I am not happy that so many younger more charismatic and more strategic Senators in the Democratic Party are running for President. Some of that talent is needed on the Hill.Report