The Do Nothing Democrat Congress Continues The Trend

Is it partisan politics, Bush Derangement Syndrome, or simply sheer incompetence?

Though it’s sometimes hard to tell, the Bush Administration has another year left and a government to run in the interim. Is it too much to ask the Senate to do its job of advice and consent, and allow up-or-down votes on the more than 180 vacancies in the executive branch that remain in a state of suspended nomination?

Apparently so. Of the stalled appointees, most aren’t even controversial in the usual Beltway sense. They wait for jobs in such caldrons of partisanship as the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Census Bureau. Also waiting are four Defense Assistant Secretaries, an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security and an Undersecretary of Commerce. There are also 28 pending nominees to federal judgeships, including key appellate courts.

But, hey, they are good at continuing the pork they said they would stop with the 2006 elections.

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2 Responses to “The Do Nothing Democrat Congress Continues The Trend”

  1. Racist gun bans…

    Starting almost at the beginning our country’s history, there has been an effort to disarm the black man and his family. It paid no mind to whether they were free or slave men. This is one of the most onerous secrets that pervades society ’til today …

  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    The do nothing US Senate are what Clinton, Obama and McCain are all about! Now it’s up to Gov. Mike Huckabee!
    – 10 Little Indians down to 4 in 2008?

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