Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Steroids cause obstruction

There's been an active discussion in recent months of a Republican strategy to block basically any and all federal legislation proposed by Democrats. For instance, the Senate has already set a session record for filibusters--and there's still nearly a year to go in the session. Seizing on then-Sen. Trent Lott's comments early in the session that "the strategy of being obstructionist can work or fail … and so far it’s working for us," Democrats have taken to calling the GOP, the "Grand Obstructionist Party."

While calls of obstructionism fly back and forth every session, you really have to wonder whether there really is something behind these charges when Republicans take to stalling bipartisan legislation on steroid misuse.

C'mon folks. Get something done.


Anonymous said...

Yea less cut off taxpayers funding for colleges, then they would have to fire 90% of wacko professors and the rest would have full time jobs, doing what they paid to do . TEACH. The Duke 88 proved they do not have enough to do. We have enough real problems in America, let the sports oweners take care of the drug problem.

Bubba said...

You're right, Dave.

The Republicans shouldn't act the way the Dems did when they were the minority party.

I mean, isn't there some kind of rule that says only Dems get to obstruct?

Dave Ribar said...


You must be unfamiliar with the word "record," which means in this context the highest or best rate, amount, etc., ever attained. If Republicans have set a record for filibusters (in half a session mind you), they are acting differently from Democrats.