Thursday, February 25, 2016

On Senate Obstruction

Once in a while I make the mistake of listening to the news. Lately, there's been talk about the Senate being "obstructionist" when it comes to Obama's pending nomination for the Supreme Court. "The Senate is obstructionist!" people will cry, somewhat cryptically. I guess I'm supposed to infer from this that the Senate is obstructing things in an obstructory fashion.

I think I got enough mileage out of that one. Time to move on.

In point of fact, it's not the Senate that's obstructionist, it's the voters, the citizens. Senators, a majority of them anyway. were elected by people who want Obama's choice obstructed. So it's not the Senate that should be receiving criticism, it's the people.

Wouldn't it be great to hear politicians and pundits yelling at the voters about this? How about a town hall meeting where politicians from, say, Massachusetts went down to, say, Alabama to yell at those people for having the temerity to oppose an Obama nomination?

It would be glorious.

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