Tag: Congress

Hail, Hail, The Gang’s All Here

Hail, hail the gang’s all here
What the heck do we care
What the heck do we care

That’s what the old song says. The strange thing is that the lyrics reflect my attitude of the current US Congress as they return from vacation, and the power goes from a do-nothing Democrat controlled Senate to a Congress entirely controlled by the Republicans.

Even though for the last several years the Senate was run by the very definition of an empty suit, Sen Harry Reid of Nevada, things will probably not get much better for the next two years. The reason is because our President is just as negligent to do his duty as was Harry Reid.

Because of this, things are not looking good for our Republic. The best we can hope for is grid-lock, but that is not likely to happen. In spite of Congress President Obama will continue to thumb his nose at the Constitution by issuing executive orders to anything that tickles his fancy.

On the Congressional front, he will veto any Keystone XL pipeline bill that is put on his desk, Secondly, he will veto anything that does not meet his standard of socialistic government. He will also oppose and veto any attempt to make Obama Care into a workable system, which it is not as of the present.

What can the nation do to maintain security, economy, and industry with a belligerent executive in power? There are few remedies. One is impeachment, and nobody in their right mind would want to give Vice-President Joe Biden a promotion. Biden is a famous foot-in-mouth dullard who cannot seem to distinguish a public podium from a bar stool.

So, the gang is all back in Washington, D.C. and I don’t care.

All I can do is to keep expressing my opinion and to pray. There’s enough trouble on the horizon for everybody to join in.

What Did The Congress Do?

I wrote an article the other day titled, What Will The Congress Do?. It was about the problems in Syria, our threat to take action against the Assad regime for using poison gas against innocent women and children in the Syrian civil war, and what the President or Congress might do about the situation. I don’t think I left much hope for anything intelligent happening.

I was right, and I was wrong. The Congress did not vote, and if they would have, apparently the President would not have gotten the votes to attack the Syrian government forces. In the meantime another player has appeared to take charge.

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, has stepped into the international leadership vacuum caused by the lack of leadership of Barack Obama. Wisdom has never bothered to visit Barry’s tortured mind. As a matter of fact, it can be said with only a little levity that Obama has been unconscious ever since he entered office in 2009.

On the off-hand remark of an unremarkable Secretary of State, John Kerry, Vladimir Putin has painted Obama and company into a corner, assuring that the Assad regime will survive, and the United States faces a middle-east as the largest irrelevant power in the history of the world.

So, Congress hasn’t done anything, and the President hasn’t done anything.

What else is new?