McCaskill: Congress Is Only Supposed To Do Easy Popular Things

3 comments November 19th, 2009at 11:36am Posted by Eli

Well, this is certainly inspiring:

Senate Majority Leader Reid Tuesday said Democrats will try to move a climate and energy bill early next year as part of a larger effort to address the economy.

“We’re going to try to do that sometime in the spring,” Reid said about the climate bill.

(…)

Some senators are skeptical lawmakers will be ready to tackle another huge issue after finishing health care. “After you do one really, really big, really, really hard thing that makes everybody mad, I don’t think anybody’s excited about doing another really, really big thing that’s really, really hard that makes everybody mad,” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said. “Climate fits that category.”

Yes, apparently Congress has an allotment of one Big Difficult Thing per year.  That would certainly explain why they were so cautious and incrementalist during the Bush Era, right?

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Environment,Politics,Quotes,Wankers

3 Comments

  • 1. Cujo359  |  November 19th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    If that’s their quota they’re not meeting it most years.

    I’m continually amazed at the number of congresspeople who seem to be unaware that they not only asked for their jobs, but actually went out and worked to get them.

  • 2. Eli  |  November 19th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Getting elected is such hard work that they have hardly any energy left for actual legislating.

  • 3. shoephone  |  November 21st, 2009 at 1:01 am

    I still can’t believe I donated $ to get this woman elected to the senate in ’06. Ever since then, I’ve had the distinct feeling of having been bamboozled.

    I must refer to her as Bamboozle McCaskill from now on. It does have a certain ring to it.


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