Oh, so this is why they’re called “the stupid party.”
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I don’t have an opinion about Bush sealing the records for 45 days, I sort of wonder if someone on the prosecution end of it asked him to in hopes of avoiding having the whole case thrown out at a later date. That’s the sort of thing that would happen on television courtroom drama, right?
As for Congress: Do *any* of them want to be re-elected?
What I recall of the U.S. Constitution’s constraints on law enforcement in relation to elected members of Congress and the Senate is (1) that they are not to be arrested while en route to plenary sessions of their respective legislative bodies (as distinguished from simply being en route to their offices…) and (2) that they can not be questioned in any other place (i.e., they are not accountable to anyone) for anything they say on the floor of the House or Senate.
If there is some constitutional, or even legislated special immunity for the offices of Congressional Representatives or Senators, I’d like someone to link to a reference. In addition, if I’ve mis-stated the first two items, I welcome corrections.
it seems to me that if the executive branch asks the judicial branch for a warrant to look at the legislative branch then the checks and balances have been observed. any two branches can look at the third.
congress needs a little “congressional oversight”.
I thought the Democrats were the stupid party. The Republicans are the evil party. No matter, they seem to tread on each other’s turf a lot these days.
I’ve been waffling for a while on the issue of sitting out this election to teach the Republicans a lesson. I couldn’t quite embrace it because of national security–the Republicans are at least trying. But now, what’s the greater danger–taking a break from the war on terror and risking losing ground or letting politicians declare themselves above the law?
The Republican’s well of good will for their prosecution of the war on terror is starting to run dry.
We just need to stop letting these jackasses stay in office more than one term. Either through the vote or by law/Constitutional amendment. With about five exceptions in both houses, I can’t think of anyone we couldn’t “afford” to lose. Good riddance.
Time to hit the reset button and send them all packing. Congress has collectively lost their mind. We get a proposal for a $100 voucher because of high gas prices – exactly where does that $100 come from? We can’t call illegal immigrants criminals because it might be racist. We can’t seize the records of someone caught, on video, of accepting a bribe after months of asking pretty please? The leader of another nation comes onto our soil and tells us we can’t put a barrier on our soil?
One final thought: If we re-elect any of them, stupid is as stupid does…