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mcg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-04-06 11:04 PM
Response to Reply #22
25. Thanks for the explanation, the recesses aren't supposed to be
excuses to goof off, but to allow them to communicate with their
constituents, who they are supposed to represent (not lobbyists).
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  -Sen Reid Will Limit Senate Recesses to 1 Wk-Making Bush Recess Appts-Impossible kpete  Dec-04-06 08:56 AM   #0 
  - Awww. Mitchie got his feelings hurt after all that loyal soldiering  Skidmore   Dec-04-06 08:58 AM   #1 
  - The diehard Dixiecrat gets a * call, but not Mitchie boy  Zambero   Dec-05-06 10:41 AM   #44 
  - K&R. Give 'em hell, Harry :D  Sapphire Blue   Dec-04-06 08:58 AM   #2 
  - Harry knows what to do with Bush's Mitch!  Hubert Flottz   Dec-04-06 09:04 AM   #3 
  - The American people want their representative to WORK. One of the disgraceful things about the Cong  patricia92243   Dec-04-06 09:11 AM   #4 
  - There shouldn't be any recesses,  mcg   Dec-04-06 12:00 PM   #13 
     - Totally agree mcg.  KAT119   Dec-04-06 02:53 PM   #15 
     - "Why should Congress?"  bobbolink   Dec-04-06 09:18 PM   #22 
     - Thanks for the explanation, the recesses aren't supposed to be  mcg   Dec-04-06 11:04 PM   #25 
        - Congessional recess based on 18th century travel restrictions.  Larry Allen   Dec-05-06 08:51 AM   #34 
           - Actually that used to not be the case, post World War II Congress has been in session much longer  Hippo_Tron   Dec-05-06 09:46 AM   #40 
           - So, email, letters, etc., is all????  bobbolink   Dec-05-06 09:08 PM   #53 
     - well, either that, or give us equal recesses...  unpossibles   Dec-05-06 03:01 PM   #52 
  - Awesome....  marmar   Dec-04-06 09:12 AM   #5 
  - This is why I love Reid.  Kelly Rupert   Dec-04-06 09:12 AM   #6 
  - I agree  madokie   Dec-04-06 05:20 PM   #18 
  - Pelosi and Reid are making an incredible "team."  mzmolly   Dec-04-06 08:57 PM   #20 
  - And Novak is such a dick  NovaNardis   Dec-05-06 10:32 PM   #54 
  - It's a GREAT move, but I doubt it will stop B*sh.  dicksteele   Dec-04-06 09:22 AM   #7 
  - It's a hard needle to thread  bryant69   Dec-04-06 09:43 AM   #9 
  - I hope you're right about that.  dicksteele   Dec-04-06 01:57 PM   #14 
  - I tend to agree with your analysis  gratuitous   Dec-04-06 09:48 AM   #10 
  - yeah, Jr does a lot of things that aren't USUALLY allowed  librechik   Dec-05-06 08:49 AM   #33 
  - Junior is such an arrogant asshole  formercia   Dec-04-06 09:38 AM   #8 
  - Good on Harry Reid for this! Major Applause.....Fighting Back!  KoKo01   Dec-04-06 10:31 AM   #11 
  - No phone call from W?  FredStembottom   Dec-04-06 11:06 AM   #12 
  - Recess appointments usually are made only when Congress has been out of session for at least 10 days  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-04-06 02:59 PM   #16 
  - If it's just convention to wait 10 days, there is no doubt that Bush will ignore it...  ToeBot   Dec-05-06 09:54 AM   #41 
  - Nothing. If congress recesses for just one day, he can do it.  mainegreen   Dec-05-06 10:53 AM   #45 
  - Fight Dems...FIGHT!  tom_paine   Dec-04-06 05:15 PM   #17 
  - Could * do a recess appointment to replace Bolton  brer cat   Dec-04-06 05:48 PM   #19 
  - Harry, this is brilliant even if asshole * takes advantage of even 1 day in recess.  williesgirl   Dec-04-06 09:15 PM   #21 
  - OMG! What a way to push campaign finance reform! real  caligirl   Dec-04-06 09:42 PM   #23 
  - my first bit of bright 'news'...  stillcool47   Dec-04-06 10:42 PM   #24 
  - Is this why Bolton Bolted?  usregimechange   Dec-04-06 11:14 PM   #26 
  - Give em Hell Harry!  wiley   Dec-05-06 12:53 AM   #27 
  - Eeek Novakula had to report some facts.  lonestarnot   Dec-05-06 08:00 AM   #28 
  - A rebellion? A fucking rebellion?  EvolveOrConvolve   Dec-05-06 08:15 AM   #29 
  - Smart move by Reid  Marie26   Dec-05-06 08:39 AM   #30 
  - A very brave and determined stance by Reid.  Larry Allen   Dec-05-06 08:40 AM   #31 
  - Senator Reid knows the rule book backward & forward  Botany   Dec-05-06 08:48 AM   #32 
  - They make almost $200k, they should work more than 96 days a year  LynneSin   Dec-05-06 08:53 AM   #35 
  - When they're recessed in DC, they're often back in their states working.  1932   Dec-05-06 08:58 AM   #36 
     - So how was Rick Santorum working if he was with his family in Virginia?  LynneSin   Dec-05-06 09:41 AM   #38 
  - This is fucking bullshit. They threaten to rebel for only having breaks 1 week long???  Selatius   Dec-05-06 09:05 AM   #37 
  - Who says  beltanefauve   Dec-05-06 01:55 PM   #50 
  - Oh, good show Harry Reid!  crispini   Dec-05-06 09:46 AM   #39 
  - Plus, make them work 5 days a week like the rest of us, goddamnit!  confludemocrat   Dec-05-06 10:10 AM   #42 
  - All- right!!!!  npincus   Dec-05-06 10:31 AM   #43 
  - So we will go from a Congress who was never there to one that actually is going to be present?  liberal N proud   Dec-05-06 10:57 AM   #46 
  - good move  Old Smokey   Dec-05-06 11:31 AM   #47 
  - cool  poli speak   Dec-05-06 11:46 AM   #48 
  - This is EXACTLY the stuff the DEMS need to do...  RiverStone   Dec-05-06 12:29 PM   #49 
  - BRILLIANT!!!!  goforit   Dec-05-06 01:57 PM   #51 
  - Like the sound of that, sounds likes dems do mean business 07 should be fun  cooolandrew   Dec-05-06 10:50 PM   #55 
  - gasp! you mean the senate will actually do some work for a change? n/t  orleans   Dec-06-06 12:26 AM   #56 
  - The president did call the new minority whip, Sen. Trent Lott  MADem   Dec-06-06 05:07 AM   #57 
  - Brilliant! nt  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-06-06 06:00 AM   #58 

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