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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Associated Press: Members of Congress Unite for 9/11: The Last Bi Partisan Act of 2012?



It seems now a days that the only time that Congress does anything on a Bi Partisan basis anymore. Is when they almost have to, that they only they would work together, is when they are stuck together. Like House Speaker Boehner and Senate Leader Reid getting trapped in a well or something together and no one knows they are there and they have to work together, so they can get out. And one of them says, I don't usually do this but looks like I'm going to have to work with a Democrat or Republican. In order to fix this problem, its almost as if their lives have to be dependent on it, for Republicans and Democrats to work with each other on anything anymore. Thats how power hungry both parties are right now, now as a Democrat I would argue one party is more power hungry then they other and I'm sure Republicans will argue the other way. But Bi Partisanship today is a sign of weakness from both fringes in each party, when 15-20 years ago it was a sign of Leadership and accepting reality that neither party has all the power. But there are still issues to be addressed and getting a good deal is better then doing nothing at all. We've changed so much politically as a country in such a short period of time.

I can see Speaker Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi who are both competing to have the same job in the next Congress. Speaker of the House of Representatives, standing next to each other after 9/11 Memorial Service concludes and one of them telling the other nice speech you gave or something like that. And the other one saying get lost or perhaps something harder then that, I don't have to be nice to you anymore, the Memorial Service is over. As far as the anniversary of 9/11, thanks to Al Qaeda we are now in our 11th anniversary of this horrible day. Where Thousands of people who committed no other crime then to wake up, go to work that day which put them at the wrong place at the wrong time, ended up dying for that. The only good news from that experience is that we are now more safer as a country and will be able to prevent attacks. And have prevented attacks like this from happening in the future, because we now know what we are going up against as a country.

Here's my act of Bipartisanship and its real and I mean it and this might be the last time you ever here me. Give credit to President George W. Bush for anything, we are now more safer as a country at least domestically, because of the actions that President Bush took eleven years ago. We just paid a Hell of a price to become more safer, because we didn't have the intelligence that we needed to combat these terrorists in the first place, despite have warning signs from them for twenty years. And we've paid a Hell of a price as it relates to our Constitutional Rights, passing a lot of legislation that doesn't look Constitutional on its face. Like the Patriot Act and Indefinite Detention and there has to be a better way to make us as safe as we can be without throwing away the US Constitution.