If I could go back in a time machine, there are a lot of things I would consider doing. Choking Hitler, Mao, Stalin, and Pol Pot to death in their cribs. Moving the contents of the Ancient Library of Alexandria. And so on. But pretty high up the list would be making sure that the Senate never came into being:
Last month, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) announced that she would be blocking “the nomination of Office of Management and Budget [OMB] director Jack Lew until the Obama administration lifts its deepwater drilling moratorium,” singlehandedly hobbling the OMB.
Today, the Obama administration announced that it will be ending its deepwater drilling moratorium. “The policy position that we are articulating today is that we are open for business,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar told reporters at a news conference. Yet Landrieu said in a statement today that she still refuses to lift her hold on Lew’s nomination, and will continue to “evaluate if today’s lifting of the moratorium is actually putting people back to work” and “whether or not drilling activity in both shallow and deep water is resuming” over the next month before making a decision.
Can you imagine the progress we would have made the last two years with all the solid legislation passed by the Pelosi-led House that will never see the light of day because of the obstruction of the 100 preening assholes in the Senate? It is seriously getting to the point that I simply have to hear the word Senator and I reach for the prilosec.
Although I have been told that all Obama needs to do is pick up the phone and these guys will do what he wants!