HOT BLAST: From the House to the Senate to a mess
Apr 08, 2013 | 1087 views |  0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The faces of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims are seen behind Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D– Calif., as she speaks about the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 during a Senate Judiciary Committee session in February. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The faces of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims are seen behind Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D– Calif., as she speaks about the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 during a Senate Judiciary Committee session in February. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
slideshow
Meet Elizabeth Drew, author of The Corruption of American Politics and wise sage. In 1999 she said:

By definition, the culture of the House and the Senate are different. The House is much more scrappier, much less given to -- or given to thoughtful debate. The Senate's not too much that way either, because nearly half the Senators came from the House. And I've had Senators in both parties say to me, "you know, there are just too many House members around here." They think more tactically, more short-term, more partisan, how do you score a point -- not what's in the national interest. In general, there is just less thinking about the whole. Somebody said to me, a Senate aide said to me, "you know, we hardly ever have great debates on the big issues of our time anymore. It's skirmish after skirmish until we get to the next election." (emphasis added)


Fast forward to today and this post by The Washington Post's Chris Cilliza: 4 theories on why the Senate is turning into the House
Comments must be made through Facebook
No personal attacks
No name-calling
No offensive language
Comments must stay on topic
No infringement of copyrighted material


Friends to Follow



Today's Events

event calendar

post a new event

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Marketplace