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Matthew Continetti January 26, 5: That happened recently when I read a behind-the-scenes report on the government shutdown.
Puzzled by what had brought them to this point, and desperate for a way to live up to their not-entirely-deserved reputations as moderate, clear-thinking, responsible statesmen, the Republicans and Democrats were looking for a way out.
But there was a problem. Membership in the so-called "Common-Sense Coalition" had grown so rapidly that discussions became unwieldy, rambling, disorganized.
Yes, yes I can imagine: A hot and stuffy room filled to the brim with septa- and octogenarian millionaires, each with his or her own pet causes, peeves, tics, habits, manners, and figures of speech, but practically all of them captive to the conventional wisdom expressed in the pages of the Washington Post and New York Times and repeated in segments on cable television.
That conventional wisdom runs as follows: The media-friendly moderate senators talking over each other may have differed on which party was responsible for the shutdown, and on what should be ordered for dinner sushi or pizza? Still, there was the matter of organization. She brought out a rainbow-colored American Indian talking stick Heidi Heitkamp had given her and passed it around.
Maybe it was cursed?
They try it, and a glass elephant ends up getting mortally wounded. They have to use a Nerf ball instead because Di-Fi might be injured.
Elementary school kids of my acquaintance could conduct a meeting with less embarrassment and damage to personal property. The wildness of the past year seems to have given rise to a sort of collective amnesia, a forgetfulness or willful confusion on the part of our elected officials and their courtiers over the circumstances that led to the stunning election result of To the degree that Donald Trump was identified with any single issue, it was opposition to illegal immigration.
But to think that in his second year Trump would blithely ignore his voting base to make common cause with a man whose cell phone number he once read aloud on national television and another he refers to as "Dicky" goes beyond disagreement into the realm of sheer fantasy.
Since last September, Trump has said he wants to regularize the status of the "Dreamers," but in exchange for reforms to the immigration system on which he campaigned and was elected president. He is not alone: There is the implacable fact of the House GOP caucus, the mainstream of which is steadfastly against amnesty and would oppose the initiatives of the Talking Stick Senators even if the president were somehow to morph into a Republican Luis Gutierrez.
Immigration, citizenship, borders, sovereignty, and national identity are thorny and uncomfortable and polarizing issues that divide not only both parties but also social classes. That image of the stick flying across the room says just about everything you need to know about our political class:Nov 05, · Washington (CNN)-- South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction.
Scott, the Palmetto State Republican, was. Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for.
The first woman in history to be elected a Governor and a United States Senator, Jeanne Shaheen has been involved in all levels of New Hampshire life.
She taught in a New Hampshire high school, chaired the Town of Madbury's zoning board and served three terms in the State Senate. A good day for a writer is one in which a metaphor falls into his lap. That happened recently when I read a behind-the-scenes report on the government shutdown.
During the Democrats' brief and. Shaheen is the senior senator from New Hampshire and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 6, She has served since Jan 6, Shaheen is next up for reelection in Jeanne Shaheen, née Cynthia Jeanne Bowers, (born January 28, , St.
Charles, Missouri, U.S.), American politician who was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in and began representing New Hampshire the following year. She was the first woman to serve as .