It appears that senator Reid did not learn from the last election. He continues to manipulate and do procedures that are back door and against the people’s will.
He has adjourned the Senate until January 25th after 1 day in session. Reid forgets the people would like the Senate to work a little longer than 1 day after a long Christmas break. The question is why?
The answers are unfortunately so he can continue to manipulate the agenda and try to stop the People’s mandate from the last election. I believe the reasons for the adjournment are:
1. To avoid having to accept or vote on any Republican bills passed by the House of Representatives until after the President’s State of the Union address. This would include any repeal of ObamaCare.
2. To try to get Republicans to compromise on the new proposed rules to run the Senate this Congress. He has proposed several rules changes on procedures to include a modification on the way they did a filibuster this past Congress. The Republicans have not agreed so far. He is trying to avoid passing the rules on a strict party line vote.
In addition, Reid has violated the spirit of the Senate rules on the way they approve these new rules. According to Senate rules, on the 1st day of the new Congress it only takes a simple majority to pass the new rules. After that day, it would take a 2/3 majority. Majority Leader Reid has declared the 1st day to continue on the 25th when they return from adjournment. This will allow him to pass the rules by a simple majority. the Minority Party ( the Republicans) cannot do anything about this.
Reid does not understand these political games are not what the people want. the want an open Senate that works and is not in adjournment every time you check.
We must do everything possible to ensure Reid is the Minority Party Leader after 2012!!!
2012 is coming!!!!!