It doesn’t surprise me that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) has formed an eight member senatorial Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of all pending business in the upper body, but I wonder what Dana Milbank and his man-friends must have thought upon learning that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is a member. Is this the final confirmation they need to realize that they were conned by The Maverick? He isn’t a maverick; he’s a chameleon. He used to pal around with Russ Feingold; now he is the color of tea.
Other members of the new High Holy Court: Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), John Ensign (R-NV), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Tom Coburn (R-OK).
A bloc of Senate conservatives, led by South Carolina’s Jim DeMint, flexed their muscles Thursday, pledging to block any bill they alone deem wasteful or unconstitutional…
…Beyond passing judgment on whether measures are constitutional, DeMint’s new group wants any new spending to be offset by other funding cuts and for duplicative government programs to be consolidated or eliminated.
The group also demands that all government programs be reviewed periodically and that the cost of every bill be made public before the Senate votes on it, along with the full text.
It’s going to take a long time to overcome this virus and get back to a government that actually can function.