Posted: 02/13/13 00:05
by Dave Mindeman
While listening to the State of the Union speech I found myself almost dozing off at the early economic proposals. Yeah, Yeah, heard that, watched it die in the House. Been there.
But then, suddenly in the second half, there was actual passion. Passion on voting rights, on gun legislation, on minimum wage.
It got my attention. Finally, something we can sink our teeth into.
Can we actually do any of this? Can the President make the Congress move...or at least get them to quit sitting on their hands like the Republicans always do during these speeches?
Yes, Mr. President, they deserve a vote. All of them. Gun violence victims. Poverty stricken minimum wagers. Tired and beleaguered voters.
They all want action. They all want something done.
Can Congress act?