From The New York Times on the current fall agenda in Congress comes two quotations:
With Congress reconvening Tuesday after an August break, Republicans in the House and Senate say they will focus on Pentagon and domestic security spending bills, port security legislation and measures that would authorize the administrationâ€™s terror surveillance program and create military tribunals to try terror suspects.
The Democratic response?
â€œEvery day, people around the country recognize that this is a failed administration,â€ said Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader. â€œIf Republicans want to spend the whole month on nothing that is relevant to the American people, we are happy to do that.â€
Apparently the Democrats think the security of this country is “nothing that is relevant” less than a month after a plot to kill thousands of people was discovered by US, British, and Pakistani authorities.
And the Democrats have the audacity to wonder why they’re widely perceived as the party of weakness on national security issues…