But in this last week of summer before the holiday, lawmakers and others are busily traveling and meeting with various constituencies as the health care debate continues to simmer. Leading Republican senators like John McCain and Mitch McConnell will jointly attend semi-town halls — they appear together in Kansas City with Senator Kit Bond on Monday, and are said to be heading to other states later this week. The Times’s Katharine Q. Seelye profiles the efforts by another Republican, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina, to influence voters to oppose health care initiatives in Congress. ...Comment: If I am not mistaken Senator John McCain was to the right of Teddy Kennedy by a mere separation of .00003 centimeters. So I am supposed to believe that with McConnell, McCain is going to rally the troops against this piece of socialism concealed as health care reform? Right; get ready for the bait and switch folks. The US Senate is going to continue their steady march to even greater federal centralization and enlargement of their power along the way. Mark my word; McCain and McConnell’s actions speak a hell of a lot louder than their hollow words.
Get beyond the party politics; there is only one party in Washington and it’s called Hubris. Repeal the 17th and take the power away from these