Better Framing on Censure
Pretty frequently, a really astute comment leaps out at me from our wonderful readers, like this one from Anne:
"The question isn’t ‘should the president be censured?’ The question is, ‘Why does it take a censure resolution to get the majority party to pay even lip service to fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide oversight with respect to the actions and policies of the executive and judicial branches of this government?’ It’s time for the Congress, and particularly the Republicans, to decide whether choosing to protect the president instead of choosing to protect the interests of the American people, is the wisest course of action, and whether that choice is truly serving national security, or political power."
Much better framing than what we heard on the Sunday talking head shows today.
And a much better question for the American public: why does it take this much of a push to get the Rubber Stamp Republican Congress to do its constitutional duty and provide oversight? Who do they serve — their party power brokers? Or the American public and the Constitution? Isn’t it about time we started asking them about that?
Like the President, members of Congress swear an oath to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States. I say we hold them to their oath.
(Picture via Kevin Gilbert, who wrote this fantastic article full of tips for taking better photos — and provided the fantastic examples. Brilliant stuff, and lovely for some Sunday morning viewing. Kudos!)
PS: Today is the last day for Koufax voting. Just FYI.