It’s time for senators and representatives to head back to work in Washington, D.C., after having a month off to visit constituents, take junkets, fund-raise, and spend some time in the sun.
It’s almost like sending a child back to school after summer vacation. Let’s hope they are rested and ready to take on the major issues facing our country. I also hope they remember what we told them: Sit up straight, mind your manners, don’t bully, play well with others, raise your hand, etc.
The big thing on their plate is Syria. Before the Syria issue came to the forefront, the boring issue of a budget and the possible shutdown of Congress on October 1 were taking center stage. By the way, Congress is supposed to have all their spending bills passed by October 1st each year.
According to National Journal several members of the Obama Administration will give a classified briefing on Syria to House members today. That means within an hour after the briefing concludes, CNN, FOX News, and/or MSNBC will be reporting about what was said in the classified briefing.
On Tuesday, the President will address the nation. I applaud the President for not addressing the nation about Syria during the two Monday Night Football games tonight. This is Merica; football is more important than chemical attacks in some foreign country…
It looks like getting approval from Congress for military action in Syria is facing an uphill climb. Continue reading