Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) raised eyebrows on Monday when his office emailed GOP aides to let them know that he would block all legislation that he and his staff have not personally cleared until the November elections.
"Senator DeMint takes his responsibilities as a senator very seriously and the voters of South Carolina expect him to read bills before agreeing to pass legislation," said Denton. "What we are talking about here are amendments, bills, or resolution being passed by unanimous consent, meaning all 100 senators are needed. And some times these are non-controversial items. Sometimes they include deficit spending, new taxes and regulations. We are simply asking for more time to read bills before they pass... I don't think the American people think it is a radical idea to ask to read the bill before it is passed."
Do you remember when lobbyists wrote some legislation called the USA PATRIOT act, that trojan horse that dismantled your government and converted your nation into a police state? And how people now routinely and righteously ignore that parade of idiocy in Washington and wipe their asses with its preverbal legal gruntings?
From now on, the default answer to all proposed legislation is 'no.' A hold is that default answer, a hold that can only be lifted if everyone really, really, double-really thinks it's a bright idea.
All you idiots in Congress get to put on your reading glasses from now on and scrutinize every last piece of legislation you vote on.