Monday, January 17, 2011

State of the Union Address - #2566 - Two Senators Agree to Sit Together for Obama's Address - Newsmax

Two senators from different parties say they'll skip tradition and sit together during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The decision by Republican Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York comes amid calls for greater civility in political discourse following the fatal shootings last weekend at a political event in Tucson, Ariz. Schumer says he and Coburn hope other lawmakers will follow their example and skip the partisan seating arrangements that usually come with joint sessions of Congress. Schumer says it's a symbolic move but one he hopes will help set a more civil tone. The State of the Union address is set for Jan. 25. Coburn and Schumer spoke Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." What chutzpah! The most partisan member of the US Senate, MR. Schumer agrees to now sit together with Republicans for Obama's State of the Union speech. This is after he refused for two years to let the Republicans have any say in the legislative process, or listen to will of a majority of the American people. This is like the guy who throws the sucker bunch in the bar, and then says enough, lets just all make up and get along with each other. Thank you Senator Schumer, but we know what and who you and the Democrat are, and will just say no to your kum ba yah moment for the national news cameras.   Senator Chuck Schumer (Dem, NY) warned senate Republicans not to oppose the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. Schumer said if Republicans oppose Sotomayor, they are doing so at their “own peril”. Democrats in the Senate have long been envious about Sen. Chuck Schumer’s ability to grab media attention on even the most innocuous local issues. Article and commentary contributed by Steve Peters.

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