Remember the character, Jefferson Smith, played so perfectly by James Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington“?
“Just get up off the ground, that’s all I ask. Get up there with that lady that’s up on top of this Capitol dome, that lady that stands for liberty. Take a look at this country through her eyes if you really want to see something. And you won’t just see scenery; you’ll see the whole parade of what Man’s carved out for himself, after centuries of fighting. Fighting for something better than just jungle law, fighting so’s he can stand on his own two feet, free and decent, like he was created, no matter what his race, color, or creed. That’s what you’d see. There’s no place out there for graft, or greed, or lies, or compromise with human liberties. And, uh, if that’s what the grownups have done with this world that was given to them, then we’d better get those boys’ camps started fast and see what the kids can do. And it’s not too late, because this country is bigger than the Taylors, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don’t get lost once they come to light. They’re right here; you just have to see them again!”
If you want to know what’s happening right now on the Senate floor with the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, just queue up that DVD tonight and watch it. Not only will it get you righteously angry at the government, but it will prove that what happened on November 8th of 2016 was exactly the shot in the arm this very sick country needed to move toward a brighter future for everyone.
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has also become quite upset with the goings-on under the dome as of late. Speaking in an interview, he lamented the days of common decency and respect.
“It is about what I expected–a little more cowbell than I had predicted–there have been an unusual number of outbursts within the hearing room,” said Lee.
“I think that is unfortunate … It cheapens the proceedings,” said Lee, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, first when he was a federal appeals judge and then again when Alito was on the Supreme Court.
The Senator said people have a right to express themselves guaranteed by the First Amendment, but they should express themselves in a way that does not disrupt the confirmation hearings for Sessions.
Lee said since he came to the Senate in 2011, he has come to enjoy working with Sessions. “He is a good man,” he said.
“In the six years of working with him, Jeff Sessions has always–I have seen him many situations–I have never seen him treat anyone with disrespect –even in moments when people were saying things that he strongly disagreed with,” he said. “It speaks volumes about him,” he added.
Speaking of Justice Alito, does anyone remember the firestorm he endured in 2010 when he simply mouthed the words, “Not true,” in the House during Obama’s State of the Union address. Alito took umbrage with Obama criticizing the High Court ruling that did away with Corporate Campaign Donation limits.
The Justice was taken to the woodshed by the media, but it’s a whole other story when the Democrats publicly make a nuisance of themselves.
The Democrats can whine and demand diaper changes, but the simple fact is they brought this on themselves.