A Firm Voice and a Strong Argument

Bill Schanefelt
The voice of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is one of the Senate's firmest, particularly on matters judicial and fiscal, and one of the sharpest thorns pricking the sides of the Senate's Democrats.  And that is doubtless intentional, for he is in the Senate because Democrats denied him a seat on the federal bench. In a sly skewing of the "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" proverb, Sessions reacted to that denial by running for and winning a Senate seat so that he could fight 'em from within the Senate -- not a cruel irony, but the slow twisting of a vengeful dagger! The current fight that he is leading is to try to stop backroom deal-making on the "fiscal cliff" nonsense, something PowerLine's John Hinderaker discussed here: [They] have now replaced the traditional, and statutorily mandated, budget process[.] ... The federal government, in violation of the law, has not had a budget in more than three years. The Democrats openly take the position that as long as they make closed-door...(Read Full Post)

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