Originally Posted by brewer12345
More importantly, the country has a lot of problems/challenges that need to be dealt with NOW, not in 2008 or whenever. That will require both parties to work together and cmpromise.
Our local conservative stations had Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner on their stations. I have met Jim several times, and he is a straight shooter. He was the head of the Judiciary Committee before the election, and obviously will be stepping down from that role.
He's pretty confidant the Dems are going to try to get a bunch of major policy bills and things debated and passed in the next 2 years, to show the American people they are for addressing issues. He thought there was LITTLE chance there would be a big impeachment push, although he knew that the Dems had done some due diligence in that area. His final thought was about Iraq. He had spoken to Nancy Pelosi a number of times, and believes she is adamant about the Iraq govt taking responsibility and pushing them to get their police force and other security people in place so the US can cut their troop numbers. She told Jim the Iraqis have been living off the US military for 3 years, and it's time THEY took the ball and ran with it.
If that is the path the Speaker takes in the future, a harder line with Iraq, I have no problem with that. We'll see what the Baker Commission comes up with........