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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Waxman: Competence, Results, Credibility

Ref Waxman doesn't make excuses. He's got a track record to point to.

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It's one thing to generate reports, quite another for Waxman to compel the Administration to have done its job. While he was the minority.

Did Waxman while and complain about trivial problems, only to roll over when given power? No, he solved problems, put together reports, and forced the Administration to respond.

___ What's the excuse of the rest of Congress?

They’ve been rewarded for going along, not rocking the boat, and putting their oath second, behind political interests.

___ What are Members of Congress point to as an excuse not to have learned from Waxman?

The idea of a party is to join forces, share ideas, and jointly work together. The DNC has a lot of explaining to do: The work of one man was no effectively learned by his peers; and the ranking members of the Committee failed to heed his example. Shame!

He didn’t simply craft reports that he retracted. He got results.

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Whatever Waxman did should be learned by all Members of Congress: When you take an oath, your job is to solve problems, find a way, not give excuses to roll over and pretend your loyalty is to something other than the rule of law.

All other excuses for inaction are arguably reckless and unfit to be taken seriously. Any American who apologizes for the inaction, willful decision by Members of Congress -- in either party -- to not have fully asserted their oath is lazy, apologetic for incompetence, and unfit to call themselves serious about their number one priority: The preservation of the US Constitution.

This government refuses to put the Constution first. We the People do not need citizens who follow the government's reckless lead of malfeasnce. We need examples like Waxman who assert their oath, despite the whining toads in Congress who say, "It was just too hard," or "I didn't have time to read that bill."

It is a waste of time for any committee chairman to collect information, but not use it to forcefully, politically the President where it matters. Taking options off the table is arguably a sign of not doing what one has the legal obligation to do: Protect the Constitution using all lawful options.

Waxman did his job. Get out of the way. Let the likes of Waxman lead. The apologists for excuses are the problem.

Please continue with your work, Congressman Waxman. Your peers in Congress need all the examples they can hope for. Fortunately, they don't have to look far, unless they would rather congratulate themselves for a victory they have no plans to use.