Senator Ted Kaufman was on, 'The Daily Show' on Oct. 26th, the day before President Obama was on the show. He was Joe Biden's Chief of Staff for 22 years, appointed to take over Biden's seat. He explained that, 'The House is close to the people, elected every 2 years'. The Senate was designed to be the place where legislation goes to die. Kaufman acknowledges that money was the most corrupting influence in the Senate. Jon Stewart sums up, 'The system is corrupt and broken. Exactly how it was designed to be'.
See the 5 minute interview here:
Interview with Ted Kaufman on 'The Daily Show'
The next two years should be interesting. House Speaker-elect John Boehner has tempered his "mandate" to say:
While our new majority will serve as your voice in the people’s House, we
must remember it’s the president who sets the agenda for our government.
Is is going to be two years of posturing for the next election and little more? Should be interesting to see...