Hmmm, I'm smelling "We The People".
Pick up a fon, type some words, yell a little louder.
From Daily Kos
If the Republican's newest talking point is that Congress isn't doing enough, then let's keep Congress working all through August.
That would be a nice juxtaposition to seeing Bush chopping wood down in Crawford.
Heck, do all nighters twice a week as the Republicans filibuster.
Let's frame the August working session as a match to what our troops are doing in Iraq, fighting for the American people in 120 degree weather.
This is the first summer when the Democrats are in charge of Congress in a time of this Iraq war. Let's show Republicans and this President that we don't take recesses while our troops are at war!
We could devote all of August's bills towards Iraq and the troops and brand the effort with such a statement like, "if our soldiers have to work in 120 degree weather and we want the Iraq Parliment to be in session throughout August, then we can be in session too when it is only 90 degrees in Washington."
I'm sure the families of our congress men and women can forgo vacations in a time of WAR!
Lastly, another poster pointed out that the Democrats are doing so well at fundraising, it might be beneficial not to let the Republicans go home to fundraise and catch up.