Go Filibuster Yourself!
Republican obstruction in the Senate reached a whole new level yesterday when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was forced to, well, filibuster himself. From The Huffington Post:
A move to embarrass Democrats backfired on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as the Kentucky Republican proposed a vote on raising the nation’s debt ceiling — then filibustered it when the Democrats tried to take him up on the offer.
Two things occur to me here.
First, Senator McConnell should never play poker. Never.
Second, remember when former Vice President Dick Cheney had a few choice words for Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) in 2004? We should all thank Sen. McConnell for giving the Congress a cleaner and more family-friendly version. I fully expect to hear senators telling each other to go filibuster themselves on a regular basis.