Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Shameless


It's one thing to get called out by a former colleague on MSNBC, but when John McCain - old grumpy pants, himself - is ripping you a new one, you know the wheels are coming off.

If you have any doubts as to how low the GOP has sunk, Senate Republicans - lead by their fearless leader, Mr. Turtle face, Mitch McConnell - are now threatening to filibuster gun legislation that would impose background checks on - are you ready for this? - rapists. Yes, you heard right, rapists.

Shocked? You shouldn't be. Not even an issue that enjoys a 92 percent approval rating is enough to shame a party that is so far to the right, you have to look to the left just to find the right margin. Barney Frank was right when he said that the Senate couldn't come up with the 60 votes needed to evacuate in the event of a fire.

As I wrote in an earlier piece, this nonsense will continue so long as Republicans believe they can get away with it.  Only true filibuster reform will end the gridlock in the Senate. It's time for Harry Reid and Senate Democrats to put the nuclear option back on the table and stop this charade.

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Right now, things are about as nutty as they can get.

Links: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/04/07/1831571/mccain-i-dont-understand-why-gop-would-filibuster-gun-legislation/

http://thebigslice.org/joe-scarborough-excoriates-the-gop-over-filibustering-gun-control/

1 comment:

john said...

Just when you think they cant stoop any lower. And then I see comments from people and relatives that blame liberals for everything, from taking their food - taking their freedom and everything in between. and will never listen to reason. And I blame the GOP for instilling this unfounded fear. I sometimes worry that this may spiral out of control and turn violent.