The Low-Lights of Today's Filibuster Action
Stupid Things Said
Democratic Leader Harry Reid (NV) accused the president of an attempt to "rewrite the Constitution and reinvent reality" with his demand for a yes-or-no vote on all nominees.
Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) said: "What the Democrats are doing is the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me. How dare you bomb my city? It's mine.' This is no more the rule of the senate than it was the rule of the senate before not to filibuster."
First Stages of Nuclear Winter?
Democrats have threatened “to slow the Senate's business to a crawl if Republicans prevail, and they served up a preview during the day when they invoked a rule that prevented some committees from meeting.”
And Americans Say
Polls show “the public is not particularly happy with either side, although Republicans take more of the blame as the party in power. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll on Thursday found more public disapproval of lawmakers than at any time since Republicans ended Democratic control of Congress in 1994.”
The Yellow Line Says
Ahhh, our great political parties at work. Right now, if the filibuster deal isn’t made, it’s not going to be which party wins and which loses. It’s going to be which loses the least.