Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Broken Senate: Self-Filibuster Edition

One of the more comical/exasperating bits of business to emerge of late from the Senate, a.k.a. the Greatest Deliberative Body in the World (an erroneous appellation if ever there was one) was an amusing exchange last week when Republican leader Mitch McConnell engaged in some political gamesmanship that promptly blew up in his face. It all started with a proposal -- by him -- to have the Senate vote to give the president authority to raise the debt limit on his own without congressional oversight. When Democratic leader Harry Reid said he'd be willing to take McConnell up on that vote...well, watch Jon Stewart explain it better than me. I say again: *sigh*

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