“You will rue the day,” Democrats!
That was an actual threat heard from the domestic terrorist wing of American politics during last Thursday’s showdown in the Senate between Minority Leader McConnell(R-Turtlevania) and Majority Leader Reid over procedural maneuvers Harry Reid intends to implement some time tomorrow to “reduce to 51 from 60 the number of votes needed to end filibusters on executive-branch nominees.” Not judicial nominees, mind you, just executive branch nominees.
Some people like to call it “The Nuclear Option” because there is a Godless shortage of hyperbole and war imagery in the country’s senate procedures.
Reports indicate that The Harry Reid Train is actually going to plow through the obstructionist wall this time, unless McConnell and Senate Republicans agree at the last minute to stop filibustering the nominations of Richard Cordray(Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)– Gina McCarthy(head of the Environmental Protection Agency)– Thomas Perez(Labor secretary) and three key picks for the National Labor Relations Board.
Labor unions and consumer advocates are about to take back some power and strengthen government protections, and all Mitch McConnell can do is offer more threats of intellectual violence and repercussions that amount to a red Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot that’s just about wound down and punched out.
But Mitch McConnell is warning us all that elections matter, and he intends to make the country pay if he ever gets a hold of power again. Ruthless, vindictive, unrelenting and sadistic– today’s GOP.
This is why elections matter.
(image via Wiki Commons)