Saturday, February 2, 2013

A quantum of umbrage: Thanks for all your help, Harry

The Senate Republicans have made it official: filibuster “reform” -- and Harry Reid -- are a joke, at our expense.
A little more than a week after Senate Democrats decided not to weaken the filibuster, Republicans are vowing to filibuster President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless its powers are reduced, Reuters reports.
Senators Merkley, Udall, and Warren -- maybe especially Warren  -- should pants Reid in the well of the Senate and run them up the flagpole on the Capitol.

Actually, if they told Reid the Senate Republicans demanded it as a condition of bipartisan comity, he'd probably do it himself.

This must be the reason that the phrase "as courageous as a former Nevada Gaming Commissioner" never really caught on.

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