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Filibuster Abuse Hits Hilarious New Low

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You can’t make this stuff up.

Democrats watch in awe as McConnell filibusters himself
Eric W. Dolan / The Raw Story

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday, apparently with the intent of showing that even Democrats would not support such a bill.

However, McConnell’s plan backfired after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called for a vote on the legislation, which would have given the president the authority to raise the federal debt ceiling on his own. The top Senate Republican was forced to filibuster his own bill….

A thoughtful observer would undoubtedly note that the once-coined courtesy of unlimited debate in the Senate has morphed into a monstrous tactical mechanism of obstruction that was never intended by the founders, the framers or any Senate of the 20th Century and earlier. And that McConnell just got hoist by his own petard. Continue reading

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Republican Almost Admits Eastwood Speech at RNC Sucked

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Gee. The news here isn’t that it’s news, the news here is that a Republican admitted it. Kind of.

Clint Eastwood’s act was ‘bad’, Stuart Stevens says
By PATRICK GAVIN | 12/6/12 1:57 PM EST
Politico

“To the degree that it was a distraction, it was bad.”

That’s the review by former Mitt Romney campaign adviser Stuart Stevens about actor Clint Eastwood’s controversial performance at this summer’s Republican National Convention. Stevens gave the unsuccessful campaign’s post-game analysis Wednesday night on “The Charlie Rose Show.” …

Ah, but we can rely on qualifications. Continue reading

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