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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