That’s show biz, big boy

4 06 2013

One of the most powerful people in the US, and thus, the world, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:

“There’s a culture of intimidation throughout the executive branch of the federal government,” McConnell told reporters in response to a question about nominations and listed a number of agencies. “There’s also a culture of intimidation here in the Senate.”

And of what does this intimidation consist? Prosecution? Confinement? Threats of torture enhanced interrogation?

McConnell accused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of planning to break a promise he made in January about not messing with Senate filibuster rules. Reid has been hinting for weeks that he may be ready for a filibuster fight this summer if Republicans don’t ease off their blocking of Obama’s nominees.  . . .

“I asked him again this morning whether he intends to keep his word to the Senate and the American people,” McConnell said. “We don’t intend to be intimidated by him with a constant threat to break the rules in order to change the rules. If that’s what’s going to happen, we want to know it now, not some other time. Now.”

Oh no! He might maybe possibly be thinking of. . . CHANGING THE RULES! Oh, the humanity! However can such a fragile flower be expected to work in such a threatening environment?!

Candy ass.

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3 responses

4 06 2013
GeekHiker

Um, wait. Is this the same Mitch McConnell that once said “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

Cuz, you know, that could sound a little intimidating.

5 06 2013
dmfant

man if Bernie Sanders can win this battle and break the log jam that will really be something, see now you have me hoping and we know how that goes in politics….

6 06 2013
absurdbeats

I’m not terribly bothered by either expedience or hypocrisy in politics, but even my indulgence of the performative aspects of governance runs out when a leader of the US Senate so vigorously sucks his thumb in public.

As for the filibuster, I thought the Dems were wrong those many years ago when they bargained with the then-majority GOP to hang on to it, so I’m clearly with those seeking some kind of radical reform this time around. I have, as always, little hope anything will change.

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