My admiration for the Senate's minority leader, the Hon. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is limited. But his latest move took even me by surprise.If anyone wonders if the casual use of the filibuster has not gone over the edge, they need to understand this: The Senate Minority Leader filibustered his own bill.
In a tactic he thought would put the Obama Administration in an uncomfortable position, yesterday McConnell proposed a measure that would give the president, rather than the Congress, the responsibility for raising the federal debt ceiling.
Then, when Democrats surprised him by being willing to bring it up for a vote, McConnell reacted in the way that comes most naturally to him: by threatening a filibuster. Attentive readers will recall that over the past six years, McConnell has been responsible for most of the filibusters in America's 225-year Constitutional history. ………
I understand that their are people who legitimately believe that the filibuster, as well as other traditions make the Senate the "World's greatest deliberative body," but I think the fact that that proves that it is nothing more than, "A petri dish for narcissistic sociopaths," because The Senate Minority Leader filibustered his own bill.
What part of, "The Senate Minority Leader filibustered his own bill," don't you understand?