Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Lots Of Balls, Plenty Of Errors
Apparently, Jim Bunning hasn't thrown enough spitters this season.
According to HuffPo, "The Kentucky Republican battled Democrats on the Senate floor Tuesday to block two nominations to relatively backbench positions -- because he is opposed to a tobacco-related law passed by the Canadian Parliament".
Yeah, that's right. Objecting to the laws of another sovereign nation is now grounds for holding up nominations for trade negotiators who, you know, might actually be able to try rectifying the problem for your state that lobbyists pay you so much money to 'help' with, in spite of the concomitant controversies that follow by association with some.
President Obama, I've got two words for you if you really want your agendas enacted in this 'modern climate of bipartisanship' - recess appointment.
I would love to hear the howls of dismay from right-wing corporate obstructionists should that come to pass. Golly gee, it's not like their boys didn't do it with extra relish on top whenever the urge to get their way got interfered with by inconvenient bits of democracy.
Who knows? You might actually get America tottering up to bat again before the dugout clears for good.