Mitch McConnell: Filibustering in the Senate Since 1985

You say Senate Minority Leader “Mitch McConnell” and we say “obstructionist”.  Teh-MAY-toh, Teh-MAH-toh. Either way what we have here is the failure of an elected official to do his job.

As the reigning co-king of obstruction (tied for first place with Speaker John Boehner), Mr. McConnell will be organizing filibuster attacks against any of President Obama’s circuit judge appointments. The GOP is following the Thurmond Rule, the doctrine which holds that within six months of a presidential election, the party of opposition can refuse to allow votes on circuit court judges. Of course, given that Mitch is now spending his time defending the Koch Brothers, he has little time to do the people’s business.
So, America…how’s THAT for your tax dollars at work?

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