Mitch McConnell filibustered himself yesterday (video below). I’m impressed. His body must be a lot more flexible than it looks. OK, Mitch actually had to filibuster himself because a plan of his to embarrass Democrats ended up blowing up in his face. And if you filibuster yourself, don’t be surprised if something blows up in your face. McConnell demanded an up-or-down vote (with no filibuster) on a bill that would give the power to raise the debt ceiling to the President. He thought that some Democrats would vote no, showing disunity. But Democrats were unified in supporting a vote on the bill, meaning that Mitch then had to filibuster his own bill. It turns out that Mitch doesn’t maneuver very well... despite his well-known ability to filibuster himself.
New unemployment numbers are out. For the first time in well over a year we have a set of jobs figures that President Obama’s adversaries don’t have to twist around to attack him with. Note that I said “don’t have to twist around.” I’m sure they still will. The unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent, or in terms conservatives can understand, from totally faked to completely preposterous.
This week Ann Coulter had to tell Sean Hannity “We lost the election, Sean!” You can tell she was getting frustrated. That’s not something they’re allowed to say on Fox News. For one tiny moment, it seemed that the truth was going to get to Sean’s brain... which is kind of like water getting to the Wicked Witch. You could almost see his brain screaming “I’m melting!”
In the aftermath of the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide, Fox News host Dana Perino said that women who are victims of violence should “make better decisions.” Two of Dana’s biggest life decisions have been to work for George Bush and for Fox News. ‘Nuff said.
Yesterday gay marriage became legal in Washington State. If any conservatives in Washington were upset by that, they were perfectly free to get baked—marijuana became legal too. Weirdly, it’s legal to possess marijuana, but it remains illegal for now to grow or buy it. So you can have it... you just can’t get it. That would be like if they said gay people can get married, but not fall in love.
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