Jon Stewart mocks Mitch McConnell’s warning to Democrats: Someday you will want to be obstructionist a*sholes

The Raw Story Daily Show host Jon Stewart poked fun at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) warning to Democrats that ending the long-standing abuse of the filibuster by invoking what pundits insist on calling the “nuclear option” would come back to haunt them. “Mark my words,” Stewart boomed on Thursday. “One day you Democrats will want… More Jon Stewart mocks Mitch McConnell’s warning to Democrats: Someday you will want to be obstructionist a*sholes

By the way: McConnell: For going nuclear before he was against it

Daily Kos Harry Reid is having a fun day: I’m old enough to remember when Sen. McConnell insisted on up-or-down votes for judicial confirmations. https://t.co/qEcBrh3yNR — Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) November 21, 2013 By filibustering 10 qualified judicial nominees in only 16 months, our Democratic colleagues have broken this unwritten rule. This is not the… More By the way: McConnell: For going nuclear before he was against it

The rules have changed: Reid pulls trigger on nuclear option

For the past few years, Senator Harry Reid has been reluctant to use the “Nuclear Option” to break  the current Senate “filibuster” rules  and return the filibuster back to a “simple majority” rule.  Kudos to Sen. Reid. Daily Kos Kaboom! Republicans dared Harry Reid to do it, and he just did, finally. The Senate has… More The rules have changed: Reid pulls trigger on nuclear option

Three reasons filibuster reform might actually happen today

This must be done soon.  Preferably, today.  Enough is enough from the Teapublican filibusters in the senate. The Washington Post – Wonkblog Filibuster reform might actually happen this time. In fact, it might happen today. Harry Reid is poised to end the filibuster against executive-branch appointments and judicial nominations. Could Democrats back out at the… More Three reasons filibuster reform might actually happen today

Morning Maddow: November 15, 2013

Wisconsin Assembly votes in a late-night session to reinstate voter ID. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) House Speaker Boehner continues to insist that ENDA is not necessary. (The Hill) Anti-abortion forces pressure vulnerable Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) to take a stand on the 20-week ban. (News&Observer) Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) won’t let the World Congress of Families meet in a Senate room. (BuzzFeed) Louisiana elects… More Morning Maddow: November 15, 2013

Harry Reid Eviscerates John Boehner, ‘Nobody knows what he’s talking about.’

I totally to agree with the Senate Majority Leader… PoliticusUSA Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is fed up with Speaker of the House John Boehner. Reid let loose in an interview, and claimed that nobody knows what Boehner is talking about. In an interview with Fusion, Sen. Reid didn’t pull any punches when talking about Boehner and… More Harry Reid Eviscerates John Boehner, ‘Nobody knows what he’s talking about.’

McConnell smacks down tea party groups: They mislead for profit

It appears Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) may have finally acquired a new set of cajones.   As much as I don’t like McConnell, kudos to him for finally standing up to those folks in  the house and senate who wish to end government as we know it and profit from their destructive tactics in the process. … More McConnell smacks down tea party groups: They mislead for profit

Senator Paul and the disappearing transcripts

MSNBC – Michael Yarvitz As examples of his plagiarizing from Wikipedia and other sources pile up, Rand Paul’s Senate office now appears to have started scrubbing his Senate website to make it harder to get the text of his speeches. The screen grab below shows what it used to look like if you went to his website to watch his… More Senator Paul and the disappearing transcripts

The Obamacare sabotage campaign

Politico – TODD S. PURDUM “The GOP faithful then kept up their crusade past the president’s reelection, in a pattern of “massive resistance” not seen since the Southern states’ defiance of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954.” To the undisputed reasons for Obamacare’s rocky rollout — a balky website, muddied White House messaging and… More The Obamacare sabotage campaign