Monday, January 26, 2009

GOP accused of shitting their pants

If there's one place in America where the majority does not rule, it's the United States Senate.

Even though the Democrats hold a clear majority, Republicans can block presidential appointments almost on a whim. And the Democrats let 'em do it, naturally.

An anonymous Republican has blocked Labor Secretary nominee Hilda Solis's confirmation because of her support for organized labor. Now the GOP is also holding up the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Eric Holder.

You can say what you want about Holder's nomination, but he reportedly uttered a classic line about Republican obstructionism. Holder reportedly told Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee, "You have soiled the Justice Department, you have soiled the good name of this committee, and from the way many of you are squirming, I also believe you have soiled more than just your own reputations."

Hey, I had no idea "Diaper Dave" Vitter was on the Judiciary Committee!

When people say the Republicans stink, I guess they mean it literally.

1 comment:

  1. Stuff like this is one more reason I love this blog