It’s one thing to get called out by a former colleague on MSNBC, but when John McCain – old grumpy pants, himself – is ripping you a new one, you know the wheels are coming off.
If you have any doubts as to how low the GOP has sunk, Senate Republicans – led by their fearless leader, Mr. Turtle face, Mitch McConnell – are now threatening to filibuster gun legislation that would impose background checks on – are you ready for this? – rapists. Yes, you heard right, rapists.
Shocked? You shouldn’t be. Not even an issue that enjoys a 92 percent approval rating is enough to shame a party that is so far to the right, you have to look to the left just to find the right margin. Barney Frank was right when he said that the Senate couldn’t come up with the 60 votes needed to evacuate in the event of a fire.
As I wrote in an earlier piece, this nonsense will continue so long as Republicans believe they can get away with it. Only true filibuster reform will end the gridlock in the Senate. It’s time for Harry Reid and Senate Democrats to put the nuclear option back on the table and stop this charade.
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Right now, things are about as nutty as they can get.