Not long ago, Harry Reid, aka the Nevada Leg Hound, humped a few Republican legs, whined, rolled over, and played dead, because he reached a “gentlemen’s agreement” with Mitch McConnell, aka Bought Bitch Mitch, over Presidential nominees. At time, I said it could not last, because gentlemen’s agreements require honor and integrity, a quality completely lacking in the Republican leadership. Here we go again!
So much for the Senate’s kumbaya moment.
Rep. Mel Watt’s nomination to lead a key housing agency appears in peril. The top Judiciary Committee Republican is slowing down Obama’s pick to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is hinting at another talking filibuster—this time of the FBI director nominee—in order to get information on the president’s drone program.
Even Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was instrumental in reaching the deal with Majority Leader Harry Reid last week, said he would hold the nomination of Army Gen. Martin Dempsey to lead the Joint Chiefs of Staff until he gets more information on U.S. military intervention in Syria. [...]
In the words of the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas: “We are where we were before. Which is: It takes 60 votes.”
That’s not even taking into account the three high-profile nominees for the D.C. Circuit, the nominations that have pushed the GOP into "peak Republican stupidity" by threatening not just to block the nominees, but to entirely do away with the three vacant seats on the court…
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