I am watching The Daily Show. Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Dr. Ruth of presidential history is being interviewed about Wednesday’s State of the Union address (see video below).
She began talking about the threat of a Republic filibuster and then said, “Let them do it!¹.”
Hmmm…. where have I heard that before?
OK–it was me.
Seriously though, currently the Republicans get all the advantages of filibustering with none of the downside. They are treating the Senate as if it’s their friend with benefits.
Meanwhile the Democrats shy away from a filibuster as if:
- it will make the Democrats look bad
- It will slow things down.
Hey Dems–you couldn’t look worse than you look already and at the current pace you’ll accomplish nothing in my lifetime! Obviously your strategy sucks.
I felt so flattered to hear DKG take my position I almost forgot about her reasonably inexcusable plagarism.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
|Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
|Doris Kearns Goodwin
¹ – Like an idiot I erased the show before confirming the quote. If this wasn’t it exaclty, it was pretty darned close.