Monday, February 6, 2017

Mitch McConnell has ALREADY used the "nuclear option"

In case you missed it, Mitch McConnell made an announcement on one of those Sunday talk shows that you shouldn't rot your brain watching.  Seriously, hardcore drugs are healthier for you.  In reference to the possibility of using the "nuclear option" to eliminate the filibuster and take away the Democrats' ability to block Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court, McConnell said this:

"I would say that is up to our Democratic friends."

Translation:  If Democrats filibuster, he goes nuclear to confirm Gorsuch.  If they don't, he confirms Gorsuch.  Translation:  Democrats cannot, under any circumstances, filibuster.  Translation:  the filibuster is gone.  Period.  If it cannot be used, it doesn't exist.  Translation:  he has already eliminated it.

McConnell has already pressed the button.  Everything else is just smoke and mirrors.  Smoke, that is, coming from the smoldering ruins of what used to be political norms.

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