Horrible People, Even More

When Senate Republicans are willing to do this, right before an election, it's pretty damn clear that if Obama wins they'll continue to block everything they can throughout his next term.

The article in question describes yet another filibuster, this time against a bill to provide jobs to veterans. TO VETERANS, in case you missed it. How do you explain it except that they're willing to harm anyone in their efforts to prevent the President of The United States of America from claiming any accomplishment. Even when it comes to veterans. TO VETERANS. The heroes over whom they love to shed tears when the cameras roll. Truly, these really are horrible people, and it's really hard not to hate them. Matter of fact, I'm not even going to try.
Veterans won't be getting a new, billion-dollar jobs program, not from this Senate. Republicans on Wednesday afternoon blocked a vote on the Veterans Job Corps Bill after Jeff Sessions of Alabama raised a point of order -- he said the bill violated a cap on spending agreed to by Congress last year.
The bill's sponsor, Patty Murray of Washington, said that shouldn't matter, since the bill's cost was fully offset by new revenues.
Per R tactics pretty much continually since Obama took office, the bill "failed" with 58 votes in favor, 40 against, all of whom were Rs. They blame it on some rules issue; but you know damn well what's going on. And, in case you didn't watch the video, even the Rs who wrote much of the damn bill, because Ds wanted it to be bipartisan, ended up voting against it. AGAINST VETERANS. The people they like sending to war so much.

If their attempts to make Obama fail fall short, and he's reelected, does anyone really think (Obama says he does, but he's stayed optimistic through it all) that Rs will suddenly become all America-first? They'll be clinging to their pre-failed policies like they cling to guns and religion, as someone once said. The only way they'd see hope of ever getting their screw-everyone-but-us-and-our-financeers plans in place is to continue to try to say D ideas haven't worked. If Romney winning the election would be our country's last gasp (it would, as we'd stop spending on all the things that matter), an Obama win, and subsequent legislative success, would signal the end of theirs; and they know it.

Can anyone see Mitch McConnell reinventing himself as helpful, as caring about anything but his own power? Not me.

 C'mon, certain readers. Convince me why these people should be running our country.

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