Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bunning, America's Newest Biggest Douchebag

I have to say, I thought it would be hard to supersede Richard Shelby's (R-AL) assholery which I highlighted last month, as he put a hold on the confirmation of all President Obama's presidential judicial and political nominations... and would keep them there until he got the pork projects he wanted included in a defense spending bill.

However, Jim Bunning (R-KY) is literally cancelling the supplemental federal unemployment benefits that 400,000 Americans (including a friend of mine) are currently relying on, and many many more could be relying on in the immediate future (including myself).

Oh... and in addition, now HE has put holds on all of President Obama's presidential judicial and political nominations.

(Bunning is claiming he is victimizing almost half a million Americans because he feels that America should be "paying as it goes"... even with respect to things such as emergency aid measures such as this. Funny thing is this is the same guy who voted for some of the biggest deficit-busting legislation in American history just a couple dozen months ago.)

One cool thing about this blockage of unemployment benefits though is that it may actually result in an honest-to-God filibuster taking place in the Senate, which should be interesting. It would certainly be the first evidence of Democratic spine that has been seen in Washington in at least a year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It not he "feels" America should pay as it goes, it was the law passed by Congress recently called "pay - go". He simply is pointing out the hypocracy as America speeds faster and faster toward bankruptcy.