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Aren’t You Supposed To Wear A Mask When You Stick People Up?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on February 4, 2010

It’s now Richard Shelby’s turn to play the Republican Senate Caucus’ favorite game, “Let’s Hold Up Obama’s Nominees”:

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) has put an extraordinary “blanket hold” on at least 70 nominations President Obama has sent to the Senate, CongressDaily (sub. req.) reports. The hold means no nominations can move forward unless Senate Democrats can secure a 60-member cloture vote to break it, or until Shelby lifts the hold.

The alleged reason? To wring some more military pork out of Obama.

Funny, how the same Republicans that freaked out so much over Mary Landrieu’s and Ben Nelson’s porking up the Senate health care reform bill — one of the reasons given for the teabuggers’ mucking about with Senator Landrieu’s phones was an alleged desire to investigate Landrieu’s porkish ways — are going to either be silent as the tomb, or talk about how Shelby’s such a principled and honorable man driven by desperation to extreme measures. Never mind that Republicans have made it their top priority to make it all but impossible for Obama to appoint anyone to anything.

5 Responses to “Aren’t You Supposed To Wear A Mask When You Stick People Up?”

  1. Mark Gisleson said

    For the life of me I don’t know why the administration doesn’t just make some calls to shut off every dime of federal money going into Alabama. Not permanently, but for so long as Shelby’s mass hold is in place.

    We’re well past what’s legal. This is an open declaration of war on the majority of Americans.

  2. The problem is that they’re not a) as high-paying or b) as numerous as the ones Airbus is offering Shelby — and there’s also c) which is that these jobs aren’t permanent, and will eventually go overseas.

  3. The problem is that they’re not a) as high-paying or b) as numerous as the ones Boeing would provide — and there’s also c) which is that these jobs aren’t permanent, and will eventually go overseas.

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