So, yeah, Mitch McConnell thinks the Democrats are engaging in mindless obstruction.
In fact, he’s so fired up about this he wrote a whiny op-ed for Politico titled “Time to Stop the Democrats’ Obstruction.” And just in time for April Fools’ Day!
Anyway, just in case you have the long-term memory of a pimiento loaf, this is the same guy who blocked Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court nomination; held up dozens of lower court nominations; said, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”; and plotted, with his GOP colleagues (in the middle of a terrible economic crisis, mind you), to oppose everything President Obama ever tried to do.
That guy … wrote this:
Because of this obstruction, the Senate’s progress in filling important executive branch positions has been insufficient. Crucial jobs are still being held empty out of political spite. More nominees whom I suspect would be confirmed without opposition are still being delayed indefinitely because our colleagues cannot finish grieving their loss in 2016.
Moreover, if we let this partisan paralysis continue, it will define a new norm for the future. It’s hard to imagine any future presidency of either party would be spared.
We can’t accept this. We need to stop this bizarre, new practice. We need to rebuild a nominations process that resembles the way things worked for more than two centuries.
Does he think I was hatched yesterday?
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