Sometimes, things get so bad you just have to laugh.
Former Republican Senate majority leader, Trent Lott, had some interesting advice for incoming Republican Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and what he thinks about the obstructionists in the current Republican party. The quote speaks for itself:
“The leadership is going to have to find a way to deal sternly with some of these members…. I wouldn’t put up with some of the stuff that they’re doing,” said Lott. He characterized last year’s partial government shutdown – spearheaded by tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas – as a “fraud.”
And they’ve been hard at work at hardly working. There have been more cloture motions filed in the 2013-2014 Congress, 227, than all Congresses from 1917-1980 combined, 218, according to the Senate’s website.
The great irony here is Lott lost his leadership position for praising the hypocritical racist, Strom Thurmond, a Senator famous for carrying out the longest filibuster in history because he wanted segregation to continue so badly. You might think Lott would be a big fan of the record amount of filibusters the Republican Party has used in recent years. Guess not.
Sometimes, you just have to laugh at the crazy.