H/T Joan McCarter
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proved himself to be the most fundamentally dishonest politician in the whole of Washington, D.C. this morning, in response to Senator Harry Reid's announcement that he would move to change Senate filibuster rules. The video clip above is McConnell telling the floor that Republicans have been "very, very fair" to President Obama.
McConnell also called this a "fake fight" over judges, to try and “distract the public” from the problems of ObamaCare, a fight that he failed to mention Republicans picked.
“It only reinforces the narrative of a party willing to do or say just about anything to get its way,” said McConnell. “Once again, Democrats are threatening to break the rules of the Senate ... in order to change the rules of the Senate,” he said.
“And over what? Over a court that doesn’t have enough work to do.”
"He may as well said if you like the rules of the Senate, you can keep them!" he quipped, then was so pleased with himself that he got a laugh, he repeated it.
Reid wants to confirm three of President Obama’s nominees to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the second most powerful court in the nation.
The GOP has blocked the nominations of Patricia Millett, an appellate litigator; Cornelia Pillard, a Georgetown Law School professor; and Robert Wilkins, a judge on the District Court for the District of Columbia.
McConnell essentially argued that Republican obstruction was all the Democrats fault, that they were responsible for the filibusters because they kept trying to do things-- as opposed to the do nothing GOP -- like allow the president to appoint people to vacant court seats. McConnell's lies and the conviction with which he expressed them was indeed a disturbing thing to behold.