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1:08pm December 8, 2012

Stupidest Move in Senate History? GOP Leader McConnell Blocks His Own Bill

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Senate Leader McConnell blocks his own idea on debt ceiling. Just when you thought Congress couldn’t get any more useless and gridlocked, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) opposes his own legislation on the Senate floor.  In a commentary by Lawrence O’Donnell last night, the move was defined as the most “idiotic thing” ever. That sentiment may not be too far off. Senate historians are checking to verify if such a thing has ever happened before, that is, a member proposing a bill then immediately blocking it.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke has also authored three books of photography including two on President Obama's 2008 campaign for the presidency and one with Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. Instagram: LVB325.




 
 

 
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3 Comments


  1. [...] Howard Baker and Bob Dole where are you?  Former Senate Majority Leader Dole made a visit to the Senate floor this week.  He should have stayed.  On Thursday, GOP “Leader” Mitch McConnell did what is being called one of the silliest things seen on the Senate floor in a long time.  He blocked his own legislation and filibustered himself.  Can it get any stupider than this?  No one will ever confuse this moment with the work of Lyndon Johnson or Mike Mansfield. [...]


  2. [...] Howard Baker and Bob Dole where are you?  Former Senate Majority Leader Dole made a visit to the Senate floor this week.  He should have stayed.  On Thursday, GOP “Leader” Mitch McConnell did what is being called one of the silliest things seen on the Senate floor in a long time.  He blocked his own legislation and filibustered himself.  Can it get any stupider than this?  No one will ever confuse this moment with the work of Lyndon Johnson or Mike Mansfield. [...]


  3. When will people take notice of the GOP’s antics?



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