Bravo, Sir! Bravo!

| February 26, 2010

Bunning Launches One-Man Filibuster

Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) began a filibuster late last night "against a bill with several popular provisions aimed at people hit hardest by the recession. So far, he is succeeding," Roll Call reports.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) organized a group of Democrats "to man the floor for a potential all-night session. But after three hours of often heated debate -- during which Bunning could be heard yelling obscenities at other lawmakers -- Durbin dropped his efforts for the evening shortly before midnight."

Now, set aside your political leanings for just a moment. Maybe we should convert this to sports analogy, as style dictates these days. A one man defensive line just ground the 59 man offensive line of the opposing team to a halt. Single handedly over three hours this one man proved once and for all and without a doubt that it wouldn't matter if you had 99 Democratic Senators elected to the upper house, they'd all get their dicks knocked in the dirt every single last time by one man with the courage of his convictions.

"Republican Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) on Thursday night expressed his opposition to renewing unemployment benefits on the Senate floor with an unusually harsh message for its backers: 'Tough shit.'"