Thursday, April 18, 2013

Toomey-Manchin dies. Obama butt-hurt.

While working unGodly hours yesterday and Tuesday, I notice that Toomey-Manchin went down in ignominious defeat.  All amendments failed to get to the floor for debate.  I started digging through other links and saw that my Dem senator, "Katrina" Mary Landrieu voted YEA on the matter.  Landrieu hails from the New Orleans area, a solid Democrat stronghold in what is otherwise a solid red state, but she is my Senator, so I took a minute to dash off a quick email to her.  The text is below.
Dear Mary
I see that you recently voted YEA on Toomey Manchin.  Have you lost your damned mind?  You're standing for re-election later this year and already have a strong challenger.
She'll never see the email, and some staffer will delete it as soon as possible.  However, the Senate declined to even debate the issue, and the President's signature effort on gun control went down in resounding defeat. Senator Dianne Feinstein's assault weapon amendment lost 40-60.

Senator Murphy of Connecticut thinks we're all a bunch of poo-poo heads for not marching lockstep against the Constitution, and the President is looking all butt-hurt that we don't immediately do everything he says we should do.  Well, screw him.  I don't have time to worry about his butt-hurt.  Now, I understand, he'll go back to doing what he does best.  I'm not sure if that's Executive Orders, playing golf, or taking wildly expensive vacations on my dime.

This is a great day, and I think I'm going to have a drink to celebrate.


Titan Mk6B said...

Yes, it was a great day. I laughed out loud at obamba's little tantrum.

Cybrludite said...

Who is challenging her, so I can donate to them when I've got the dosh to spare? And if it's a Republican who'll be running against her in the general, is there any primary opponent we can support to weaken her some more?