I ran across this video of Al Franken speaking in/to the Senate on the Republican refusal to even consider an Obama SCOTUS nominee. Franken does an extremely fine job of taking them to task, of summarizing all the reasons their obstructionist reaction is full of nonsensical crap. Makes me wish Franken was speaking from the Oval Office! The clip is a little more than thirteen minutes in length, but doesn’t seem that long (not like if it was a Republican speaking, i.o.w. 🙂 )
Meanwhile, from the opposite side of the political coin comes this li’l tidbit courtesy of Ted Cruz (not a video, thank all gods, simply a link in which the title is a more than adequate summary of the content):
There. Contrast. Politics. Sanity v. Insanity. Democrat v. Republican. The contrasts implicit in Up v. Down and/or Day v. Night pale in comparison!
And in closing, a historical summary of the crap Franken valiantly attempts to confront — aka the crap which drives each and every shred of today’s GOP:
“The extortions and oppressions of government will go on so long as
such bare fraudulence deceives and disarms the victims – so long as they
are ready to swallow the immemorial official theory that protesting against
the stealings of the archbishop’s secretary’s nephew’s mistress’ illegitimate son
is a sin against the Holy Ghost.”
(H. L. Mencken)
Amen. It is written.