Senator Jim Bunning (Insane, KY) showing how much brains he has left
Senator Jim Bunning is no stranger to this website, in fact one of my original posts was about him, “Senator Bunning, Kentucky’s other crazy Senator” 1/10/09. So I am no longer surprised at anything this loon does. What I am surprised at is that over 1 million people can lose their unemployment benefits for a month and construction on most Federal and State Highways can be brought to a stop by this certifiably insane person.
That last comment was not an ad hominen attack, he really is insane and it has made enough news that he has already announced his retirement so he can spend more time obstructing his family.
I can understand the rational of how the senate can be brought to a screeching halt by 41 Senators, if not abused and used for everything, it can make sure the minority has some input into bills and aren’t totally ignored like the Democrats where between 2002 and 2006.
If Senators had any interest in serving the people the filibuster could be used wisely. The Republicans represent less than a third of the country, but that third still deserves some say. The Republicans decided not to use it that way and have caused havoc and they will have to see if they get rewarded for it or not.
But when a lone, Insane, Senator who is so unpopular in his own state that polls showed him losing to the Plague, can stop one of the few things that the other 99 Senators can agree on to keep the country from going back into a Great Depression than something is seriously messed up with this country.
Which begs the question why is Bunning doing this? Is it a deep philosophical ideal that the nation would be better off if the economy crashed again? Is it that he thinks “Little Green Doctors” will attack his wife at events she doesn’t attend?
Nope, He’s trying to hold the million plus people on unemployment and the federal highways hostage unless there is a tax break for the 400 wealthiest Americans (only them). Although I’m sure he is worried about the little green doctors as well.
The two Republicans who are competing for his seat Rand Paul and Trey Grayson have announced their support for his bonehead move.
If they really want to support him they should turn this into a campaign slogan, “The marginal increase in wealth for 400, outweighs the needs of the millions.”
I’m sure with that slogan they’ll have overwhelming support.
Darrell B Nelson