Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Shrinking Munchkins

As Mayor of the Munchkin Caucus, in the County of the Land of Flaws, our very own junior senator, mike lee, is finding that no matter how many times he climbs on the table and throws a hissy-fit, he doesn't stand quite tall enough. It takes 40 Senators to stop something and a whole 60 to actually get something done with the abuse of rules, tradition, and Article I of the U.S. Constitution now currently in vogue in that august body.

The funniest part is, when lee began his latest hissy, he claimed to have 13 Senators in support - a far cry from the 40 necessary. However, there were only twelve signing the Munchkin Mayor's letter. Today, three Senators dropped out. Our good Mayor is down to nine.

Oh, wait, that's not the funniest part. Let me share you some quotes about our little BIG senator from his fellow Senate Republicans:

“Dumbest idea,” “Defunding the Affordable Care Act is not achievable by shutting down the federal government,” “At some point, you’re going to open the federal government back up and Barack Obama is going to be president.” -Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina.
“My feeling is if you want to make sure that the Democrats take control of the House, run that strategy.” -Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.
“So some would like to set up another one of these shutdown-the-government threats. And most Americans are really tired of those kinds of shenanigans here in Washington” -Republican Senator and former Presidential Candidate John McCain of Arizona."
And there's even more. Munchkin supporters of our Mayor include three of the likely presidential candidates for 2016: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul! They thought this was a good idea!

By the way, has anyone else noted that Ted Cruz bears a striking resemblance to the late Senator Joe McCarthy? Creepy.

Tea Partier Ted Cruz
Tail-gunner Joe McCarthy

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