Posts Tagged ‘richard shelby’

…or perhaps he has watched Stacy’s clips of Rick Barber and is afraid that he might run against him for the senate seat either way the idiocy has ended:

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has released his controversial “holds” on more than 70 pending presidential nominations, his office said Monday night.

Senators, usually from the minority party, often use the legislative tactic on one or a few presidential nominees, usually to protest parochial concerns. Shelby’s maneuver, aimed at nearly all appointments awaiting confirmation on the Senate floor, agitated Democrats because it would effectively limit confirmation votes to a handful per month. It also marked a low point in a partisan standoff in the Senate that has forced Democrats to find 60 votes to pass almost everything.

I’m glad someone convinced him to take back this gift to the left The smart thing is usually the right thing. Shelby’s holds weren’t smart or right.

Sorry Richard you get the wheel of fish award for this one:

…there is nothing that is more likely to counter the image of the Democrats corruption and back room deals than a single republican blocking the ENTIRE batch of nominees over earmarks.

Way to go Shelby, way to put republicans on the defensive and giving the democrats and the media a lifeline. This is a great example of the bi-partisan nature of the Washington culture.

Hey Rick Barber forget running for Ala 3. Get yourself into Shelby’s seat ASAP.