Archive for November 27th, 2012
It finally looks like Harry Reid has been convinced to rein in the principal form of GOP obstruction in the Senate — the filibuster. And it doesn’t look like he’ll eliminate it — but reform it so that it takes some committed work to block the Senate’s work. Apparently some of the rules revisions are still being thought out, but so far, the rules would change as follows:
Tthe Tea Party and the Republican Civil War that keeps allowing us Dems to win Senate seats is still with us. The Mike Castle of West Virginia (i.e. the most popular and long sought after Republican in the state) is Rep. Shelly Moore Capito. After years of pleading with her to run for one of the Senate seats (obviously because they view her as an unstoppable candidate), the GOP establishment has gotten their wish. But not so fast. The Club for Growth is going to primary her.
On day one of her candidacy, Capito received criticism from two conservative groups known for mounting primary challenges against establishment-backed Republicans: the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).
Chris Chocola, president of the Club, slammed her as an “establishment candidate,” and Senate Conservatives Fund executive director Matt Hoskins said the group wouldn’t endorse her.
LOL. So who is West Virginia’s Christine O’Donnell?