Sun, 11 Jan 2015 01:50:03 GMT
"Yet no later than the day after the election did soon-to-be Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announce that “there will be no government shutdown and no default on the national debt.” In other words, the very first thing McConnell did was take one of Republicans most potent weapons — the power of the purse — off the table."And so it begins.... When you couple this together with the likelihood that Ted Cruz will probably try to be the de facto leader of both the House and Senate and the new batch of Republicans determined to make Michele Bachmann look sane in the likes of Sen. Joni Ernst (IA), Sen. Thom Tillis (NC), Rep. Jody Hice (GA), and Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI), things will be, at the very least, entertaining.
"I will approach this issue as both a man of faith and a businessman, and firmly believe that neither individuals nor businesses should be discriminated against for their religious beliefs or any other reason." [emphasis added]