Monday, March 29, 2010

Most laughable threat of the week (contd.)

This was last week's winner, from John McCain:
Democrats shouldn't expect much cooperation from Republicans the rest of this year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Monday.
Unlike last year?

=> This week, an even better version of the same joke:
A leading Republican predicted Sunday that President Obama’s appointment of 15 officials while sidestepping Senate confirmation would make it more difficult to get bipartisan support for future legislation.
As Mark Kleiman correctly wonders, given that this has already been impossible, how can it get any "more difficult" than that? "Ummm … a probability of zero can’t get smaller."

(That last point does sound logical ... but if we're talking about Republican obstructionism, I wouldn't be so sure.)

--Jeff Weintraub