File this under G for 'giant waste of time.' Kudos to the president and Democrats for not knuckling under to the GOP's idle threats. The Republicans ended up looking like complete idiots.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
The two things that struck me were the GOP coming out and saying they were happy they were able to protect sequestration. Isn't that the same thing they tripped over themselves to blame on Obama when it happened? Now they're protecting it and happy to claim it?
I've heard a bunch of them also say this will just lead to another crisis in a few months. Um, you manufactured this crisis. The only way it leads to another one is if you learned absolutely nothing from it and try again.
Yeah, if I am the chair of the GOP, I am not sure how much I want to jump into this fight. It might be time to actually have that come to Jesus meeting they said they were going to have after 2012. Unfortunately, it will turn into another Tea Party rally. The real lesson that could be learned here is how long is the memory of voters. We will find out next year.
The Wee Baby Sheamus.Twitter: @realjoecarfley its a bit more toned down there. A bit.
Monitoring of phone calls and where they go has been going on for 60 years. In fact, according to the book Spycatcher, MI5 and MI6 in England lead the way in tech to to that. It'll happen whether or not the courts rule.