The "Wall Street Journal" Is a Very Strange Concentrator of Strangeness Indeed: The View from The Roasterie **La Farine** LVIII: December 19, 2013
And Yet More Thursday Idiocy: A Correspondent Reminds Me of Back When Chuck Lane Gave the Esteemed Daniel Drezner Hives...

Yet More Thursday Idiocy!: Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE) Says African-Americans Were Kept Down Because the Filibuster Wasn't Strong Enough!

Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE): Confirming Obama's Judges Is Like Protecting Slavery:

They can appoint the entire judiciary of the United States in the District Courts and in the Circuit Courts with absolutely no involvement whatsoever from the minority. None. That’s what their rule change did. Let me take that rule change and think out loud about where we put ourselves as a country. I wonder who was the first United States Senator in our history who came to the floor and said, “My fellow Senators, I have thought about this, I have contemplated it, maybe I have even prayed about it. And I believe the day has arrived to end slavery in the United States. And I will be attaching an amendment to every bill to end that horrific practice." I’ll bet they were a very lonely United States Senator at that point in time. But I’m also guessing that that Senator and tenacious other Senators along the way exercised their rights as a minority and as an individual United States Senator to continue to force that issue. What a courageous, remarkable thing to do...

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