The GOP's New Low, Which Takes Some Doing

Abby Zimet

In a small, vile, under-reported move that reminds us just what they are capable of, Senate Republicans used a point of order to block passage of a bipartisan $1 billion jobs program to put unemployed veterans back to work as firefighters, police officers and in public work projects. See Rachel Maddow's barely contained fury on the subject of four guys you never heard of - GOP Senators John Boozman, Mike Johanns, Richard Burr and Pat Toomey - all of whom helped write the bill, then kill it.

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