You want a good look at obstruction? You want a look at gridlock in Washington D.C.? Here's Capt. Do-Nothing at a press conference
trying to not really explaining why they didn't end the Bush tax cuts when they controlled by the House and the Senate for two years at the beginning of Obama's term.
"Shut up", he explained.
Via The Weekly Standard:
TWS: Leader Reid, when it comes to the Bush tax cuts…why didn’t Senate Democrats push through this bill back when you controlled the Senate, the House, and the presidency?
REID: The tax cuts weren’t about to expire then. So that’s why we’re doing it now.
TWS: You could have foreseen this issue two years ago.
REPORTER: What are you talking about? They expired at the end of 2010.
REID: And that’s why they were extended one year.
TWS: Why didn’t they vote when you could have pushed this bill through and had it signed into law?
REID: Next question.
That is what the Presiddent is running on. His entire campaign of class-warfare and divisiveness can't even be justified or explained by his Party's most powerful man on Capitol Hill. Making the rich pay their fair share or something was so important they never bothered to get around to it for the entirety of 2009 and 2010.
Seeing Murray and Reid up there and the combined intellecutal heft they possess, perhaps it's a good thing the Senate has become a collection of lay-about ne'er-do-wells.