The Grand Obstruction Party: Seven Time Supporters Of Continued Failure
Via marksb, this piece form the LATimes lays it all out in the first couple of paragraphs. To wit:
For the seventh time this year, Senate Republicans today blocked a measure to change U.S. policy in Iraq, beating back the latest Democratic proposal to set a timeline for withdrawing troops.
Democrats fell eight votes short of the 60 votes demanded by Republican leaders for an amendment to the defense authorization bill being debated in the Senate.
Four Republican lawmakers joined Democrats, ending a round-the-clock session orchestrated by Democratic leaders Tuesday night to highlight what they alleged was Republican obstructionism. (emphasis mine)
Protecting the President’s flank at the expense of the party. Heckuva job, Mitch. No, really, I mean it.