That's Mitch McConnell, of course, the leader of the 12 Hounding Fathers who have decided to filibuster the background check vote rather than allow all of the other senators to vote on it. If you want the most dramatic evidence of voter fraud that spiritually drives so many Republicans these days, this will do until something more nauseating comes along. Mitch is up for reelection in 2014 and he needs all of the Tea Partyers that he can appease, even if 80 to 90 pct. of Americans support background checks. I will b e kind and merely refer to him as a thoroughly disgusting human being. Shouldn't all civilized people be rising and shouting: "We want our country back!"?
Abe Zaidan has been a professional journalist and freelance writer for more than forty years. He was the Ohio correspondent for the Washington Post, as well as a political columnist at the Akron Beacon Journal.