Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bunning's Perfect Game

Friday, Senate Democrats tried to pass a bunch of spending by unanimous consent and the only Senator to put a stop to it was Sen. Bunning. Only one nay was required to stop it from being unanimous. Democrats can still pass these bills, they just have to go through a normal Senate vote and explain to the American people why they are increasing the size of the Federal gov't and the national debt (the proposed spending was not "paid for" by taxes or other spending cuts).

This pissed off the Dems to no end and they berated him hour after hourSenator Durbin told Bunning, "It is simply unfair for one senator to attempt to hold the Senate hostage on this issue."  From his seat the Senator muttered, "Tough sh*t".

I love it.

Senator Bunning used to pitch in the major leagues.  In 1964, he pitched a "perfect game" -- the first perfect game in the National League in 84 years.  The definition of a perfect game is when, one after one, the opposition sends a batter to the plate and the pitcher sends him back to the dugout: no hits, no walks, no hit batsmen.  When Phillie pitcher Bunning defeated all those New York Mets, 27 up-27 down, I'm sure they were frustrated. However, none of them whined about how "unfair" it was to not even allow at least one of them to get on base, or that it was unfair for one player to frustrate the will of so many other players.

Thank you, Senator, for another perfect game.

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