What a surprise! John McCain on a Sunday talk show! But I digress.
Think Progress has a post up titled, McCain: ‘I Don’t Understand’ Why GOP Would Filibuster Gun Legislation.
That should have read, “McCain: ‘I don’t understand why the GOP would filibuster.’” Most of us sure don’t understand why the GOP would filibuster 99% of what they freaking filibuster.
Well, actually we do. Their raison d’être is obstruction, their goal (other than acquiring more money and power, that is) is to tarnish President Obama and his legacy, and their appallingly gleeful reliance on perpetual blocking comes from the successes they’ve had.
Here is the entire Face the Nation interview. Relevant segment starts at about 9:45:
I don’t understand it. The purpose of the United States Senate is to debate and to vote and to let the people know where we stand.
So you’d encourage Republicans not to filibuster?
I would not only encourage it, I don’t understand it. What are we afraid of? … Why would we not want… Why not take it up and amend it and debate? The American people would profit from it. I do not understand why United States senators want to block debate when the leader has said we can have amendments.