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Breakfast Scramble (Saturday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble

Rand Paul – 1, Dirty Harry Reid – 0, Rand Paul the junior senator from Kentucky has Dirty Harry Reid flummoxed, Roberta Costa has the conservative story of the day, from National Review [1]:

Washington — Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), a Tea Party favorite, has boxed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) into a corner. After a quiet day of quorum calls and speeches, Reid abruptly adjourned the upper chamber Thursday and postponed votes until Monday. According to numerous Hill staffers, Paul deserves some credit for the impasse.

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GOP sources tell National Review Online that Paul’s proposal flummoxed Reid, who does not want his members to have to weigh in on Obama’s dusty quote about congressional authority, even if the vote is only to table the measure.

Now I realize that Paul is a physician, while Dirty Harry is but an ex-boxer.   However this was not exactly some grand master chess move on the part of  Paul.   It is more like Blogging 101.   If Obama is dumb enough to say one thing as a senator,  but to do the exact opposite as president, you would only expect somebody to call Obama on it.   Well Paul did, and Dirty Harry doesn’t have a clue what to do.

Dumbo’s union bribes, shocking, Obama Care funnels taxpayer dollars to unions, from Byron York, Washington Examiner [2]:

Investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee have discovered that a little-known provision in the national health care law has allowed the federal government to pay nearly $2 billion to unions, state public employee systems, and big corporations to subsidize health coverage costs for early retirees.  At the current rate of payment, the $5 billion appropriated for the program could be exhausted well before it is set to expire.

Dumbo’s first 2012 campaign ad, video:

Hat tip: Smitty, Other McCain [3].