Thank you to Senators Webb and Warner for voting the right way – “aye” on the Defense Appropriations bill – a few minutes ago. Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell and Company continue to be the “party of no” who want everything to fail. Between talking down the U.S. economy, voting against funding our troops in “harms way,” supporting continued bigotry in the military, blocking the Obama tax cut for the middle class in order to give millionaires and billionaires a huge gift, preventing young people from getting an education and serving in our military, opposing clean energy and climate action, etc. the question is why anyone in their right mind would vote for them. Even if you’re not happy with the Democrats, even if you’re really pissed off, staying home on election day is not a serious option. The alternative is to turn the government over to McConnell, Can’tor, BONEr and their ilk. No thank you.
P.S. Great comment by emptywheel on Twitter: “Remember when Senators holding up Defense bill were branded as anti-American and unpatriotic?”