Morning Mix: Resolved — bin Laden Was A Bad Man and Other News
In case you doubted that everyone agrees Osama bin Laden was a bad man, now it will be resolved. Literally. The senate intends to vote on a bin Laden resolution today, according to Politico.
Nevada Senator John Ensign gave his last speech to the Senate yesterday, but no one was around to hear it. In one last insult to the disgraced politician, Ensign was forced to give his farewell to a bunch of empty seats. Nevada Representative Brad Heller will finish out Ensign’s term, and a raucous special election will be held to replace Heller on Sept. 13th.
Here’s hoping Sharron Angle sings.
But killing bin Laden appears to change little in the political landscape, especially not the Tea Party’s opinion of the President. A court in California will be letting birthers argue a case about Barack Obama’s birth certificate today, with claims that the certificate was doctored. And conservatives are already trying to move the election narrative on to the economy.
One politician tells the public we need to end oil subsidies after voting to continue oil subsidies, another complains about disaster relief money after having his state accept disaster relief money, and Donald Trump believes that sexual orientation is a matter best left to…the golf courses.
That’s it for today’s Morning Mix!