So, Bunning thinks he's so damn cute.
Wyden isn't taking it anymore.
What's more beautiful than a Democrat with a desire to put Bunning in his place?
As they say on Iron Chef, "Let the battle begin"!
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has vowed to prevent the Senate from extending any other expiring laws until it extends unemployment benefits and subsidized health insurance for laid off workers. Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is single-handedly blocking Senate action needed to prevent an estimated 1.2 million American workers from prematurely losing their unemployment benefits next month. When, on the Senate floor, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) begged him to drop his objection Bunning replied: "Tough shit."
Wyden is outraged. "Denying [the unemployed] legislation that helps them pay for the basic necessities of life is fundamentally wrong," Wyden told HuffPost. "For people that are getting hammered in this economy, trying literally to figure out from their kitchen table and their living rooms how they're going to get by, this legislation is a lifeline."
Now Wyden is fighting back with the same much-maligned parliamentary tactic Bunning is using. "It's awful that you have to do this," he said. "I am the ringleader of the effort to blow the whistle on outdated secret procedures."