Sen. Jim Bunning is gone, but not forgotten. This just popped up on GOP Auditor candidate Addia Wuchner’s YouTube page, which I assume is a robocall that will be going out to his rabid fans around the Bluegrass:
Mitch McConnell didn’t cry when he filibustered to prevent 9/11 first responders from getting health insurance and gay soldiers from getting fired. And he certainly didn’t cry when Jim Bunning gave his farewell.
Judd Gregg’s farewell is another story.
Don’t let Mitch’s exterior fool you. Behind that cold callous tactician who puts his own self-interest and power above all else is a cold callous tactician who puts his own self-interest and power above all else and a big crybaby.
I noticed Chris Dodd recently got a standing ovation from both sides of the aisle after his goodbye speech. Knowing Jim Bunning, I guess I’m not really surprised by how this rambling and incoherent speech ends:
We’ll miss laughing at you saying cruel, stupid and bigoted things, Jim. A true legacy you’ve left behind.
(fortunately, Rand Paul says that Bunning is the senator that he admires and wants to emulate this most. Knock on wood…)
But they failed, as Big Brother and His communist minions convinced 15 Republican Senators that widespread diarrhea and vomiting and even death is worth “regulating” against:
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s food-safety system, after recalls of tainted eggs, peanut butter and spinach sickened thousands and led major food makers to join consumer advocates in demanding stronger government oversight.
The legislation, which passed by a vote of 73 to 25, would greatly strengthen the Food and Drug Administration, an agency that in recent decades focused more on policing medical products than ensuring the safety of foods. The bill is intended to get the government to crack down on unsafe foods before they harm people rather than after outbreaks occur.
Sure, this bill will prevent diarrhea and vomiting and death, but what will we lose in terms of our Liberty?
Well, starting in January, Rand Paul can start doing the one person hold on communist legislation like this. Only he can prevent the next Hitler from coming to America. And he will.
Al Cross visited Rand Paul’s fancy northern KY fundraiser yesterday (“Rand by the River”… Aqua Buddha didn’t show) and wrote it up for Politico. Jim Bunning showed up and spoke, and you know how that goes:
Paul said nothing about Conway, but Bunning belittled the Democrat, calling him “a poor little rich boy [who] never worked a day in his life, except as a lawyer” and lost badly to an incumbent who lost her next race. (Actually, then-Rep. Anne Northup of Louisville beat Conway by only 3.2 percentage points in 2002, and did not lose her 3rd District seat until 2006.)
After ripping Conway, it was his turn to rip… Randy:
Bunning told the crowd at a restaurant along the Ohio River, “The intensity on the Republican or conservative side in this election is unbelievable,” and cited national polls. “It means Rand Paul can succeed me and not do a great job.” A few in the crowd laughed at the remark, which appeared to refer to Paul’s campaign, not predict his performance if elected. “In other words, he can succeed me in spite of himself,” Bunning added, drawing heartier laughter.
Sadly, Senator Bunning refrained from predicting anyone’s death, making Muslim jokes, or passing out and drooling on himself. But there’s always tomorrow.