If the spitting and slinging of epithets from last week didn’t clinch it this certainly will. Tea Party whackos fucking around with the Senate parliamentarian is not something the Republicans want when so much of their ability to obstruct depends on favorable procedural rulings.
Tea Partiers are planning a Tea Party outside the home of Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin. And there are “people threatening him,” according to Kent Conrad. Frumin, of course, was appointed Parliamentarian after the Republicans fired the old one for ruling against them in a reconciliation matter.
There are only like two guys in the world qualified to be Senate Parliamentarian, and they just sorta trade the job back and forth according to who is in power, but Frumin has now been appointed by both parties when they control the chamber. He even just sent reconciliation back to the House after ruling in favor of Republicans on two procedural matters.
But, whatevs, we better protest him, because he’s totally IN THE TANK