Last night showed Repugnant U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY) as the absolute “A-Hole” that he is for his grossly “intemperate” response to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley’s (D-OR) “plea” to Sen. Bunning to lift his “hold” on the vote for an emergency extension of unemployment benefits for the benefit of 1.2 million Americans whose benefits were about to run out.
When Sen. Merkley pleaded with Sen. Bunning in the U.S. Senate Chambers on Thurs. – (2-25-10) – to drop his “hold” on voting on the matter by the full Senate the Oregon Democratic senator queried Sen. Bunning: “what about the 1.2 million Americans facing an imminent cut-off in their unemployment benefits?” Sen. Bunning merely retorted with the soon-to-be-infamous remark: “Tough shit!”
Some fates are sealed forever by a “slip of the tongue”. This is one of those times.
This is a phrase (“tough shit”) that joins the likes of that famous line used by Division Commander General Tony McAuliffe in the Battle of the Bulge @ U.S. Army headquarters in Bastogne, France in the winter of 1944. When informed by his staff that the Germans were asking for an American surrender McAuliffe replied: “Us surrender? Aw, “nuts!” The date was December 22, 1944. It was finally agreed that the “formal” response back to the Germans would be shortened to: “nuts!”
Way to go Sen. Bunning. Or – to put it in your own words: “Tough Shit!”
I hope you know how to eat those words. Put on your feed bag & take your medicine like a man!
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