Obstructionism, pure and simple, by the party rejected by the voters only two weeks ago.
Sen. Mary Landrieuís bid to pass a Keystone XL pipeline bill fell short by the slimmest of margins Tuesday, leaving the $8 billion pipeline still on the table for the ascendant Republican Party to push the project to President Barack Obamaís desk in January.
The 59-41 Senate vote was just shy of the 60 votes needed to pass the bill, following a dramatic six days of whipping by the embattled Louisiana Democrat on an issue that almost all of Washington had expected to sit idle until next year.
This means several things, as I see it:
And the downfall of the Democrat Party continues.