Having deployed the nuclear option to avoid a filibuster, nervous Senate Democrats deploy an IED on one of Barack's own:
The Senate rejected President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division on Wednesday in a stunning 47-52 vote in which seven Democrats abandoned their leadership.
The vote was all the more remarkable for the five Democrats in tough reelection races this year who voted in vain to move Debo Adegbile’s nomination forward.
So five vulnerable Senators were left hung out to dry? Geez, the rats couldn't even coordinate their abandonment of the sinking ship.
Their votes now become ammunition for Senate Republicans, who argued Adegbile was unfit to serve because of his legal work in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.
The vote was a stinging defeat for the White House that showed President Obama is politically out of step with some centrist Democrats heading into the midterm elections.
He still can't figure out those centrist Dems and now Obama is having trouble with some of the Senators bitterly clinging to their seats.