The massive budget deficits that Barack Obama inherited – the predictable, and predicted, consequence of Bush Administration profligacy and the Great Recession – have been likened to a flood of red ink. Now the President is trying to control the flood by cutting wasteful programs, and Sen. Shelby has responded to the elimination of two of his favorite pieces of pork by shutting down the confirmation process for all Presidential nominees.
Maybe Shelby can’t tell the difference between a flood of red ink and a Crimson Tide?
Update “Crimson Tide” has lost out as the label for this scandal. It’s now officially the “Shelby Shakedown.”