Democratic Temper Tantrum Grinds Senate to a HaltThe only saving grace in this despicable saga is in the fact that Saslaw and his buddies - as long as they refuse to do the job they were sent to Richmond to do - can't raise all those different taxes they say they want to raise.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday made good on whispered threats of obstructionism, and used what was normally a routine Senate vote on judicial elections to grind the entire chamber - including committee meetings - to a halt.
"Democrats have been warning quietly for weeks that they would block all new judicial appointments and the state budget in an effort to overturn the will of the voters at the ballot box," [RPV Chairman Pat Mullins] said. "The irony is thick - Democrats move to block judicial appointments just as they clog the court system with frivolous lawsuits."
"Just like their counterparts in Wisconsin and Indiana, Senate Democrats have decided that if they can't win at the ballot box and don't have the votes to prevail on the floor, they'll simply blow up the process," he said. "But elections have consequences, even if Democrats don't like them." [link]
In that sense Saslaw's petulance serves Virginia well.
Otherwise, he and they are - again - an embarrassment.