“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” This line was taken from Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.” It was spoken by a fellow who was shipwrecked and was seeking shelter next to a sleeping monster.
Politics, too, sometimes makes strange bedfellows.
President Obama must feel miserable having to depend upon a Republican majority to pass his trade bill and cement his legacy.
House Minority Leader Pelosi and many Democrats must feel miserable having to break ranks with their president by refusing to support his legislation.
Conservatives in the House and Senate must feel miserable having to break ranks once again with House Speaker Boehner and Senate Majority Leader McConnell.
The piece of legislation known as the Trade Promotion Authority Bill, or simply the trade bill, is one of the more quirky measures with which congress has had to wrestle.
On June 12 liberals aligned themselves with conservatives to block a vote in the House of Representatives on sending President Obama his fast-track trade bill. Obama’s