Word is that the Democrats might make the Republicans actually filibuster FinReg tonight. That is to say, stand on the floor and talk and talk and talk. And if the Democrats are serious about forcing the Republicans to really filibuster the bill, this is the right week for it: The Kentucky Derby starts Friday, and Kentucky's senior senator, Mitch McConnell, would surely prefer to attend. Given that his members arealready talking about breaking ranks, McConnell may find himself eager to get this kabuki dance over with a little bit early.
This just illustrates how utterly ridiculous the GOP party has become. If this turns out to be the true motivation for the passing of Fin-Reg, how can anyone besides Fox News take the GOP party at face value?