When it was pointed out just what the extent of his blinkered opposition would do to people and how he should drop his objection, he casually blurted out "Tough shit" to those who would not see the wisdom in his ways. But then, in a moment of self reflection, Bunning took time to lament for those who had been unfairly harmed by his obstructionism.
And at one point during the debate, which dragged on till nearly midnight, Bunning complained of missing a basketball game."Gentlemen, it seems I have been hoisted on my own petard. Will someone think of my suffering?"
"I have missed the Kentucky-South Carolina game that started at 9:00," he said,
"and it's the only redeeming chance we had to beat South Carolina since they're the only team that has beat Kentucky this year.
But amidst this debate over extending unemployment benefits, one silver lining was revealed.
The unemployment rate in Kentucky is 10.7 percent.I hope they're the first ones that go broke.
Thanks Jim, stay classy.