Sure have, according to The Hill. The Boston bombings did the trick. And the right is capitalizing on the drift, using the tenuous “Chechnya” connection to — effectively — bring back Dick Cheney.
The Boston Marathon terrorist attack allegedly hatched by two brothers from Chechnya is threatening to disrupt President Obama’s second-term agenda.
Opponents of immigration reform — the most promising priority of Obama’s second term remaining after the defeat of gun control — are already using the attack to try to slow progress on a bipartisan Senate bill.
More broadly, the attack is raising questions about how the administration should deal with 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev… The Hill
Uh-oh. Don’t tell me!
Two powerful GOP senators are calling on the Obama administration to treat the captured suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings as an “enemy combatant” and deny him counsel even though he is reportedly an American citizen.
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, captured Friday night outside Boston after a tense daylong manhunt, should be questioned for intelligence purposes and not read his Miranda rights. ...The Hill
Where are the Democrats during all this poisonous stewing on the right? Kinda nowhere?
The political momentum from the resounding victories of Election Day stalled earlier in the week when Republicans punched out all three pillars of Obama’s gun-control agenda.
Democrats are counting on immigration reform to get their groove back. …
Cross-posted from Prairie Weather