Six years and some change later, the man who set out a detailed plan to derail the Obama presidency before he even took office is in the hot seat.
Just over six months after winning back the Senate, Mitch McConnell's GOP majority is proving to be more dysfunctional than ever.
According to the NY Times, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R) will be arrested on federal corruption charges some time next week.
Speaker John A. Boehner boasted that Republicans primary duty was not to make laws, but eliminate them for their wealthy donors' benefit. Now, the sitting Senate Majority Leader has went a step farther and issued a call to governors to become 'law breakers' to benefit the fossil fuel industry that bought control of Congress for Republicans.
Calling February 11 a day of action, activists staged protests in approximately three dozen Congressional offices on Wednesday.
Instead of introducing legislation to create jobs, or help Americans struggling in an economy created for the benefit of the rich, on the first day of the 114th Congress Republicans introduced five separate bills restricting women's reproductive rights; something they did not pledge would be at the top of their legislative agenda.
Republicans are upset that Steve Scalise might have trouble raising money for the party, because some donors might not want to be seen giving cash to a racist, neo-Nazi sympathizer.
Now, the Republicans' first order of business with Mitch McConnell sharing Senate Majority Leader duties with Ted Cruz is precisely what they did when they won the House majority in 2010; attack women's right to choose when they give birth.
There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; "If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself." President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009.
On Thursday, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) will take over as Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, replacing Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO).
The real conservatives look forward to Cruz's plan to push "his" Republican-led Senate to be as conservative and confrontational as "his" Republican-led House.
In fact, there is very little that Ted Cruz even likes about this country, including the United States Constitution, that he would burn to the ground in a hot second if he were able.
In an article published Tuesday in the E&E Daily, a Beltway publication devoted to environmental and energy issues, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) stated that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "runs the Senate like a plantation."
If midterm election years have a reputation for being tepid and boring, a typically alienating cycle where the opposition party stokes its base with a referendum on the sitting President, 2014 is bucking the script.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost in the Republican primary Tuesday night to Tea Party upstart David Brat. Republicans may think this means they need to oppose immigration reform.
Late on Thursday evening the Senate reached a deal regarding the remaining Presidential nominees waiting to be confirmed. The Senate will now confirm Alejandro Mayorkas, Brian Davis and John Koskinen on Friday and then recess for the Christmas break.
Republican Senators went through with their plan on Wednesday and held up business in the Senate by debating to delay the vote on one of President Obama's judicial nominees.
After allowing Republican dictators-by-committee to hold sway over a crucial portion of government for nearly five years, Majority Leader Harry Reid did what he should have done three years ago.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor changed House procedural rules to guarantee Republicans could keep the government closed even if a bipartisan majority found a way to re-open it.
Reid mocked the Republicans, 'It seems House Republicans don't want to be seen discussing even the possibility of compromise with Democrats, for fear that there will be a Tea Party revolt.'