Having snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in the 2008 presidential election, Sen. John McCain understands two things: (1) you never choose a running mate vetted by Cheech and Chong, and (2) as a RINO, you can never, ever, be too far to the left of center. In his latest bit of political grandstanding, Senator McCain has made some public sputterings about introducing legislation to prevent large banks and other corporations from deducting the massive fines and settlements that are extracted from them by the federal government. Apparently, the thought of Chase writing off the $13 billion the government extorted extracted from it for the sins (mostly) of the broken banks it bought at the behest of the FDIC to save that agency from forking over quadrillions, gave the senator flashbacks to the night Sarah Barracuda told him that she was "Going all rogue, and like, stuff."
The beauty part of this legislation is that it gets some sweet pub for a man who's time has not only passed, but has passed with the speed of a Manny Pacquiao left jab, without having a chance of actually being passed. As the linked article observes, with D.C. in gridlock, Dracula will see the light of day before a piece of populist catnip like this bill will. Therefore, McCain can join hands with Liz Warren, one of his co-sponsors, and sing "Kumbaya," without any actual harm being done. Other than to the image of the Senator, that is. I suppose that when constituents start every conversation with a quizzical look and the query, "Your name again?", any publicity is good publicity.
When they've finished not passing this bill, perhaps the good senators might take up the task of not passing a budget bill.
Many of us have reached the point where we'd seriously consider our own nuclear option for the US Senate, an option that has nothing to do with filibusters.