Howard Baker and Bob Dole where are you? Â Former Senate Majority Leader Dole made a visit to the Senate floor this week. Â He should have stayed. Â On Thursday, GOP “Leader” Mitch McConnell did what is being called one of the silliest things seen on the Senate floor in a long time. Â He blocked his own legislation and filibustered himself. Â Can it get any stupider than this? Â No one will ever confuse this moment with the work of Lyndon Johnson or Mike Mansfield.