“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Despite vote, Rockefeller, Manchin differ on Senate jobs bill* - News - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., also expressed strong disagreements with parts of the legislation.
During a telephone press conference on Wednesday, Manchin said he hoped Democrats and Republicans would work together to pass new legislation.
"There are parts of the bill I think are good parts, some are bad parts and some are ugly," he said. "I would not have voted for passage for that bill without the changes that needed to be made."
I also noted that you failed to respond to the fact that McConnel offered to bring the ACTUAL BILL to a vote before the Senate, skipping the cloture process and Reid refused.
Why do you think Reid refused???? Very simple, he didn't want to see the bill defeated in a bipartisan vote. The democrats wouldn't have gotten the headline they desperately needed for the election next year.
I love the smell of burning moonbat in the morning.
Right, Reid rejected McConnel was because ne knew the bill wouldn't have enough Democrat support had it been voted on without a debate in the Senate. That's why Republicans were eager to vote on it since they too knew it wouldn't pass. After the bill was debated in the Senate, Republicans had to filibuster to kill it because they knew it was going to pass.
My point was that if Republicans knew there weren't enough Democrat votes, they wouldn't have stuck their neck out by blocking a jopbs bill and you just proved it.