“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
So, is this a stunt? Or only when Republicans do it?
Centrist Democrats flock to tax-cut discharge petition - The Hill
I've asked this before during other looming financial legislation deadlines, but I've never received an answer:
Why is the pressure on republicans and Obama to bicker back and forth over the bill? Shouldn't it be the republican and democrat legislators going back and forth while Obama mediates the discussion? Have the democratic legislators offered up a financial bill in the house? An amendment? Any language? Any input at all? Or are the two main proposals the ones submitted by the republican group and Obama?
And to further that, why do we not rail on the democrat legislators for essentially sitting around doing nothing while Obama and the republicans go back and forth?
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to prove on Thursday that Democrats don’t have the votes to weaken Congress’ authority on the debt limit. Instead they called his bluff, and he ended up filibustering his own bill.
The legislation, modeled on a proposal McConnell offered last year as a “last-choice option” to avert a U.S. debt default, would permit the president to unilaterally lift the debt ceiling unless Congress mustered a two-thirds majority to stop him.
McConnell brought up the legislation Thursday morning. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) initially objected, seemingly proving the Republican leader’s point that it cannot pass the Senate. But then Reid ran it by his members and, in the afternoon, agreed to hold that same vote. This time it was McConnell who objected.
“The Republican leader objects to his own idea,” Reid declared on the floor. “So I guess we have a filibuster of his own bill.”
Filibusterbating: Watch Mitch McConnell Filibuster His Own Bill | Mediaite
As Dick Durbin points out in the CSPAN video on the same page, this might be the first time a Senator introduces a bill, it IS agreed to to be brought forward for a vote....and the Senator who introduced in the first place (McConnell), objects TO HIS OWN BILL!
You sure do know how to pick your spots, cpwill!
Thank you, thank you!
the republican proposal was a retread of what they campaigned on, and lost. But somehow that hasn't stopped them from insisting that compromise is accepting their view of the world.
McConnell is trying to pull poltical stunts and Reid is outmaneouvering him. He got so desperate he was forced to filibuster his own bill. As you are aware. Mr. McConnell will go down in the annuls of senate history for that stupid move.
My Karma ran over your Dogma.
My Karma ran over your Dogma.