Speaker John Boehner: I got 98% of what I wanted… HA! HA!
Earlier on Thursday, Republicans in the Senate filibustered a bill meant to replace the “dreaded” sequester due to take effect today (March 1st). I mentioned to my friends on Facebook that I guess the The GOP didn’t want to stop the sequester. My Republican friends complained that President Obama didn’t want to end the sequester cuts either and offered an out of context video clip from 2011. The actual facts show that Republicans have no incentive to change the sequester because they got exactly what they wanted back in 2011. Continue reading →
Once again the Democrats bent over and became spokespeople for anal lube:
Senators Avert Showdown Over Filibusters
By DAVIDESPO, AP Special Correspondent
Under the terms, Democrats agreed to allow final confirmation votes for Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor, appeals court nominees they have long blocked. There is “no commitment to vote for or against” the filibuster against two other conservatives named to the appeals court, Henry Saad and William Myers.
The agreement said future judicial nominees should “only be filibustered under extraordinary circumstances,” with each senator � presumably the Democrats � holding the discretion to decide when those conditions had been met. Officials said the pact was intended to cover the Supreme Court as well as other levels of the judiciary.
What this means is the Dems lose the fight over the most contentious nominees and gained a “maybe” the Republicans won’t drop the bomb on the filibuster in the future.
If I was the Democratic leader I would have dared them to do it and when they did make sure the Dems never voted on another piece of legislation for the rest of the term. Instead of Yay or Nay each one would be asked to vote “present”.
That way when the elections came around the Dems could say we stood up for our party and the Republicans are responsible for every thing passed that term.
Now once again the spines are no where to be found.
If find any please send them to the DNC, 430 S. Capitol St. SE Washington, DC 20003