Harry Reid Ate The November Elections
The lame duck session has been a pathetic joke on Republicans and conservatives who thought they won the elections in November.
An illegitimate Democratic House and near filibuster-proof Democratic Senate have run roughshod on most issues, and several Republicans have helped them along.
Unfortunately, we have numerous weak links, some of whom will be gone in a couple of weeks and others of whom will no longer be links waiting to be broken.
Once the new Senate is seated, two or three Republican Senators cannot bust a filibuster, so the people who have held sway over our political landscape by virtue of their eagerness to jump ship no longer will have any bargaining power. And nothing will come out of the House worth filibustering.
Lindsey Graham has it right:
“When it’s all going to be said and done, Harry Reid has eaten our lunch. This has been a capitulation in two weeks of dramatic proportions of policies that wouldn’t have passed in the new Congress.”
Good riddance to the Bush-era Republican Party. January 5 can’t come fast enough.
Update: Dan Riehl, If Reid Ate The GOP’s Lunch, Graham And Company Packed It For Him
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I know you are dissapointed, but I think you are taking that quote out of context and trying to demonstrate a larger point with it.
That is rather dubious behavior and would look even worse if the new START treaty does not pass when the vote actually happens.
I know this is just a blog but holding your fire until the vote vindicates the quote would be more seemly.
BTW: I have no opinion on the new START, beyond a general reluctance to never agree to anything with Russians, because I have not read it. But I reject the notion that just because Obama is for it, it must de facto be a bad idea.
Obama is a disgrace and the maneuvering to get the treaty past this session is regrettable but neither of those facts have any bearing on the treaty's merit or lack them.
Credibilty is not enhanced by trying to use non-partisan issues to support partisan desires or by using quotes out of context to support a personal perference.
We already have the NYT, WAPO, and CNN for that. I encourage you not to sink to their style of debate.
(Oh, and I hear Vit.D supplements can help a lot.)
"Good riddance to the Bush-era Republican Party."
The idea that a grown man thinks the Republicans elected by Karl Rove and the Chamber of Commerce's slush funds by Republican voters who suddenly call themselves by a new name will be a different set of corrupt plutocrats than the ones elected before them is truly remarkable.
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