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    Not One Inch, Or Minute

    Not One Inch, Or Minute

    I’m not sure what Republicans in the Senate can do to stop the Ominibus Monstrosity since there appear to be several Republicans likely to vote for the bill (Collins, Bond, Bennett, Voinivich).  Regardless, the Republican leadership and membership should do anything and everything to stop the bill from passing.

    Jim DeMint is signaling that he will insist on a reading of the bill.  He should stick to his guns on this, even if as with New START, Democrats agree to an equivalent time delay.

    According to The Hill, DeMint is on track:

    Republicans will paralyze the Senate floor for 50 hours by forcing clerks to read every single paragraph of the 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.

    Senate clerks are expected to read the massive bill in rotating shifts around the clock — taking breaks to drink water and pop throat lozenges — to keep legislative business on track, according to a Democratic leadership aide.

    The bill is so long that it took the Government Printing Office two days to print it.

    The Senate is currently debating the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty. It is expected to take up the omnibus spending bill on a separate and parallel track later Thursday.

    If Republicans follow through on their threat, legislative business couldn’t resume until late Saturday in order to give the staff enough time to read the bill aloud, according to a Democratic leadership estimate.

    Don’t back down.  When it comes to Omnibus and Harry Reid’s other last fits of damage to the country, give not one inch, or minute.

    Make the Democrats and Obama fight to pass the Omnibus Monstrosity, and make them own it.

    Update:  Add Thad Cochran (R-Miss) and Lisa Murkowski (R-YouKnowWhere) to possible Republican votes in favor of the Omnibus.

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    Any republican senator who votes for this monstrosity after November's election should be stripped of all leadership positions in the new congress.

    Why can't McConnell keep everybody on board as he did so well with all the important votes prior to the Nov. elections? It seems pretty obvious that the path should be to filibuster the Omnibus and pass a continuing resolution. So, he he has no interest in holding the caucus together. There must be an awful lot of bacon in the Omnibus that he doesn't want to give up.

    To make matters worse, Bond, Bennett and Voinivich aren't coming back next year, so they can't be held accountable for their abuse of taxpayers.

    The Assistant Democrats might as well promote themselves to full Democrat status. What a horrible example they are setting for the incoming freshman class.

    My New Years resolution is to form a Tea party in my hometown. There needs be one in every town, city, district and county of the United States of America.

    The time has come to actively participate because being a registered voter isn't enough.

    Forgive me if this has already been furnished, but this gentleman should be hired as one of Obama's Czars.

    There's just something about the Irish accent that provides certain words a special zing.

    Language warning:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koY6kXhQDQo&feature;=player_embedded

    Shout it from the rooftops Professor! Republicans now is the time to fight. Failure to even try will not be forgotten or forgiven.


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