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Pathetic: Senate Kills Boehner Plan, Reid Obstructs His Own Bill

MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥ 2011/07/30 10:18:13
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As promised, the Democrat-controlled Senate has voted to table -- kill,
for all intents and purposes -- Boehner's plan, which had just cleared
the House. Thus, for the third time in four months, Senate Democrats
have said "no" to a proactive House-passed Republican solution to stave
off a debt crisis. Tonight's final tally was 59-41.



As you can tell from the vote total, a handful of Senate Republicans,
who had publicly opposed Boehner's plan -- and who were fully aware that
Democrats had the votes to sink the bill -- also voted no. The six
names I heard were DeMint, Lee, Graham, Vitter, Hatch, and Paul. Their
opposition was based on the concern that the bill does not go far enough
to address the underlying debt issue. As was the case in the House,
zero Senate Democrats voted for the Boehner plan. Party of ideas!




By Guy Benson

In a delicious twist, Harry Reid is now refusing to expedite a vote on his own bill.
Mitch McConnell has twice offered to allow an immediate vote on Reid's
bill, and Reid is refusing because he doesn't have the votes to
proceed. Reid is demanding an up-or-down vote on his bill, not a
cloture vote, which is common practice in the Senate. McConnell keeps
pointing out how ironic it is that Reid is blocking an immediate vote on
his own plan, then turning around and accusing the GOP of
filibustering. How can Republicans be "filibustering" a bill for which
they are actively seeking a vote? Reid then calls Republicans
uncompromising obstructionists, rattling off a laundry list of
bipartisan negotiations Republicans have supposedly undermined. He
curiously omits the three GOP plans his party own has defeated, as well
as the bipartisan framework he himself agreed to last weekend before President Obama nixed it.
Selective memories are a common Democratic trait. Speaking of which,
Reid is also pretending that the demand for a 60 vote threshold to
proceed is a tactic invented by Republicans. This doesn't even pass the
laugh test. Just ask Miguel Estrada.



Up next: The House will take up Reid's un-passed bill
tomorrow, and defeat it -- just to prove it cannot pass as written. The
Senate will then probably (finally) vote on the cloture motion on
Reid's bill late tomorrow night. Unless its language is altered (which
I'm told would require unanimous consent), Republicans will likely block
its advancement.



Then it's back to the negotiating table to craft a compromise bill that
uses the Boehner and Reid plans as starting points. Those discussions
may already be underway. As I hypothesized earlier,
the product of those discussions will likely be an improved, but still
flawed, Reid bill -- which will overcome bipartisan opposition and pass
both houses.



Let's do this all again tomorrow, shall we?

Read More: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/07/29/...

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  • MAMMY51... ken 2011/07/30 22:49:06
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +1
    But they do look below .
  • Jimbo 2011/07/30 12:33:55
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    Jimbo
    It had no chance, so why did Boehner bother to make a political statement to his base during a crisis?
    Reid obstructed nothing, he asked McConnell for a simple majority vote as per the constitution to give him his request of a vote that night on the 2.2 trillion bill. McConnell the obstructionist said no. Anyone that thinks a party that set a US record for fillibusters making an unconstitutional 60 votes needed to pass anything in the Senate is not obstructionist is not thinking clearly.
  • Marek Jimbo 2011/07/30 13:47:37
    Marek
    +5
    You must be awfully dizzy from all that spinning.
  • kevjon Jimbo 2011/07/30 15:01:40
    kevjon
    +4
    Are you serious? Where do you get your check for all the crap you post on SH? Does it come direct from Obama or is from the middle east? Probably small untraceable denominations.
  • Jimbo kevjon 2011/07/30 17:08:16
    Jimbo
    Your entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts. I post facts that you call spin. Post facts in rebuttal if you have something to say. Marek and kevjon have yet to past one fact in rebuttal. Maybe you can't rebut the truth.
  • MAMMY51... Jimbo 2011/07/30 22:15:15
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +4
    Care to back up those purported facts with a link?
  • Marek Jimbo 2011/07/30 23:01:02
    Marek
    +3
    It is not possible to rebut a butt. You claim to have posted facts but do not care to back them up and until you do it is just your opinion to which you are entitled, however wrong it may be.
  • MAMMY51... Marek 2011/07/30 23:10:46
  • kevjon Jimbo 2011/07/31 15:25:19
    kevjon
    I got tired of posting facts when all liberals do is come back with a lame responce of, your facts are from Republican sources. I go by real life and when all my business associates are scared to do business due to the instability of this administration that makes me worried. I have friends with manufacturing companies that are three generations old and are now closing their doors. You need to wake up and get your face out of Liberal propaganda and experience the real business world.
    I don't need a fact coming from someone that never had to meet a deadline or a payroll. I doubt you have ever had to worry about letting go an employee that started working for your company longer than you have been alive. So take your biased facts and keep spinning the reality because in the end no matter what your sheet of paper says we are still at 9% unemployment on average and people are still loosing their homes.
  • MAMMY51... Jimbo 2011/07/30 22:20:46
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +4
    Reid objected to cloture of his OWN bill here is the video. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/...
  • kevjon MAMMY51... 2011/07/31 15:28:49
    kevjon
    Thanks MAMMY, I responded to him and basically stated that it is useless posting facts when all they do is claim it to be biased. I truly believe that Jimbo gets a paycheck from the left.
  • Mark P. 2011/07/30 11:37:02
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    Mark P.
    +3
    Because Reid's plan or lack of an actual plan the cuts anything does not exist.
  • ed 2011/07/30 11:34:25
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    ed
    +7
    in my opinion the democrats are through in AMERICA and we need to let them be fully aware of our intentions . opinion democrats america fully aware intentions opinion democrats america fully aware intentions democrats your fired
  • MAMMY51... ed 2011/07/30 11:44:56
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +5
    I hope you're right.

    hope pink slip democrats 2012
  • ed MAMMY51... 2011/07/30 12:52:45
    ed
    +4
    I will be right but we can't do it without the help of the rest of our country and voting them out and letting them hear it from us.
  • kevjon MAMMY51... 2011/07/30 15:07:00
    kevjon
    +3
    http://www.visualphotos.com/p...
    You are exactly right on with your statement. Liberals are losing their grasp on unions which will cut into future campaign funds and they know that this next election is going to be a wash, this bill is critical in getting illegal funds for future elections.
    Great response Mammy.
  • Lady Wh... ed 2011/07/30 14:53:52
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    Fire the republicans too. They're NO better.
  • ed Lady Wh... 2011/07/30 17:47:27
    ed
    +3
    good one lets get rid of all of them an start over.
  • Lady Wh... ed 2011/07/31 09:54:55
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    agreed
  • kevjon Lady Wh... 2011/07/31 15:30:05
    kevjon
    +1
    I'm with you guys on that.
  • Lady Wh... kevjon 2011/07/31 16:09:52
  • Walt 2011/07/30 11:29:08
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    Walt
    +6
    I've come to the conclusion that liberals are so delusional, they truly believe their delusions are real. Harry Reid is a prime example.

    This situation illustrates liberal victim mentality. Poor Little Harry. Those mean Republicans are always picking on him.
  • MAMMY51... Walt 2011/07/30 11:46:14
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +8
    We need to make them victims of their own making.

    victims pink slip democrats 2012
  • ed MAMMY51... 2011/07/30 12:54:05
    ed
    +5
    agreed
  • ed Walt 2011/07/30 12:53:49
    ed
    +5
    and the dismanteling of the democratic party just got started
  • Marek ed 2011/07/30 13:43:54 (edited)
    Marek
    +3
    I think that dismantling of the democratic party started decades ago and it is now a mere extension and front for the communist party. The CPUSA did not even have their own candidate in last election for president. Perhaps, ... THEY DID?
  • perks-a real PATRIOT 2011/07/30 11:19:16
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    perks-a real PATRIOT
    +6
    And the communist media is finally going to out these communist pigs when........???
  • MAMMY51... perks-a... 2011/07/30 11:37:09
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +6
    IMO, NEVER. They are still spinning it as Republican obstructionist.
  • perks-a... MAMMY51... 2011/07/30 11:59:50
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    +5
    IMO, we need to attack the communist media because without them, the criminal dems don't stand a chance!!
  • ed perks-a... 2011/07/30 12:55:05
    ed
    +5
    like you said we need to attack the media with all we have.
  • perks-a... ed 2011/07/30 12:58:05
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    +5
    I wish I knew how!!
  • ed perks-a... 2011/07/30 13:38:36
    ed
    +3
    yeah and doing it the right way as well
  • kevjon perks-a... 2011/07/30 15:10:56
    kevjon
    +3
    Boycott all their support, and send those companies letters stating that they will be bypassed until they move on. I don't watch TV but it would be nice to see a list of who supports liberal media.
  • perks-a... kevjon 2011/07/30 15:47:46
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    +2
    Boycotts never work and besides, that's how the scum on the left operate.
  • Don 2011/07/30 11:10:40
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    Don
    +5
    Who is the party of NO again?
  • MAMMY51... Don 2011/07/30 11:14:01
    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +8
    That'd be the Democrats.

    thatd democrats Democrats now the party of no  humor
  • MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥ 2011/07/30 10:20:07
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    MAMMY51♥POTL~PWCM~JLA♥
    +8
    Reid NEEDS to GO.

    reid

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