Skip to comments.G.O.P.(Suuusan Collins) Splits on Senatorís(Bunning) Move to Block Benefits
Posted on 03/02/2010 10:29:47 AM PST by DallasBiff
WASHINGTON The effort to end a Senate standoff over unemployment benefits and health coverage for the jobless escalated on Tuesday morning as Senator Susan Collins, the moderate Republican from Maine, became the latest lawmaker, and the first Republican, to try to override the objection of Senator Jim Bunning, Republican of Kentucky.
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Way to stand up with your party, susan.
Rush brought up something this morning......WHERE ARE THE REPUBLICANS????
So far they have.
Hey the Senate runs on unanimous consent.
Dems always love all these rules when they are in the miniority.
Go Jim go.
“If one guy can stop this bill, why can’t the entire Rep caucus stop the health care bill? Just asking.”
The answer is that Harry Reid wants this approved unanimously, saving the Senate the trouble of the normal approval procedure. This tactic is typically used for “simple” bills to streamline the process.
In the event that one person objects (in this case, Bunning), they have to follow normal procedures which could take up to a week.
In the case of health care, of course, it’s following normal procedure, leaving filibuster as the only option to stop it in the event the Democrats wanted it to move forward.
In a bunker afraid of being accused of wanting the poor to die.
I suspect Bunning is doing this more out of spite to both parties. Republicans did throw him overboard. But, he’s still right here. I’m hoping the fact he isn’t seeking re-election and that the leadership jumped ship on him encourages him not to fold here. Democrat’s can pass it with 51 votes so this is nothing but an attempt on their part to share blame with Republicans.
I hope he takes this opportunity to just tell it like it is....just like you did about the 51 votes. What has he got to lose? He needs to expose this latest sham and expose the Demonrats for what they are and expose the Depublicans for the chicken shyte cowards they are!
The only thing slower than her speech pattern is her thinking process.
Also mentions the Heritage backrounder.
Question for Sen. Collins: Ma'am, are you illiterate?