Skip to comments.GOP blocks Senate financial bill for third day
Posted on 04/28/2010 10:11:57 AM PDT by mlocher
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans again mustered enough votes on Wednesday to block debate of a Democratic financial regulation reform bill, pushing a standoff over the legislation into its third day.
By a vote of 56 to 42, Democrats for a third time fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance legislation in the 100-member body.
The Senate's Republicans also voted unanimously on Monday and Tuesday to block formal debate on the bill.
Nelson HAD been voting against it, not clear why though.
Well, the communists suffer another setback.
Because Warren Buffet is against it and Berkshire Hathaway is in Nebraska maybe?
could be ...
I guess the corn-husker kick back wasn’t enough
This is good, but how long can it last.
Stupak lasted for a month (?) and then gave-in.
Guess I just don’t trust the RINO bunch, they talk a good story but lack sufficient follow-through.
Also I wonder, what is this a feint for ... what else are they finagling that we just aren’t seeing.
No they got exactly what they wanted... another vote and the press stories that go with it.
Yeah, but with only 3 viewers who cares?
He was always going to vote Aye, he was just doing a show for the folks back home.
Yeah, I don’t think people are going to fall for the GOP=Obstructionists yet again. The problem is they are going to look like they are protecting Goldman Sachs which is preposterous considering how GS supports Democrats and Democrat policies but that’s the game the Dems are playing for the election.
Seems the Repubs learned the lesson from HCR. Ole Hairy had conned them into voting to bring the HCR Bill up for DEBATE then he claimed THAT vote was for Passage.
Hairy is making the same call. Maybe Repubs and Nelson have figured out DUMs LIE.
Looks like a bipartisan vote against the bill to me.
We'll see. For years now I keep seeing people fall for the same old GOP=Greedy Bigot campaign strategy. And with the mid-terms just on the other side of summer, what are the two big issues? Regulating Wall Street and Immigration? Just as the Democrats planned. It hasn't failed them yet and that's at least one reason why RINOs capitulate.
I know he was. He stung many out though as a ‘slight-of-hand’ trick while other crap was playing out just barely out of eyesight.
Big issue for who?
I don't know anyone who's “big issue” right now is regulating Wall Street, whereby they institutionalize bailouts forever, and remove the power to approve bailouts from the congress to the Sec of the Treasury Geithner.
Just like the 0bamcare bill, the more voters find out about this bill, the angrier they will get against the 0bama regime.
Probably because he was vilified for voting for Obamacare and is trying to get himself some brownie points here.
The more time they waste voting to debate the bill, the less time they can spend screwing up our economy and way of life.
It doesn’t matter who you know... it’s what’s on the television nightly whether it’s the news or the late night comedy shows. Sorry, but nothing is going to happen on immigration except a bunch of people will be called bigots and there will some sort of civil rights “incident” in Arizona. And everyone will make jokes about Fat Cats Goldman Sachs and the way the GOP is protecting them. I hate it but it’s predictable. People have short memories and mid-terms are months away now. By then, Obama will casting himself as the guy trying to protect us from Wall Street, defender of the poor immigrant and he’ll amazingly talk all about cutting the deficit and the hard cuts that we need to make. The sheep will lap it up. You forget we’re in Bizaro Land.
However, with more and more reports of Wall Street being in the pockets of the Democrats it will be interesting to see what really happens.
“Guess I just dont trust the RINO bunch, they talk a good story but lack sufficient follow-through.”
They lack more than follow through-it’s anatomical. If they’ll just hold out until November...
You'd better watch this clip from the nightly TV that you are so worried about. Glenn Beck is taking apart this “financial reform” bill every day on his TV and radio shows (scroll down to the video):
Support for this 0bama “financial reform “ is just going to keep going down.
In the real world, it's the Democrats who are being hammered for receiving vast sums from Goldman Sachs, including $1 million from Goldman Sachs to 0bama alone.
You obviously don't listen to conservative radio, which has vastly higher ratings than the late night comedians you are so enamored of.
How many viewers does John Stewart have? Rush alone has 14 million listeners every single day. Hannity is not far behind at 13 million listeners. Those two alone trump all the 3 network news viewers combined.
SmokingJoe...I read what you wrote. I understand what you are saying. I saw Glen Beck last night too. My point is that it’s the Independents who are the suckers here. They are the ones who elected Obama and they are the ones who don’t pay attention and fall for the Democrap lines all the time. Oh and one more thing... Independents in Boston read the Globe NOT the Boston Examiner and I doubt many Independents read the Orange County Conservative Examiner either. Sorry, I don’t mean to be such a downer except we shouldn’t just assume we are going to win big in November. We have to keep at it. My warnings are just that we shouldn’t be over-confident. November is many months and a few more crises away.