Skip to comments.Dana Bash per twitter: Compromise in the works to allow Hagel 51 vote threshold
Posted on 02/14/2013 11:25:15 AM PST by Perdogg
Sources in both parties tell me compromise in the works to delay vote on Hagel, but make it a 51 vote threshold not 60. Deal not done yet— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) February 14, 2013
Chuck Hagels nomination for now is in suspension. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has conceded that he does not have 60 votes for cloture Friday. If he does not, he will likely delay Fridays vote rather than lose on a cloture vote. (A loss on cloture would spur an onslaught of speculation regarding Hagels viability.)
I knew I had a good reason to tell that RNC solicitor, “not no, but HELL no” when she called last week wanting some of my money.
And Venal Susan Collins and any other venal RINO voting for cloture!
51? Pubbies will set precedent and will forever rue the day! When will the pubbies ever grow a friggin’ spine?
I saw that post. Got a hearty chuckle out of that “None will turn” line.
I’m keeping my tagline until things improve.
So we should stick with this stupid party and not go off and start our own WHY again, exactly???
Cloture = Kabuki
I have never see such a gaggle of geldings as the repubs (puke) in the Senate. They would sooner slice their own limp wrists before daring to take a stand against Obama.
Like Clint Eastwood recently said, “If those people in D.C. don’t care, why should we??”
And they wonder why so much apathy exists among voters.
I have yet to see a reason.
How about a compromise where he gets to leave town voluntarily, and not on a rail, and with only feathers and no tar.
Repubs say Hagel will be confirmed after recess so will vote no now. Dems want to make political point Repubs are blocking secdef
Really needs to be a total flushing. Otherwise the ones left behind will all be committee chairs.
In the words of the Joker, "What this town needs is an enema."
registered independent some 35 years. There may be individuals that deserve our allegiance and they may be in the republican party but they are too few for me to be loyal to the entire party.
“Really needs to be a total flushing. Otherwise the ones left behind will all be committee chairs.”
YES, that’s absolutely correct, and why I’ve always said the chain has to be pulled multiple times, meaning of course multiple elections, and back to back elections I might add to make certain we get every damned one of them out of office. It will take multiple pulls on that chain because they have different election dates, but get them ALL we must..
Damn them ALL to Hell!............
That’s not the definition of a “compromise.” That would be a classic case of a “cave.” But what would Dana Bash, AKA “Skeletor” know?
Chain the doors on the Capitol and launch an incendiary tear gas cannister in.
I don’t think the GOP has the votes to stop Hagel. McConnell won’t whip his troops. Their are enough squishy RINOs like Collins happy to go off the reservation to increase “bi-partisan” cred.
It really is night and day compared to how Reid runs things.