The “talk” is a great basis for a book.
Part of this is because of rules changes the republicans accepted at the start of the session. But part is because of how Reid runs the senate — he does NOT relinquish the floor in a normal fashion, so rarely can anything happen that he hasn’t scripted.
On the other hand, the article makes a trivial error — there are 46 republican senators, not 41. We need 41 to prevent the end of debate.
Oddly, because of another rules change, if the bill is accepted, amendments can be passed with 51 votes. That is what they are trying to filibuster now, they want to have amendments require 60 votes. But NO newspaper is explaining this, because they want to be able to “laugh” at how the conservatives are filibustering to stop a vote on their own bill that defunds Obamacare.
THAT remains to be seen.
Go Ted GO!
BTW, these rules changes are one of the many reasons that there are actually “more” filibusters than ever, meaning more “cloture” votes to end “filibusters”, even those that never happen. Reid set up the rules to pretty much require these votes, and so he could complain about it.
What Cruz is doing is important because Obama thought he could delay part of Obamacare for political gain and no one would notice. Cruz makes sure people know what a mess it all is.
Obama:”Republicans are messin’ wit me.”
Cruz is messing with his mess.
Go, Ted, GO!!
Pray Boehner’s newly found backbone stays stiff, so he can reject Reid’s amended bill and then starts passing individual bills funding each essential department one at a time. No funding for obamacare! Cut the funding for HHS and IRS so they cannot possibly implement obamacare. The House and the House alone wields the constitutional power of the purse, and the power to deny!
A vote for cloture is a vote for GeldingCare. The GOPe owns it.
I, for one, am PRAYING for Ted Cruz.
Cruz’s ability to speak clearly and cogently at length without a teleprompter (TP) stands in sharp contrast to the Great Interloper’s reliance on the TP. It’s because of his personal eloquence and the utter correctness of his stance on Obamanationcare.
“Democrats already have the 60 votes needed to initiate cloture and break an actual Republican filibuster, so the rest of the timing is essentially on “autopilot,” as Reid said, because he initiated the complicated series of procedural moves cut off debate Monday.”
Then we should filibuster and let ‘em vote. The R bad guys will be on record and it will hurt southern dems like Landieu to vote yes on cloture.
Sen. Ted Cruz is the only one in the cesspool of Washington D.C. that is not talking Bolshevik.
It ironically symbolizes what is wrong with this Country. While Cruz attempts to enlighten and inform America SLEEPS.
Even throughout the day tomorrow while most of America is awake they'll remain asleep in relation to what's happening to this Country.