“Its an open question whether Sessions would allow Democrats to have a standard motion to recommit on the bills...”
LOL! There are 4 dems and 9 Rs on the Rules Comm. IIRC.
Sessions can do whatever he likes. Why does the ‘reporter’ even bring this up (yeah I know)?
And I don’t think the RINOs would be in a hurry to revolt anyway. King and Dent got no RINO votes for their revolt yesterday.
Sure is good to see the Rs doing it right in the House, it’s been a long, long time coming.
Spot on. It’s the Dems that are getting spanked and they’re crying like it hurts. You’re sharp and I am sorry we haven’t met before. You’re doing exactly what FReepers should be doing.
There isn’t going to be some cavalry charge or ‘final epic battle’. This is a long game and for every move we must expect a counter. So far, Obama and Reid are boxed in. They’re really stuck.
The final nail is day after day of specific ‘clean’ spending bills covering specific segments of government. All politics is local and we need to win in 2014 and I mean bury them for a generation.
Yeah, it's about time the House GOP started to act like they have the power that they do. While only holding one half of one branch of the government, they do hold it and nothing gets through without their say-so. For too long they've just let the Democrats roll them.
Cruz's gambit both ignited them and kind of forced them into a corner. Once they took the first big step, they really can't back down now. The second Reid and Obama forced a shutdown rather than debate, the die was cast - the GOP is going to get all the "blame" anyway (no matter what the real story is), so there's no reason not to go for broke.
Reid's been playing politics with the budget process for years - refusing to pass a budget to avoid holding his members accountable for specific spending line items. But that's given the House tremendous bargaining power that they're only just waking up to the fact that they have. And it's payback time for Reid killing every single bill they pass without even letting it get to the Senate floor.
Reid and Obama also made a tactical error in passing/signing the military pay "mini-CR". Because that enabled the House to start saying "well, you passed that one, so here's a bunch more", letting the House pick and choose which ones to send, going for high-profile and generally non-controversial programs to force the Senate to either go along or be shown as the obstructionists that they are. Reid realized this mistake and is now killing everything, but it might be too little, too late if the House GOP keeps piling on.
At some point, even the MSM won't be able to sugar-coat the fact that it's Reid who's refusing to do anything. In the meantime, the GOP needs to hit the alternative media hard and really push this story. They have a winning hand, i only they will play it.