because Bonehead is an idiot
OK well I gotta hand it to you =- he is an idiot.
but why the recent change ... was the bill to pay service members a 2/3 vote?
He's not stupid. He's keeping the pressure on. The Dems just voted down three programs. Can you imagine those commercials?
Elsewhere in Washington, House Republicans were pressuring Democratic senators to meet them at the negotiating table to hash out a budget package.
The House appointed "conferees" overnight who would -- if the Senate agrees -- participate in a conference committee to craft a budget bill. Those GOP representatives held a press conference Tuesday to note that Democrats were nowhere to be found at that negotiating table.
"All of us here (are) sitting at a table waiting for the Senate Democrats to join us so we can begin to resolve our differences," House Republican Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said.
"The way to resolve our differences is to sit down and talk. And as you can see, there's no one here on the other side of the table," he said.
From another article:
House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, said his panel would bring the three bills up under a rule on Wednesday, so Republicans could pass the measures with a simple majority. Its an open question whether Sessions would allow Democrats to have a standard motion to recommit on the bills, for fear that Democrats would force Republicans to go on record opposing a clean CR through a procedural vote
This is brilliant strategy. They nail the Dems on the first vote, now they just need a simple majority to pass all three. Will he Dems vote for or against this time? We're winning. Learn to recognize it. These guys aren't stupid. Obama's poll numbers are crumbling. They're playing to win.
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