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High cost of an ego trip (Dana Milbank's Feminist Rant)
Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2014 | Ms. Dana Milbank

Posted on 02/15/2014 6:00:07 PM PST by MuttTheHoople

But 15 minutes after the voting should have ended, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had apparently secured only two of the five Republican votes he needed to join all 55 members of the Democratic caucus to pass the measure. He raised three fingers in the air and worked his way among his members but was met with folded arms and shakes of the head. Looking queasy, he patted his thigh nervously and drummed his fingers. In the hubbub, Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) knocked a full glass of water and coaster from McConnell’s desk to the floor.

Democrats, watching the spectacle, took the extraordinary step of ordering the Senate clerk not to read aloud the ongoing vote tally to avoid setting off a market panic; because the House had already left on a two-week recess, a failure of this vote would have left little chance of avoiding default on Feb. 27, when the Treasury was to run out of funds.

Watching the chaos from the side of the chamber was the man who caused it: Cruz, his hands in his pants pockets and a satisfied grin on his face. The Texas Republican strolled to the clerk’s table to check on the vote count and was met with a look of disgust from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). And the feeling was widespread: Moments after Cruz walked into the Republican cloakroom, four senators emerged from it and changed their votes to “aye.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; election; filibuster
Ms Milbank sounds a bit butt-hurt over Senator Ted Cruz trying to rein in spending.
1 posted on 02/15/2014 6:00:07 PM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

Should be Washington Post.


2 posted on 02/15/2014 6:00:36 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: MuttTheHoople

From the picture, I got the idea that this asshat is a biological male.


3 posted on 02/15/2014 6:35:17 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Translation: Do what the NWO tells you. Stop screwing up the tyranny.


4 posted on 02/15/2014 6:36:08 PM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I do love Sen. Cruz. Nicely engineered, Senator! I also loved the comment about Mitch McConnell: The verdict on McConnell is ultimately a decision for the voters in Kentucky. And I sure hope the voters of Kentucky recognize that they have a unique responsibility to do right by us next time around.


5 posted on 02/15/2014 7:15:45 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: dsc

But he writes like a girl.


6 posted on 02/15/2014 7:19:46 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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It also would have caused markets to crash, the economy to swoon and American standing to decline.

Milbank's a freaking idiot. Does he not see what has happened to American standing during the past 5 years let alone how badly the economy is already in the shitter?

7 posted on 02/15/2014 7:26:59 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Sen. Cruz only gave RINOs and weak-kneed republicans an opportunity to come out of the closet and show their true colors.

Senators who are so embarrassed by the way they vote that they do not want it on the record should evaluate their own beliefs and motivation instead of criticizing Sen. Cruz.


8 posted on 02/15/2014 7:33:41 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: dsc

I read Milbank’s article Wednesday at the Dr.’s office. He is worthless. He lives in a different universe, D.C. I can’t stand that the regional paper features him but that is par for the course.


9 posted on 02/15/2014 8:12:12 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: MuttTheHoople
Had they prevailed, and had 12 of their GOP colleagues not been more responsible, the likely default would have added far more to the national debt than the legislation did.

How, exactly, does slowing out-of-control spending cause more debt than handing a blank check to the executive? Does this guy not have any background in basic addition and subtraction?
10 posted on 02/15/2014 8:16:48 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: MuttTheHoople

Marxist Mibank us worried there is a Reagan in the herd,

Pray America Wakes up


11 posted on 02/15/2014 8:34:27 PM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: Iron Munro

Wow, I copied your statement and want to post it everywhere. What you said is profound:

“Senators who are so embarrassed by the way they vote that they do not want it on the record should evaluate their own beliefs and motivation instead of criticizing Sen. Cruz.”


12 posted on 02/15/2014 9:09:40 PM PST by rimtop56
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To: MuttTheHoople

“But he writes like a girl.”

Well, like someone with neither brains nor balls, I’ll give you that.


13 posted on 02/15/2014 9:59:59 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Based on the title, I thought this article was about Mrs. Obama.

PS. Loved your rendition of “Sweet Jane”


14 posted on 02/16/2014 4:50:14 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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