Skip to comments.Tense Senate exchange flares over president's jobs bill (Rats block Obama's "jobs bill")
Posted on 10/04/2011 7:56:07 PM PDT by tobyhill
In response to President Barack Obama's repeated calls for Congress to pass his jobs bill right away, Senate Republicans tried to call his bluff and force a quick vote on that legislation Tuesday.
The move, which Democrats blocked, was designed by Republicans to highlight that even some Democratic senators oppose the president's plan and it can't pass.
The president "is entitled to know where the Senate stands on his proposal that he has been out talking about over and over again the last few weeks suggesting that we are unwilling to vote on it," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said on the floor while holding up a thick copy of the bill. "We don't agree that it is the right policy but we are willing to vote on it."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said McConnell's effort was "nothing more than a political stunt" because it wouldn't provide for a full debate on the president's plan, which Obama first unveiled to a joint session of Congress in September.
The Senate floor exchange took place moments before the president delivered a speech in Texas where he again challenged Congress to take up his bill.
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Hey Obammy, take your bill and.... Well, use your imagination.
I see on the Drudge report where it said Reid Blocks Jobs bill.
Dear GOP, DNC, et al -
Please do not bluff, bluster, or play chicken and liar’s poker with legislation. That is how we ended up with an income tax.
This is not some childish game, your actions strongly affect the future of this country.
Grow up, do what you swore to do, and stop playing stupid games.
This is exactly why I have only been able to vote against candidates instead of for candidates for the last few decades.
This is a cool move by the Senate Republicans. I fully expect this will get tons of media coverage.
My thoughts exactly.
Enough of the theatrics.
I have a crush on Ryan.
Just a reminder: Obamaâs jobs bill still has no cosponsors
This is serious. We know that the president is adamant about this bill. It would be embarrassing to see him throw himself on the floor and kick his feet, or threaten to hold his breath until he turns blue. PASS THIS BILL!
Is the US this retarded?
Pass this Bill!
(I’m European, I can say ‘retarded’...)
Pass This Bill
Pass This Bill!
Don’t play games. This is a very dangerous Job Killer bill.
Obama does not have the slightest intention of ever allowing job growth in his evil term of office. It is all about destruction of the hated middle class.
Since when was the last time the Senate had time for a full debate on ANYTHING?