The right's position hasn't changed
Now we know they aren't committed to Obama's insanity, just like they weren't when his last budget went down with 0 votes.
Obama and Reid are playing chicken with the future of economy.
quote:That's fair criticism. It is not a lie in that I see absolutely no other possible explanation for Reid's conduct. But I'm open. What explanation do you offer?
What you responded with is a flat out lie
quote:Not sure, but I suspect you're mixing metaphors. There are two bills at hand. On the 5th, McConnell forwarded a proposal to give Democrats an opportunity to vote on the President’s $1.6 trillion tax hike plan. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid objected to holding a vote on that bill. But this thread, as I understand it, is about a Dec 6th debate surrounding ceding Debt limit responsibility to the Executive Branch which is a separate issue.
It changed 180 degrees.
Senate Republicans want a 60-vote threshold for a debt-limit bill to pass the chamber, but it's actually Democrats who are enforcing the filibuster on their own legislation, insisting on delaying a vote until 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
Republicans offered to let the vote happen Friday night, just minutes after the chamber voted to halt a House Republican bill. All sides expect Democrats' bill will fail too, and the GOP said senators might as well kill both at the same time so that negotiations could move on to a compromise.
"We would be happy to have that vote tonight," Sen. Mitch McConnell, Republicans' leader, offered.
But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid objected, even though the vote would occur on his own bill. He instead said the chamber would have to run out the full procedural clock, which means a vote in the early hours Sunday morning.
He said he would be willing to move up the vote if Republicans didn't insist on a 60-vote threshold, which has become traditional for big, controversial items to pass the Senate. But the GOP held firm on that demand, so Mr. Reid said he would insist on the full process, which he said would show the country that Republicans were being obstructionist.
. . . Under the rules, to end a filibuster usually requires a vote be delayed until two days after the parliamentary motion is made. But the Senate this year has repeatedly set 60-vote thresholds and held the votes without the two-day delay.