Talk about the theater of the absurd. As expected, after the latest bill to deal with the debt ceiling passed the House, it was quickly tabled in the Senate. That means it’s not going anywhere. So the Senate is taking up Harry Reid’s rotten bill that will “deem” budgets passed, since the Democrats are afraid to pass a budget and let the voters figure our their priorities.
To make matters worse, now Harry Reid is delaying a vote on his own bill. That’s right, he’s demanding a filibuster of his own legislation. What a swine!
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. …
They want this to go on to the last minute, and scare everyone in the process. Disgusting.
Update: That Mr. G Guy linked – thanks!