Harry Reid changes the rules to table the house bill

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    He changed the votes required to table the vote from the standard 60 to a simple majority. Sad thing is he only got 59 votes to table it. Had he followed the standard measures he would have failed in his effort to ditch the bill.

    What is the point of having senate rules if you can just change them to suit your self interests. Sad
     
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    Doesn't matter. If I was Boehner I'd golf all weekend. Let the dems pass something for a change. Its time for BO to tell Reid to take the deal.
     
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    you realize Boehner changed the rules to be able to vote on the amended bill today, right?

    right?
     
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    Yeah Dems want to make a deal

    Sure

    Right
     
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    It was change the rules or vote it down and start over. What will happen is that Senate will pick apart the bill piece by piece and come up with an "amended" version. It will be sent back to the House for passage.

    Personally I think that the whole thing can be deemed a threat to National Security and the President should issue an Executive order to the Treasury instructing them to pay all the bills if nothing is passed. What is that saying "Kill em all and let God sort them out!" In this case get the bills paid and let the USSC sort it out later.
     
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    To meet obamarhoids deadline he had no choice. What was Harrys reason, oh yea, to sack the house bill, reword it slightly and call it "his".

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    Boehner changed to vote on it, Reid to drive the country further off the spending cliff.

    Even you can tell the difference, right?
     
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    Constitutional, actually. As the Founding Document authorizes both bodies to determine its own rules which they may change as seen fit:

    Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.

    Article I, Section 5
     
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    :popcorn:
     
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    Oh, I see the difference: one was done by someone whose ass you're willing to kiss.

    What's the difference between Boehner voting today and tomorrow? He already pushed it back three days in order to suck Tea Party c...err, convince tea partiers to vote for it.
     

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