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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:38 PM

 

McConnell Filibusters His Own Bill To Lift Debt Ceiling

McConnell Filibusters His Own Bill To Lift Debt Ceiling

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to prove on Thursday that Democrats don’t have the votes to weaken Congress’ authority on the debt limit. Instead they called his bluff, and he ended up filibustering his own bill.

The legislation, modeled on a proposal McConnell offered last year as a “last-choice option” to avert a U.S. debt default, would permit the president to unilaterally lift the debt ceiling unless Congress mustered a two-thirds majority to stop him.

McConnell brought up the legislation Thursday morning. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) initially objected, seemingly proving the Republican leader’s point that it cannot pass the Senate. But then Reid ran it by his members and, in the afternoon, agreed to hold that same vote. This time it was McConnell who objected.

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I think this is McConnell saying he doesn't think Reid has the balls to change the filibuster rules.

I think McConnell is

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neverforget Dec 2012 #1
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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:15 PM

1. He would vote against his own mother if he had too.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:26 PM

2. I just watched the clip

What the heck? I guess nothing ceases to amaze me anymore.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:32 PM

3. LMAO

:Rolf:

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