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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:14 PM

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson to force Senate clerks to read text of $1.9 trillion covid-relief bill

Source: Washington Post




Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will force Senate clerks to read aloud the entire $1.9 trillion covid-relief bill, delaying debate on it by about 10 hours. “I will make them read their 600-700 page bill,” Johnson said, detailing his plan during an interview on a Milwaukee conservative talk radio show.

He also said he plans to force votes on a huge number of amendments to prolong the debate by several days.“We need to keep this process going, so we can highlight how this is not covid relief, how this is a boondoggle for Democrats,” he said. “It’s a Democrat wish list setting things up for an even more socialist society, and it needs to be resisted and I’m going to lead the effort to resist it.”

Johnson said he’s forcing the drawn-out process in hopes of slicing hundreds of billions of dollars from the final bill. He’ll need at least a dozen GOP senators on the floor with him to keep the amendments going, he said. By forcing the reading of the bill and then unlimited amendments, Johnson said it could be Sunday before the Senate votes on final passage.

The bill is publicly popular, even among Republicans, but Johnson argued that was because the Democrats tout the $1,400 relief checks in the bill, and not that it was “mortgaging our kids’ future.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/03/joe-biden-live-updates/#link-FEJ2FZJHRZBSZDUZCOX2XAQYOE



2022 Wisconsin. 2022.

Full headline: GOP Sen. Ron Johnson to force Senate clerks to read text of $1.9 trillion covid-relief bill, a process that could last 10 hours

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Reply GOP Sen. Ron Johnson to force Senate clerks to read text of $1.9 trillion covid-relief bill (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Mar 3 OP
Rebl2 Mar 3 #1
Gidney N Cloyd Mar 3 #6
Hotler Mar 3 #28
Dakota Flint Mar 3 #30
AllaN01Bear Mar 3 #2
BumRushDaShow Mar 3 #3
Sneederbunk Mar 3 #4
Mickju Mar 3 #5
BlueIdaho Mar 3 #23
BlueTsunami2018 Mar 3 #7
BadgerKid Mar 3 #38
ForgoTheConsequence Mar 3 #8
bdamomma Mar 3 #9
JohnnyRingo Mar 3 #10
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 3 #11
yaesu Mar 3 #12
FirstLight Mar 3 #13
KPN Mar 4 #43
yaesu Mar 3 #14
KPN Mar 4 #44
oasis Mar 3 #15
world wide wally Mar 3 #16
turbinetree Mar 3 #17
MFM008 Mar 3 #18
bluevoter4life Mar 3 #19
Warpy Mar 3 #20
BumRushDaShow Mar 3 #21
Warpy Mar 3 #22
BumRushDaShow Mar 3 #24
meow2u3 Mar 3 #25
BumRushDaShow Mar 3 #27
FBaggins Mar 3 #32
Keth Mar 3 #26
NellieStarbuck Mar 3 #29
bucolic_frolic Mar 3 #31
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 3 #33
LogicFirst Mar 3 #34
Ellipsis Mar 3 #35
BumRushDaShow Mar 3 #36
Maeve Mar 3 #37
notinkansas Mar 4 #40
The Roux Comes First Mar 3 #39
Martin68 Mar 4 #41
Cheezoholic Mar 4 #42

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:17 PM

1. Democrats

Should force HIM to read it!

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:39 PM

6. Who's going to help him with the big words?

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:32 PM

28. He'll just have to sound them out like the twelve year old. nt

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:56 PM

30. This moron couldn't even read a Dick and Jane story.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:19 PM

2. so, how many trailer and rider bills did the rs do?

you read the entire text sir.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:22 PM

3. They can't put any riders on that

Just Amendments that need to be voted on.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:28 PM

4. A Russian tool of disruption.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:36 PM

5. He wants EVERYONE to hate him.

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Response to Mickju (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:48 PM

23. Mission Accomplished!

He’s nothing but a Russian tool.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:43 PM

7. Where the micro machines guy when you need him?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:46 PM

8. Put it through Google text to speech.

And set it at 2X.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 06:48 PM

9. Johnson

was he at the Jan 5th meeting???? I didn't hear the GQP offering to help Americans when they are dying 500,000+. What the hell is a "boondoggle".


Hey Johnson what do you offer Americans???? I thought so a BIG nothing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:00 PM

10. Govern by obstruction, not legislation.

Republicans may have lost their spines, but solid unyielding partisan cartilage has grown in it's place. That's how they're still able to stand up to progress when a Democrat is in office.

How many of their constituents get up at town halls and say: "don't you be bringing none of that pork around here!"?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:01 PM

11. Johnson is an asshole

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:05 PM

12. I figure Wisconsin's had more smarts than to elect a fascist pig to office. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:05 PM

13. ...so they just have to let him do it...?

I guess Im a dufus when it comes to procedure so forgive me. (Ironically my daughter is majoring in political science!)


so there's literally nothing that can be done to stop these obstruction tactics? WTAF people are STARVING and in NEED... why cant they just be fucking human for once? (I know, big ask... not possible...etc )

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:44 AM

43. Good question. Another: would they let us do this same thing to them?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:12 PM

14. I've got an idea, since the fascists' want to draw it out, play games with peoples lives Dems should

add another Trillion to the package, say $5k checks instead of the tRump change $1400

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Response to yaesu (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 11:47 AM

44. You know, that does make sense. Take our offer now as is, or we'll up the ante. Pay now or

pay more later. Your choice GOP. They're "business people". They understand and use that argument all the time.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:14 PM

15. RoJo better have his sorry ass in the chamber to hear the entire text. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:50 PM

16. Get that guy that reads the disclaimers after radio ads.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 07:53 PM

17. Okay I can put in a live version or vinyl, put both in there, the same





I wish I could put head phones on this Johnson jerk for 10 hours to really drive him fucking nuts............

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:03 PM

18. this guy is a major asshat

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:05 PM

19. Right on cue

The GQP cares about the deficit once again. They are so predictable.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:28 PM

20. Sure thing, Ron, assemble clerks, interns, pages

You should be able to round up 100 of them easily. Give each one 6-7 pages to read, and have them stand and read in unison.

Then tell old Ron to sit down and shut up, he's done.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:30 PM

21. He needs to do his best Carnival Cruz "Green Eggs and Ham" style reading of it

himself.

Maybe he'll be surprised what is in there for his own constituents.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 08:44 PM

22. I was going to say he should do his own marathon ralking but

that jerk can say more words and use them to say less than anyone else in the Senate. He's equal to the task.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:06 PM

24. Agree

He joins a whole crew of gasbags that could have generated enough hot air to heat the entire state of Texas during that blue norther!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:14 PM

25. Can't Democrats file a motion to table Russian Ron's scheme?

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:29 PM

27. That was my thought

but I am not sure if there are special Rules regarding that given that there are already special Rules for how the Senate handles Reconciliation.

I was trying to comb through this - https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44058.pdf (PDF) and this - https://www.rules.senate.gov/rules-of-the-senate to see if there were any special motion vote thresholds dealing with reading something into the record with Reconciliation bills (vs their usual unanimously consenting that it was "read into the record" without actually doing so).

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #25)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:35 PM

32. No

Bills have to be read twice unless the senate gives unanimous consent to waive the reading.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:27 PM

26. the wicked witch of Wisconsin

Auntie Em: Ron Johnson, just because you own the voting machines in Wisconsin doesn't mean you have the power to run the rest of us. For ten years, I've been dying to tell you what I thought of you. And now, well, being a Christian woman, I can't say it!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 09:32 PM

29. What a worthless, insufferable asshole.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:16 PM

31. The opposition stands to lose this vote

Marathon sessions that stretch out for days to put stress on Democrats? Are they hoping for an illness or change in the Senate balance?

Nothing to lose if you're losing, right?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 10:37 PM

33. Why doesn't he put his money where his mouth is and read it out loud himself?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:07 PM

34. He can't read, so he wants it read to him like a bedtime story.

Anybody got a pacifier?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:17 PM

35. As a Wisconsinite this is totally embarrassing.


I have a friend who's connected to the family most of them are good people. But this asshole... somebody has something on him; I can't think of any other reason he would be such a cocksucker.

Pardon my language... but it so fits.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:20 PM

36. I agree

A few years ago, he was actually "moderating" his positions and doing more fuzzy center-right stuff, following along with people like Lamar Alexander and some of the other soon-to-be-retiring GOP members. But then suddenly this past year, it was like a light switch was flipped and he went full-on loon.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:24 PM

37. He should only be able to do that if he sits there and listens to EVERY WORD

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Response to Maeve (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 12:08 AM

40. He should only be able to do it if EVERY senator

sits there and listens to every word. Not even bathroom breaks. No lunches, dinners, phone calls. Just listen.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Mar 3, 2021, 11:42 PM

39. His Constituency Needs to Know About This, Full Time Every Day

Is this what they elected him for? How do they feel about this bill?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 01:52 AM

41. Asshole.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Mar 4, 2021, 03:59 AM

42. Nazi

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