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Dear Harry Reid, your bill will fail, your vote will be lost

Dear Harry Reid, your bill will fail, your vote will be lost

Forty three Republican Senators have signed a letter telling Harry Reid not to bother with his bill (do not click on link until you consider bonus question below):

Forty-three GOP senators on Saturday signed a letter addressed to Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-Nev.) expressing opposition to his debt-ceiling legislation currently being considered in the upper chamber.

Their unified opposition to the bill leaves Democrats at least three votes short of the 60 needed to a clear cloture and virtually assures its defeat when it comes up for a vote tonight or tomorrow morning.

Bonus Question:  Which four Republican Senators did not sign the letter?  (wait 15 seconds, then you can click the link above)


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Um, Profesor, I believe those four were on my list of five yesterday. I am surprised that Shamnesty/McLame did not sign.

Pretty sad when some Texas Democrats are more conservative than northeastern Republicans.

I’m shocked….NOT!

I have not read the names, but I am guessing McCain, Snowe and Collins, ?

Professor, can you remind me exactly why we were working so hard to elect Scott Brown again? I seem to have forgotten.

And so has he.

I expected a moderate Republican, but really…

    retire05 in reply to turfmann. | July 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I don’t understand the word “moderate” being applied to a Republican who has progressive values. How would you describe a “moderate” Democrat and where are they?

      WarEagle82 in reply to retire05. | July 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      “How would you describe a “moderate” Democrat and where are they?”

      The word you are searching for is “extinct…”

Wow. I got 3 out of 4 correct. I said Murkowski, the Maine ladies, and Lindsey Graham. My wife guessed 4 out of 4.

Nemo's omen | July 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm

In its infinite whizdom (pick your def., mine is no.3 in the urban dictionary), the GOP wanted Murkowski over Miller. For too long now, the establishment GOP has been the party of Not Democrats and just barely even so.

My guess was: Murk, Brown and the Twins.

Shocked. Shocked! to find out I was correct.

The article at the link says: “Reid responded to the news of the letter, which he apparently received while he was on the floor, by asking McConnell what Republicans would agree to since they oppose his plan. ‘What will they vote for?’ asked Reid. ‘Do they have any ideas? Let me know.’


    Neo in reply to janitor. | July 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    “Unfortunately, after weeks of negotiations, it became clear that Democrats in Washington did not view this crisis as an opportunity to rein in spending,” [Sen. Jon ] Kyl said in the GOP’s weekly address. “Instead, they saw it as an opportunity to impose huge tax increases on American families and small businesses.”

    Never let a crisis go to waste

    WarEagle82 in reply to janitor. | July 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Harry perfected chutzpah which is best described as killing your parents and then begging the court for mercy because you are an orphan…

I got three out of four. I guessed Kirk instead of Murkowski. Feel like it was still a decent guess.

I’d bet the majority of the people that voted for Murkowski in the general election were actually Democrats.

I wonder if Reid had the class to say touché when he got the letter from House and had his bill voted down preemptively. tit for tat.

I did pretty good. I guessed the Bobbsey Twins and my senator, Brown. I always seem to forget about Murkowski though…

Could there be a clearer signal from the President that he is beginning to feel trapped and defensive on this issue right about now, than that he is now actually trying to claim that somehow it is our political system that is at fault?

In his mind, it couldn’t possibly be his failure of leadership, or the fact that the Democrats have persistently refused to control spending, now could it?

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Damn Professor, I got three of the four. I didn’t even think of Murkowski, I chose McCain. Can I get a little extra credit for at least having the first letter of my wrong answer match up? LOL That way I can receive a grade of B. My wife frowns upon average – that’s why she married ME! ;-)))