Sic transit gloria Toomey-Manchin?
They apparently don’t have the votes for a ‘compromise’ amendment extending background checks for firearm purchases. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell tweeted this morning “Sen. Joe Manchin tells me ‘ we will not get the votes today.’” The Senate had been expected to vote Tuesday on the deal Manchin unveiled last week with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., but Democrats late Tuesday were still scrambling to find the | Read More »
It’s The Wrong Way or The Highway With Senator Harry Reid
Sen. Reid: “The only compromise that there is, is mine.” – (Via RealClearPolitics.) Apparently, Senator Reid has been re-reading the Brezhnev Doctrine. What belongs to Senator Reid belongs to Senator Reid. That which other people are allowed to own is negotiable. Reid is essentially threatening to kill the Boehner Bill over a few billion dollars of cuts and the requirement that the debt ceiling be | Read More »
Senate Wants to Punt Constitutional Duty to Advise and Consent
Does anyone in Washington understand the concept of reading your job description and then doing your job? Apparently the esteemed members of the U.S. Senate – including both Republican and Democrat leadership – do not. You see, they would rather have time to meddle further in the lives of Americans than in performing their constitutionally prescribed duty to advise and consent to Presidential nominees. As | Read More »