Monday, February 05, 2007

Non-Binding Resolutions hung up by Republican procedural votes.

Many wanting to debate the Iraq War and planned surge were left frustrated today by Republicans and the Administration. First the news and then the comment:

A segment from
"Senate Republicans used a procedural maneuver Monday to keep Democratic leaders from moving forward with a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in Iraq.

A motion to proceed with the debate and vote on a bipartisan compromise measure failed on a largely party-line vote of 49-47."

It seems obvious to me and to others that while the Democrats have gained the Majority in the Senate, they haven't learned a thing from the Republicans over this past 6 years in how to manage Senate Rules to get what they want. A toothless Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, had better start playing Hardball with the Republicans or the Democrats are going to be reduced to impotence. They need a shot of Viagra in their spines.


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