Posted by: Barthélemy Barbancourt in Blog on Oct 04, 2011
Senate Republicans tried to make Democrats hold a quick vote on President Obama's jobs-stimulus bill Tuesday, but were blocked by Senate Majority Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is sponsoring Mr. Obama's bill but who said other matters take priority.
I thought Obama wanted everyone to pass this bill right now? Why would his own party block a vote in something that the President says is so urgent and important?
Mr. Obama has traveled the country calling for Congress to pass his plan immediately — including most recently Tuesday afternoon in Texas — but the tax increases included in his bill are opposed by Republicans and even many Democrats.
With that in mind, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, tried to force a vote, which presumably would have resulted in a humiliating defeat for the White House.
"I'd like to give him that vote," Mr. McConnell said.
So what I'm reading is that the President's bill is such a POS that even the Democrats don't want to pass his crap. Maybe someone should tell Obama that his own party thinks he's a dipshit.