Monday, December 21, 2009

Proof That We Should Allow People to Filibuster

If someone threatens to filibuster, screw the supermajority - let them talk long into the night. I believe the filibusterer has more to fear. People who talk and talk and talk, especially under tense conditions without enough sleep, say stupid things. We got two pretty juicy ones out of the health care vote this weekend.

Sure all of those people are against Obama, but none of them are in the Senate. You can't pick who your ardent supporters are.

Across the aisle, we got this cranky guy.

At 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon -- nine hours before the 1 a.m. vote that would effectively clinch the legislation's passage -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) went to the Senate floor to propose a prayer. "What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can't make the vote tonight," he said. "That's what they ought to pray."

It was difficult to escape the conclusion that Coburn was referring to the 92-year-old, wheelchair-bound Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.V.) who has been in and out of hospitals and lay at home ailing. It would not be easy for Byrd to get out of bed in the wee hours with deep snow on the ground and ice on the roads -- but without his vote, Democrats wouldn't have the 60 they needed.
Point is, whether these guys mean those attackable statements or not, would they have said them if they were on a normal schedule? I think not. I'd like to see less rancor in politics. But if there is rancor, let's have it out in the open. And if the party of NO!!!!! is threatening to put themselves in the position to sound even more rancorous... I dunno, it just seems unfair to deny me the entertainment.


Anonymous said...

Personally, I think it is hilarious that the Rats have to wheel in an insensible, senile, colostomy bagged, wisp that used to be a man (and a KKK member at that) in order to "win" passage of a bill that most Americans don't want! It shows the utter degradation, the downright illicitness of the Democrats. They are empty of support of the people, uninterested in what the voters want, and wholly in favor of destroying this country.

Danielk said...

So the passage of this bill is good news to you - you are rooting for Obama to fail, yes?

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am rooting for Obama to fail. His goals are not in the country's best interest and his ideas are un-American.

Danielk said...

And this bill has been rammed down the throats of America, who doesn't want it. So you guys have already won 2010 and 2012 thanks to the health care bill! Congratulations in advance.