Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Reid-McCain S'mores amendment is expected to pass

Hey, the Senate is having a slumber party!
Frustrated by Republican efforts to block votes on bringing American combat troops home from Iraq, Senate Democratic leaders rolled out sleeping cots Tuesday for an all-night debate on the war.

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the overnight session to highlight a GOP filibuster preventing the Senate from voting on an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill that would bring U.S. combat troops home by next spring.

"Republicans are using a filibuster to block us from even voting on an amendment that could bring the war to a responsible end," Reid said on the Senate floor Tuesday after Republicans had blocked a request for unanimous approval of the measure.

"They are protecting the president rather than protecting our troops. They are denying us an up-or-down -- yes or no -- vote on the most important issue our country faces.

"We have no choice but to stay in session to continue speaking out on behalf of our troops and all Americans, to continue requesting consent for an up-or-down vote on our amendment to end the war."
No word yet on whether any of the Republican senators got scared during the campfire stories and had to call their moms to come pick them up.

The GOP is accusing the Democrats of staging "political theater." Well, yeah. Since you're preventing them from actually doing anything, they're left to making showy statements that make you look like obstructionist assholes. Which, by the way, you are.

I would love it to happen, but I just don't see anything coming out of this.


  1. I'm buying cable just so I can tune into C-SPAN for the Truth or Dare segment of the overnight debates.

  2. Damn! A Truth-or-Dare joke -- that would have been so much funnier that S'mores.

    I've outwitted. On my blog, no less. Oh, the shame, the shame...