Monday, February 9, 2009

Breaking: Cloture Achieved On Federal Stimulus Package

Via The Moderate Voice:

The amended $800 billion stimulus bill is on the way to passage after a 61-36 vote in favor of cloture.

We had all 57 Democrats voting Yes plus Sanders of Vermont (I),  3 GOP Senators voting Yes (Collins, Snowe and Specter), and 1 not voting (Gregg) plus one vacancy in Minnesota (party unknown) so that leaves 1 more non voting Republican, I’m not sure who they were.

Good party discipline on the part of the Democrats. There's a time to tear up and a time to line up. This was the time to line up.

The one they couldn't find? Turns out it was WATB* Cornyn:

Glenn Thrush says the question from the Senate floor this evening was "where was Cornyn," as the Texas Republican was the only senator to miss the crucial cloture vote on the stimulus package.

The answer: He was at a New York gathering of prominent media conservatives and Wall Street Republican donors called the Monday Meeting, held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Though not a fundraiser, the meeting is a hub of conservative money and buzz, a good place for Cornyn to tap into resources in his role as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
As well as, apparently, a place for a poised, refined Republican US Senator to insult Democrats. Such class, these people.

Republican voters? Note that when he was needed to do his duty, he didn't even man up and vote "no". He went and sucked up to power players. Remember, if you're a Republican, you're either a millionaire or a chump. Which one you are is an exercise I'll leave to the reader.

*WATB=Whiny A** Titty Baby. What a Republican becomes when his gentle feelings are insulted. Tendency increases when not in power.

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