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In case you thought the GOP stood for anything except obstructionism I give you this absurdity from Mitch 'one term' McConnell, filibustering his own bill because the Dems actually agreed to vote on it.
I don't want to hear anymore about "compromise" from Republicans again, this is a total farse and it shows where their true priorities are.
Debt Ceiling Bluff Called By Harry Reid, Leaving Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Himself
WASHINGTON -- A move to embarrass Democrats backfired on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as the Kentucky Republican proposed a vote on raising the nation's debt ceiling -- then filibustered it when the Democrats tried to take him up on the offer.
On Thursday morning McConnell had made a motion for the vote on legislation that would let the president extend the country's borrowing limit on his own. Congress would then have the option to disapprove such hikes, in a fashion similar to one that McConnell first suggested during last year's standoff over the debt ceiling.
The minority leader apparently did not think Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) would take him up on his offer, which would have allowed McConnell to portray President Barack Obama's desire for such authority as something even Democrats opposed.
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McConnell and Boehner are both terrible; that said, obama is a fool for acting like he can just demand to have control over the debt ceiling. For a supposed Constitutional Professor, obama is clueless but the Republicans badly need new leaders in Congress.