Senator Reid may well be the most incompetent man ever to be in charge of the United States Senate.
Political Maneuvers Delay Bill-After-Bill In The Senate – Washington Post
The Senate went home yesterday for the Fourth of July holiday to face voters, having failed repeatedly to address critical economic issues from skyrocketing gas prices to climate change to the nation’s housing crisis.
Leaders in both parties have vowed to tackle those problems. Yet the Senate has been unable to move forward even when there is broad agreement about what to do.
Senators in both parties say the logjam is the worst they’ve seen, largely due to copious use of the filibuster. Since January 2007, motions to end debate — cloture motions — have been filed 119 times. The previous record for any two-year session was 82.
Republicans point to those statistics and accuse Reid of using cloture to deny them the ability to amend legislation often chosen for its political message.
Gee, remind me which minority-status party at-the-time began the requirement of 60 votes for passage of ANY item in the Senate?Â Â One guess only, please.
It is unbelieveable to comprehend that Reid make (Not-My) Speaker Pelosi look smart, witty, and intelligent.