The change in majorities has not changed attitudes.
From Niels Lesniewski at Roll Call:
The sour start to the new Senate’s year appears likely to continue — with the unexpected partisan blowup over a human trafficking bill and its abortion provision seeming to end the last chance for a broad, bipartisan vote before the recess at the end of the month.
That’s assuming the partisan standoff over the inclusion of language restricting use of funds for abortions — the Hyde Amendment — an effort by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to limit debate on the bill, will come up short of the 60 needed votes on March 17.
Then it’s time for another contentious floor debate: the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
“It is interesting that this is a week when we have been engaged in a dialogue about human trafficking, which is a serious and significant issue, obviously,” Sen. Tim Kaine said Thursday. “But it, along with many other issues, demands a strong Justice Department, and a strong Justice Department is not possible without a confirmed attorney general as a leader.”
The Virginia Democrat is one of many who have come to the floor to decry the fact that it’s now been north of four months since President Barack Obama nominated Lynch.Well at least they are not going to Bork her.
Or Clarence Thomas her.
Look, we have real divides in this country -- and Democrats refuse to budge on any of them. In 2009 and 2010 when they had enough votes to shut out the Republicans from the debate, Democrats did that
The result was the worst piece of shit ever passed into law. Obamacare is bloody awful. No one understands it. No one wants it. The commies want single-payer and the rest of us want to be left the hell alone.
Democrats think they can hold out two years until 2016 when Republicans have to defend 24 seats and they only have to defend 10.
Republicans think they can hold out two years until 2016 when they elect President Walker.
Compromise takes two. I don't see it coming. I don't really mind.