Tuesday, June 30, 2009
60-vote Democratic majority in the SenateThis is great news! State Supreme Court rules for Franken, 5-0 by Pat Doyle Minneapolis Star-Tribune 06/30/09.
The question remains: why didn't "Give 'Em Whine Harry" Reid and the Senate Democrats raise enough hell over this to make it a constant political issue in the stenographic reporting of our national press corps? Because in the same position, the Republicans certainly would have. It would have been okay if Reid had whined about that issue. But he only seems to whine about why he can't get things passed that the Democratic base want to see passed.
Now he has his "veto-proof" 60-vote majority. The filibuster threat was already a paper-thin excuse. Now Dems should just laugh and hoot if he uses that one. And Obama's White House has shown on the war supplemental and the climate bill that it's willing to muscle legislation through the Congress if it's something they are serious about getting passed.
And this means the Dems have no valid excuses at all not to pass a decent national health care plan. None. Though some of them are trying hard to find them.
Tags: al franken, democrats, democratic party, harry reid
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