Hey, if you are really bored, like in-the-mood-to-watch-wallpaper-dry-bored, then you can watch the Senate this afternoon. Watch them fail to do anything.
The Senate, meanwhile, is busy finishing up a judicial impeachment. After which, they’ll take a break for the fifth Democratic Caucus meeting in the span of a week. Maybe a little more discussion of the ridiculous paralysis being created by continued abuse of the rules?
Or hey, maybe not! After all, they’re only going to come out of that meeting to face a series of four possible cloture votes. If they get to them all (which they will if they all fail), they’ll possibly move to a fifth, which would make for nine cloture votes this week, and it’s only Wednesday.
But if by some miracle, one of the cloture motions should pass, well, then there’ll be 30 more hours of debate on it. Which is just the thing, you know?
But Chris Dodd is right. It’s all good!
They’ll try to get cloture for the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act of 2009, the Emergency Senior Citizens relief Act of 2010, the DREAM Act, and the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. When all of those efforts fail, they’ll try to get cloture for the Defense Department Authorization Bill which includes the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. That will fail, too. It should be awesome. And, hey, this is what we can do with control of the House and 58 senators. Just wait until next year!!
If only our president would just do something differently our government would be so great.