Thursday, December 16, 2010

Throwing Sand in the Empire's Machinery

Jim DeMint headshotImage via Wikipedia
The Hill is reporting that the GOP will paralyze Senate floor with reading of 1,924-page spending bill:
Republicans will paralyze the Senate floor for 50 hours by forcing clerks to read every single paragraph of the 1,924-page, $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is behind this effort and deserves to be rewarded if it comes to pass. My recommendation is a penny a page. Please consider donating $19.24 to DeMint during the reading of the bill.

Given the arrogant truculence of this lame duck session of Congress, I believe the GOP's best strategy is to simply gum-up the works. Doing so may prevent action on other pending legislation including the so-called "DREAM" Act. And while conservatives and the GOP will be criticized for such intransigence, the fact remains that the Democrats had all year, both houses of Congress, and the Presidency and choose not to pass a budget for fear of greater losses this past November.

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