Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Weird Idiocy of the Filibuster in the Senate.

The Senate just passed the $15b jobs bill, with 70 yeas and 28 nays.

Now, the extremely weird thing is that the cloture vote (ie, ending debate on the bill to allow for the actual vote on the merits of the bill, ie breaking the filibuster) was 62 to 30.

In other words: on Monday night, there were 8 people who didn't even want to allow a vote on the bill who by Wednesday morning voted in favor of the bill.


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