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June 19, 2007

Sen. Cornyn's Office Says He's Not Negotiating His Vote On Comprehensive Piece-of-Shit Cloture

I don't see anything there, though, saying he will vote against cloture, either.

This is obviously a critical point in this non-debate -- a non-debate, because the people have spoken, the establishment doesn't listen, and doesn't even bother to respond beyond name-calling -- but there isn't a great deal of news-hook stuff about it.

Accounts say that Harry Reid is prepared to use the unprecedeted "clay pigeon" maneurver to snake his comprehensive piece-of-shit past the cloture vote. I'm still a little baffled as to how this manuever takes away the right to filibuster, despite JackM's game attempts to explain it.

Seems to me what happens is that first a vote is taken that cloture will automatically happen after a number of amendments are voted on and/or a certain amount of debate has taken place (30 hours, I think). Then, Harry Reid uses this manuever to actually block the proposal of all the Republican amendments anti-Comprehensive Piece of Shit Senators want.

But here's the question -- knowing in advance this is Harry Reid's shabby plan, why would you give that initial vote for cloture after "debate" has occurred?

I don't think I'm getting a straight answer on this -- while some Senators are guenuinely against this Comprehensive Piece of Shit, others seem to just want to pose as being against it, and so will vote, essentially, to allow Harry Reid to pull his bullshit maneuver and then claim, "Goshdarnit, that Harry Reid outfoxed me! I wanted to have a full debate and votes on all different sorts of amendments, but he just plum fooled me and pulled a dirty trick!"

This cuts no ice with we conservatives. We know that you've been warned in advance about this. Sources have already confirmed Reid is contemplating this ("contemplating this" = "determined to do this"). So if some pro-Comprehensive Piece of Shit Senators think they can get some political relief by claiming that they were somehow bamboozled into letting this go through -- no, sorry, if you cast a vote which permits this to happen you are voting for the Comprehensive Piece of Shit, and we are not ignorant of that and we will not forget that.

Don't Lott Up Now: As Harry Reid is promising he'll actually require Senators to work a weekend for a change in order to force through the Comprhensive Piece of Shit, it may be a good time to start baraging Senators with phone calls and faxes again (contact information at bottom of page).

Key points: We're hip to the dodge of voting for cloture and then, meaninglessly, voting against the bill; and we're also hip to the coming dodge of claiming to have been "fooled" by Harry Reid's unprecedented maneuver. Everyone's on notice it's coming; any vote that permits it to work is a vote for the Comprehensive Piece of Shit, too.

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