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September 02, 2015

BREAKING: Failure Theater Alert! Iran Deal Will Survive Senate Vote

That's 34 votes for the deal, with 10 Democrats still to announce their position. No doubt some will now bravely come out against it when their vote no longer matters. I'm looking at you Joe Manchin.

This means the "resolution of disapproval" will fail so Obama won't even have to veto anything. It will just fade away in the Senate and that will be that.

Congratulations to Iran on their new nuclear weapons.

Oh and get used to this, September is going to be Failure Theater month....

There will be no fight over funding Planned Parenthood. The Continuing Resolution will bust the sequester caps which means spending will go up and they will probably sneak a debt ceiling hike and a re-authorization of the EX/IM bank in there as well.

But there's nothing the GOP can do about this. Nothing at all. And they will never be able to do anything according the star of Failure Theater, Mitch McConnell.(via @danholler)

The Senate Democrats have a big enough number to prevent us from doing things. They prevented us from doing any of the bills that appropriate money for the government, thereby forcing a negotiation when we go back in after Labor Day, which Ill be engaged in with the administration and others to try to sort out how much were going to spend and where were going to spend it, McConnell told WYMT in Hazard, Ky.


During the wide-ranging interview, McConnell also responded to a viewer who questioned him on cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood. McConnell said he had led on the issue, but that the numbers were against him.

We just dont have the votes to get the outcome that wed like, McConnell said. I would remind all of your viewers: The way you make a law in this country, the Congress has to pass it and the president has to sign it. The president has made it very clear hes not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so thats another issue that awaits a new president hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood.

Pretty sure this should count as an in-kind contribution to Ted Cruz's campaign.

It is going to be interesting to see who was opposed to the ObamaCare shutdown and who supports a shutdown over this. I'm going to need to order some extra popcorn.

The big thing is if McConnell is saying the GOP can never get what it wants unless it has 60 votes, there's no point in voting for a GOP Senate candidate. There have never been 60 GOP Senators at the same time and you will never get 60 GOP votes in the Senate. Hell, even if you did, do you think there wouldn't be a few traitors in the bunch who stick with the Democrats?

It's kind of funny because when the Democrats didn't have 60 votes in the Senate they were still able to get things they wanted. But nope, that doesn't work for the GOP. Of course Harry Reid was able to find Republicans who would sellout to him. McConnell doesn't even seem to try. And even if he can't get their votes, why isn't he making them vote against things that they can be hammered with back home?

But hey, you crazy pro-lifers will get your show vote in the House on Planned Parenthoodwhile the big boys get what they want in the CR. Are you not entertained? Whatever, keep volunteering and voting GOP and turning in for future episodes of GOP Failure Theater.

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