POSTED: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 6:07pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:17pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — This I why people hate many politicians.
Many, on both sides of the aisle, are rotten to the core. Let me add a little color to Wednesday's debt ceiling vote.
The Senate wanted to vote and get this behind them as fast as they could. So, Harry Reid changed the tulles to a purely up and down vote. In other words, 51 votes would win instead of the normal 60. The good thing about this sneaky rule for republicans is how senators voted would not go on public record.
Then, you have Ted Cruz. He opposed giving the president a blank check and that immediately threw a wrench in things. Once Cruz jumped in, a filibuster was on. That means in order to vote for the debt ceiling a simple majority would have to vote in order for a vote to be taken.
That's when you got a chance to see all the politicos, mainly who claim to be on the conservative side of the aisle, play their games.
Reid didn't have enough to break the filibuster with democrats alone so he needed some friendly republicans.
Bring on the usual suspects.
"Iron Man," John McCain changed his vote to vote with the democrats. So did Mitch McConnell and "Mr. Tall in the Saddle," John Cornyn.
Now, they are mad that Cruz, "put them in this position." Perhaps they think he put them in a position to look bad politically and maybe get beaten at the ballot box. Career politicians don't see themselves a expendable. They're not fighting for what they say they believe in. They are fighting to stay alive politically as evidenced by this week's Senate votes.
Now, we can get back and hear and see all their commercials telling us they are taking on the president and Washington.
They are Washington.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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