What the Dems call DISCLOSE actually means rigging the system in their favor. They've been shameless in their zeal to pass this law in time to tilt the November elections. In order to buy the support of powerful special interest groups, both the House and Senate bill have exempted powerful interest groups from the disclosure requirements. There's actually a loophole for the National Rifle Association and other powerful lobbies.
"They haven't even passed a budget yet," noted Center for Competitive Politics spokesman Jeff Patch.
But Reid has his priorities -- and losing floor votes seems to be the top one.
In July, Schumer's bill failed to garner the 60 votes needed to bring it to a floor vote. But Reid apparently doesn't mind losing floor votes. To him, losing can be lovelier the second time around.