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Surprise: McConnell Offers Vote on Obama/Geithner Fiscal Cliff Plan, Reid Objects

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 6:56 AM
The Republicans DID offer an alternative, ,, It was a variation but essentially much the same as the Boles Simpson Plan.
francisdesales Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:12 AM
Hey clueless, don't you get it? The Democrats are a majority in the Senate. Apparently, EVERYONE knows Obama's budget is idiotic, even Democrats know this. Only clueless people like yourself think it is a "stunt".
Bran13 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 7:21 AM
For a senate leader to offer a vote on a proposal put forth by the President is a "blatantly political game"? Sorry but in my opinion THAT is some convoluted thinking.
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 7:11 AM
OBAMA's proposal was assinine. Even a child could see it was assinine. Even the Democrats could see it was assinine. Could you see is was assinine? If not, why not?
wmou Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 7:00 AM
That makes the vote on Mr. Obama's proposal even more blatantly a political game.

I've been critical of Republican tactics and messaging this week, so let's give credit where it's due: Moments ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor and offered an immediate vote on President Obama's fiscal cliff plan, which shocked the Beltway late last week.  (In case you're keeping score at home, this was the surreal proposal that induced McConnell to laugh out loud as it was outlined by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner).  Harry Reid quickly objected and shut the whole thing down, labeling the suggestion a "stunt."  Think about that.  The President of the United States,...