The Senate leaders coup that blocked public debate on Omnibus budget bill UPDATE


UPDATE: PASSES.

UPDATE: HERE’S THE ROLL CALL VOTE — HOUSE PASSES OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL

Here’s the

There are plenty of blogs out there that will give you the horrendous details that are starting to be revealed in the soon to be passed Ryan budget bill. So let me give you the coup that went down with McConnell at the helm to make sure we will never ever have a recorded vote on any amendments nor hear a word on the Senate floor in debate.That there would be not one Senator available to object. Here we go:. (Just a taste of of it)

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With a mere 68 seconds of almost incomprehensible Senate legalese, the two top Republican and Democratic leaders together blocked any budget amendments, televised debate and roll-call votes over the myriad unpopular or popular, effective, dysfunctional or counterproductive measures in the $1.1 trillion 2016 omnibus spending plan.

On Friday morning, likely at 10.00 a.m., $1.1 trillion in spending will be swept through the Senate in only a few minutes, without debate, public observation, record-keeping, cheering and especially without dramatic amendments and unpopular roll-call votes that would be tracked, counted, measured and replayed over and over again in 2016 attack ads.

The leaders’ surprise coup can be seen here, at 1.01 p.m, or 3.02:00 into this C-SPAN video, when Majority Leader Minority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) jointly, quickly and quietly walked onto the Senate floor while a few other Senators were delivering minor speeches sought by their constituents or lobbyists.

“I see that the [GOP] Majority Leader and the Democratic leader are on the Senate floor and I believe it would be appropriate for me to yield to them,” said Maine Republican, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

“I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate receives a message from the House to accompany H.R. 2029, the Majority Leader be recognized to make a motion to concur on the House amendments, further that if a cloture motion is filed on that motion, that notwithstanding Rule 22, the Senate immediately vote on the motion to invoke cloture, that if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time be yielded back, the Majority Leader or his Designate be recognized to make a motion to table the first House amendment, that following the disposition of that motion, and if a budget point of order is raised, the Majority Leader is designated to be recognized to make a motion to waive the point of order, and that following disposition of that motion and the Senate the vote on motion to concur on the House amendments with no further motions or amendments in order, unless the motion to table is successful, or the budget point of order is sustained, and with two minutes of debate, equally divided, in the usual form, prior to each vote.”

Is there…” asked the Senator presiding over the event, Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE , Republican from Nebraska.

She was trying to ask if any Senator present objected to McConnell’s plan.

The leaders’ “unanimous consent” no-amendment, no-debate plan would fail if even one determined Senator was on the floor, and ready to withhold consent — perhaps Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who had earlier promised to extend a debate —  but the two leaders had timed their coup perfectly, and there was no Senator there ready to object or withhold their consent.

“No objection,” quickly responded Reid, off-camera, before Fischer could even finish her sentence, and before any other Senator rushed through the doors to stop the entire process with a single objection.

“No objection, so ordered,” Fischer said.

That was it.

H/T:Breitbart

21 Responses to “The Senate leaders coup that blocked public debate on Omnibus budget bill UPDATE”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    Political malpractice!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Strange isn’t it. And where was Rubio who didn’t show at all, and Cruz?

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  2. Jersey McJones Says:

    Censoring me, bunker?

    JMJ

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Why would you even think that? Nastiness yes.

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  4. Steve Dennis Says:

    I guess I can take a little solace in the fact that my Rep voted against it but somehow that does not make me feel better about Ryan’s sellout.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      I feel a bit of the same way. My Rep sent an email earlier in the week extoling the virtues of the bill and all the wonderful parts. Now I see he voted no. So I guess all of our contact work paid off with him at least.

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  5. Mustang Says:

    That pretty much dispels any notion of government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The behavior by these politically elite would seem to suggest that we are overdue for armed rebellion.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      They know exactly how we feel and how we voted last two major elections. They just told us to go to hell, and hell is where they are bound. Traitors, each and every one.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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  7. petermc3 Says:

    What is more upsetting, metal detectors at Disney theme parks or the ever evolving in your face two party charade in Washington? What is more upsetting, EU leaders led by French president Hollande chiding British PM Cameron for proposing a four year moratorium in Britain on giving welfare to migrants as their economy and institutions go broke or the ever evolving in your face two party charade in Washington? Whats more upsetting, Obama stopping in San Bernardino to meet the victims and families of the last month’s workplace incident on his way to vacationing in Hawaii or or the ever evolving in your face two party charade in Washington? Whats more upsetting watching the acerbic leftists led by republican Joe scarborough, who said Hillary Clinton should have won in 2012, trying but failing to hoist Donald Trump on his own pitard this morning on MSLSD’s Good Morning Joe interview or the ever evolving in your face two party charade in Washington?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The charade is over. While many of us have been jumping up and down and labeled wing nuts for our efforts, we can be labeled no more. This was the cruelest hoax of all because this time, this nonsense will literally kill us and hurry on the end of our Republic.

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    • geeez2014 Says:

      Oh, Peter, how you can watch Scarborough and his lib sycophants is beyond me. I try every once in a while; I find him to be the most self aggrandizing, creepy, spineless egomaniac EVER. And then that Mika, or whatever her name is, and her sour faces for anything conservative…
      I give you credit if you can stand it still…

      I’m not quite sure why my cons. friends are so upset at Obama stopping by to visit the victims’ families….except that he probably only did this to soften the blow that our country’s falling apart and he’s flying to Hawaii. He DID speak yesterday about how his experts are telling us we’re safe..it was kind of “So, there’s no credible threats and I’m flying off to Hawaii for a couple of weeks…Aloha!”

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      • petermc3 Says:

        …only stopped by to hear Trump. They tried their best, all four or five libtards, but they couldn’t rattle him. I think Mika was so pissed her at Donald she couldn’t speak; either that or her flow stopped.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I confessI watch at times. Especially when Hillary is on the ropes. Always good to know how they spin the story,

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      • petermc3 Says:

        Hey Bunker, I honestly and truly believe this fascist tub of shit is going to skate to the White House by not quite but close to a landslide. Her criminal and treasonous crimes and hypocrisy do not now and will not even enter into the equation. While Bubba is laughing all the way to the bank she is laughing and sneering all the way to the Oval Office. One man’s opinion.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        We are close to anarchy. Anything and everything is on the table. I have two staunch Dem friends and they are done with her. The thousands of Syrians coming our way may do her in. Unions are fed up..

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      • geeez2014 Says:

        Oh, well, that makes sense…to see how they’d handle Trump.
        I, like Bunker, do watch from time to time, but I can only handle three minutes, MAX!
        Like Bunker says, it is always good to know how they spin a story, but I’d even go so far as to say Scarborough bugs me more than the true libs there. Honestly.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I hate liars, each and every one and he is one. But he wants to keep his job so who knows.

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      • petermc3 Says:

        Agreed

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