It has come to my attention that the fix is in:
FDL has learned that in a last minute move, Nancy Pelosi sneaked language into the rule that the House is voting on tonight regarding war funding.
Embedded in the rule is the requirement that the House will vote on the deficit commissions’s recommendations in the lame duck session if they pass the Senate.
Pelosi knows full well what the committee wants to do. The fix is in.
Happening on CSPAN now.
Pelosi’s office number: (202) 225-4965
Thank you, Nancy Pelosi, for saving me money. The money in question being that which I might have donated to any Democrats this election cycle. Turns out I’ll need it, thanks to your pushing for a vote to put me on cat food when — or if — I retire.
The apologists are all revved up saying all manner of silly things in their effort to excuse this:
"But but but this will never ever pass the Senate!" Oh really? How do you keep 41 Senators, many of whom are Conservadems, from voting for cloture?
"But this isn’t a big deal — it was planned from the start!" News flash: We knew Harry and Nancy had struck a deal; we just didn’t when or how it would be implemented. Turns out that Nancy picked the most chickenshit cowardly self-serving way it could have possibly been done. Since this rule is only in effect for the 111th Congress, it expires on January 5 and applies only to the lame duck Congress.
Pete Peterson’s smiling now. He’s got my retirement money. Maybe he’ll use it to fill one of his swimming pools.