Reid Moves FinReg Bill, McConnell Says No

Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Just minutes ago, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved for the Senate to start debate on the financial regulatory reform bill on Monday, saying, “We’re going to move forward on this legislation because the American people demand it.” Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said no, as bipartisan negotiations were ongoing. Reid has now filed for cloture to start debate.

Thus begins what promises to be a heated debate and long parliamentary process on passing the final legislation. Democrats need one crossover to close debate, and a simple majority to pass.

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Comment posted April 22, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

A**hole McConnell defending his cash cow. No surprise, there.

Yeah, both sides are guilty, but not one of them but McConnell is stupid enough to go against the American people's wishes. Dumba**.

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Comment posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:33 pm

GOP racing to the bottom—-no surprise there: now we wait to see how many Redstaters are braindead enough to follow…

Comment posted April 22, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

Hey, long time no see!

Even the baggers are starting to circle the drain. We had a “rally”, here where I live, and they ganged up on a guy that was protesting Bush's trillion dollar tiddlywinks game (on his sign), covered his sign with an American flag, and broke it. He left when he felt his safety was in jeopardy. Ironic, isn't it? They use the very symbol of freedom, to deny him his First Amendment right to free speech. They're all Repubs mesmerized by Fox and the right-wing noise machine, no matter what they say.

If anyone is stupid enough to stand behind McConnell on this issue, they're gone. The American people have had enough. I guess they'll end up a club, after all. The pushback is beginning. Can't say I feel sorry for any of them.

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rick g
Comment posted April 23, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

Hate to break the news but Obamacare passed in the face of 2 out of 3 people against it will be story of the year. Most people don't even know about this staged financial reform.

Fortunately Hope & Change is dying on the vine.

Comment posted April 23, 2010 @ 5:43 pm


Better than the irresponsible behavior this country endured during the Bush fiasco, and the near-disaster it caused. Or did that little fact escape you?

Something is better than nothing, and clownboy McConnell gets his parrot points from a pollster. He can't even come up with his own words. He, like the rest of the do-nothing Republicans don't give two s***s about you.

You rich? if not, you're a victim of the Bush mess, too.

Comment posted April 23, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

I still don't understand why people are defending Shrub. He is the worst President I've ever seen, and that includes Richard Nixon.

Comment posted April 23, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

I have nothing to add. You've expressed it exactly.

Have a great weekend!

rick g
Comment posted December 31, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

Just out of curiousity Monkey, can you name a bill passed during the Bush Administration (when the Republicans controlled Congress) opposed by 2 out of 3 people?

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