Are you watching the circular firing squad that is the GOP right now? Of course, all of this depends upon the Democrats holding firm and not seeing themselves as hostages here. A tall order. But so far, so good. Yesterday, Harry Reid tried to speed up the votes so that the Senate could be done that evening to send the CR back to the House with some time to spare. Carnival Cruz and his sidekick Lee were having none of that, so they worked pretty hard to make sure that the bill was delayed — sparking this great smack back by Senator Bob Corker telling Cruz he was confused:
And the Senate has passed the CR today, and sent it back to the House. No one knows what will happen at this point, even the Republicans in the House. All they seem to know is that they want to break the china.
Ari Fleischer spun up a conspiracy story this week saying that President Obama gets more than 140 characters for his Twitter output. He retracted that, but 52% of Republicans aren’t sure of the President gets a greater character allowance.
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