The Plum Line Gives Away the Game

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The Plum Line Gives Away the Game

Journo-​list Greg Sar­gent is wor­ried about the White House being under­mined by house democ­rats on Iran.

Strangely enough he seems less wor­ried about Iran under­min­ing the deal but it’s not like the pri­or­ity is to actu­ally stop Iran, as it was to have a “deal” that LOOKS like it stops Iran.

But hid­den within that piece is an Impor­tant lit­tle tid­bit that says a lot about the actual state of affairs in DC

If the GOP-​controlled House passes some­thing with the sup­port of some­one like Hoyer, it could make it harder for Sen­ate Dems to resist pres­sure to act.

and THAT is the story of the demo­c­rat con­trol of the Sen­ate over the last 3 years. The story that the media has done its best not to tell.

Over and over the House has acted, over and over the Sen­ate didn’t vote

When the house passed bud­gets the sen­ate didn’t vote…until Obama was re-​elected.

Dur­ing the shut­down bi-​partisan bill after bi-​partisan bill passed the house and the sen­ate didn’t vote.

Just last month the Upton Bill passed with 39 democ­rats vot­ing yes, and the sen­ate didn’t vote

The ques­tion isn’t if Reid wouldn’t win these votes, odds are he would have won most of them, but Reid isn’t wor­ried about win­ning votes, he’s all about mak­ing sure no demo­c­rat has to make any deci­sion that the Amer­i­can peo­ple might hold them account­able for

but bipar­ti­san move­ment in the House could inten­sify the pres­sure on him to allow a vote on some­thing the White House doesn’t want.

The end of the fil­i­buster was sold as some­thing nec­es­sary to allow thing to pro­ceed in the Sen­ate but the truth is for Democ­rats in gen­eral and Harry Reid & the White House in par­tic­u­lar Sen­ate inac­tion has always been a fea­ture, not a bug.

At least as long as Barack Obama is in the White House that is.

Update: This is exactly what Stacy was talk­ing about this weekend

Scarcely had Bill Clin­ton fin­ished the oath of office before he embarked on a series of left-​wing ini­tia­tives that he had per­haps promised in var­i­ous speeches or pol­icy papers, but which I — rely­ing on the news media’s depic­tion of the cam­paign — had not real­ized were part of his agenda.

And just remem­ber Fox News Chan­nel didn’t come until exis­tence until Octo­ber of 1996. and even now it only rep­re­sent 11% of the total news audience.

Update: A sig­nif­i­cant Insta­lance (I’ll explain why in my lead post tomor­row) but while thank­ing Glenn let me point out to those who might not already know it that we now have seven Mag­nif­i­cent writ­ers con­tribut­ing to this blog: Linda Szu­gyi, Marathon Pun­dit (whose wife has been sick , Steve Eggle­ston, Pas­tor George Kelly, AP (Lady Lib­erty 1886) Dil­lon, Fausta and Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng aka Baldilocks (she’s hav­ing a rough time so give a hand if you can).

Sim­ply click on their names to read their excel­lent work here or click on DaTechGuy’s Mag­nif­i­cent Seven to read the all.

Update 2: I shouldn’t leave out thanks to Stacy McCain since he is in a way the founder of the feast, but that’s explained tomor­row too.

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Last week we ended up very short but there is on rea­son why this has to be true again.

How is it changed, by hit­ting DaTip­Jar below.

If you are a con­ser­v­a­tive the best gift you can give to your­self is some­one will­ing to fight the good fight every sin­gle day. We need only 63 more sub­scribers at $20 a month to make mort­gage and pay­roll every sin­gle week.

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Journo-list Greg Sargent is worried about the White House being undermined by house democrats on Iran.

Strangely enough he seems less worried about Iran undermining the deal but it’s not like the priority is to actually stop Iran, as it was to have a “deal” that LOOKS like it stops Iran.

But hidden within that piece is an Important little tidbit that says a lot about the actual state of affairs in DC

If the GOP-controlled House passes something with the support of someone like Hoyer, it could make it harder for Senate Dems to resist pressure to act.

and THAT is the story of the democrat control of the Senate over the last 3 years. The story that the media has done its best not to tell.

Over and over the House has acted, over and over the Senate didn’t vote

When the house passed budgets the senate didn’t vote…until Obama was re-elected.

During the shutdown bi-partisan bill after bi-partisan bill passed the house and the senate didn’t vote.

Just last month the Upton Bill passed with 39 democrats voting yes, and the senate didn’t vote

The question isn’t if Reid wouldn’t win these votes, odds are he would have won most of them, but Reid isn’t worried about winning votes, he’s all about making sure no democrat has to make any decision that the American people might hold them accountable for

but bipartisan movement in the House could intensify the pressure on him to allow a vote on something the White House doesn’t want.

The end of the filibuster was sold as something necessary to allow thing to proceed in the Senate but the truth is for Democrats in general and Harry Reid & the White House in particular Senate inaction has always been a feature, not a bug.

At least as long as Barack Obama is in the White House that is.

Update:  This is exactly what Stacy was talking about this weekend

Scarcely had Bill Clinton finished the oath of office before he embarked on a series of left-wing initiatives that he had perhaps promised in various speeches or policy papers, but which I — relying on the news media’s depiction of the campaign — had not realized were part of his agenda.

And just remember Fox News Channel didn’t come until existence until October of 1996. and even now it only represent 11% of the total news audience.

Update:  A significant Instalance (I’ll explain why in my lead post tomorrow) but while thanking Glenn let me point out to those who might not already know it that we now have seven Magnificent writers contributing to this blog:  Linda Szugyi, Marathon Pundit (whose wife has been sick , Steve Eggleston, Pastor George Kelly, AP (Lady Liberty 1886) Dillon, Fausta and Juliette Akinyi Ochieng  aka Baldilocks  (she’s having a rough time so give a hand if you can).

Simply click on their names to read their excellent work here or click on DaTechGuy’s Magnificent Seven to read the all.

Update 2: I shouldn’t leave out thanks to Stacy McCain since he is in a way the founder of the feast, but that’s explained tomorrow too.

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Olimometer 2.52

It’s Monday and we are at the same point as we were a week ago at this time.

Last week we ended up very short but there is on reason why this has to be true again.

How is it changed, by hitting DaTipJar below.

 

If you are a conservative the best gift you can give to yourself is someone willing to fight the good fight every single day. We need only 63 more subscribers at $20 a month to make mortgage and payroll every single week.

Help me and my Magnificent Seven make your case all year long. Subscribe.