It just wasn’t right. Aww. RINO Utah Senator Orrin Hatch switched his vote on cloture from no to yes in order to protect his big government, Karl Rove Republican pals Mitch McConnell and Jon Cornyn. Orrin Hatch is a slimy RINO who has been in the Senate for 40 years, and should have been booted out of office in 2012. Unfortunately, he won his primary, then general election so he will be around until at least 2018. In all, 12 Rove Republicans voted for cloture to raise the debt ceiling no strings attached. The vote itself to actually raise the debt ceiling on took 50 votes to pass, and with 55 Marxist Democrat Senator, it wasn’t ever in doubt it would pass after cloture. The Republicans who voted for cloture tried to cover their asses by voting no on the actually hike of the debt ceiling. They will campaign on fiscal responsibility and claim they voted against raising the debt debt, when anyone with half a brain knows that these 12 Republicans enabled the Democrats to raise it.
What’s actually wrong here is that voters have tolerated such an egregious evasion of responsibility for so long. Our representatives, one might have been tempted to think, are elected to do mature, adult work on tough issues like budgets. And here we see a ‘clever’ system whereby the cloture vote is the one that matters, and the simple majority vote on the legislation is an afterthought, so that Senators can do their foul deeds while piously claiming to vote against them.
This pattern is not dissimilar from one a couple thousand years ago involving the Sanhedrin and the Romans.
Why is this November’s election not a sure thing for the GOP? Because it’s entirely unclear that, given majority power again, the GOP would be any less wretched than Reid, Pelosi and crew.
You are correct, Senator Hatch: this wasn’t right, it hasn’t been right for a very long time, and it’s high time we had some no-kidding reform. Would there was a party that could be relied upon to deliver it.