US Government Shutdown Watch: 2018 Edition. More Bricks in the Wall?


#3185

As that one comedian says, “Ya can’t fix stupid.”


#3186

Moran and Paul are both AYEs. WIth Murkawski and Collins, it should be set.


#3187

We’re at 50 ayes.

Booker makes it 51. 38 nays.

Sanders puts it at 52. Now we see if it gets to 55 or 56.


#3188

Paul didn’t flip back?
I think another seal of the Apocalypse just broke.


#3189

55-38 now. I think the remaining votes but one are nays.


#3190

Haha When you made your 53 votes prediction I almost posted “I’m going to say 56 because who knows, maybe this is where a few more Republican senators gain a conscience about what they’re doing to the democracy”


#3191

CSPAN says 12 GOP aye votes. So this could be 59 ayes.

No wonder Tillis had to get off the ride. 60 would be a bad, bad look.

It is 59-41. That’s still gonna sting.


#3192

So 41 Republicans have now stated for the record that as long as he’s THEIR dictator, they’re fine with the President being able to do effectively whatever he wants.


#3193

…including Ernst, McSally, Gardner, and Tillis, who all may be vulnerable in 2020.


#3194

Thom Tillis you coward fuck.


#3195

You just may have just channeled the thoughts of about 9 Republican Senators there.


#3196

Blunt is easily the biggest surprise. He’s as deep red as it gets, and part of the GOP Senate leadership.

Rubio also kind of a shock.


#3197

If the Supreme Court lets this declaration stand I would fully support Dems packing the Court with new justices in 2021.


#3198

#3199

So it is always a tough vote then?


#3200

Today he was merely standing on the neck of the Republic.


#3201

Tillis is pure fucking scum who should be in prison, not the congress. I’m throwing a goddamn party when he finally shuffles off this mortal coil.


#3202

Personal anecdotes - but I have NEVER seen a Senator so disliked in Colorado. This state hates him. He probably realizes that is just going to keep angling for his lobbying gig once he is booted next year.


#3203

I’m guessing said party will be…somewhere near his grave?

I think I’m going to invest in some laxative stock. Armando alone will drive the price up, let alone the rest of you guys.


#3204

I’m an old fashioned guy. I’ll pour a bottle of good bourbon on their graves. But I’ll pass it through my kidneys first. Better not get too drunk though, don’t want to step in Armando’s tribute.