Saturday, October 09, 2021

Chuck roast

PJ Media: "McConnell Tells Biden, 'You're On Your Own' When It Comes to the Debt Limit."
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has never been known as one of the brightest bulbs in the room. He proved it once again on Thursday night when he took off on an epic partisan rant against Republicans who had just thrown him a lifeline on extending the debt limit by agreeing to a short-term increase.
This would be the speech that Joe Manchin called "f-n stupid" and Mitt Romney complained was unhelpful partisan slander.  Even after announcing the debt increase deal, McConnell had to whip for 10 Republican votes to overcome the filibuster rules.  Now that Schumer's bad faith has been established, there is a slim chance Republican senators will fall for this a second time.

The good news is that Chuck has two months to assemble a debt increase through the reconciliation process.  Better get busy.

Extra - NBC News: "After McConnell's blink, Democrats hold a weaker hand - Analysis: Democratic sources say there is no plan for avoiding a messier debt limit fight in December — and the Senate minority leader insists he won't help again."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

NBC News: "After McConnell's blink, Democrats hold a weaker hand

Don't let a headline like this shake your "the biased liberal media" raison d'ĂȘtre.

As for Minority Leader McConnell, he didn't cut the deal the first time due to a spasm of public service. It's pretty obvious that the business community heavyweights instructed him to stop f'ing around.

It's all jake. His party's midterm ads will be the same with or without a terrorist attack on the debt ceiling.