Another note: beware last minute vote changes by GOP Senators facing possible primary challenges
The permanent ruling class and its guardians know how to protect their own, so don’t be fooled by no votes on cloture by fence sitters once they realize that the requisite votes to defeat a no vote are safely accounted for — mostly from those who don’t have to worry about immediate re-election challenges.
This is how DC operates, and its scumcaked players believe we can be fooled by their calculated deceptions and cynical maneuverings.
There’s an antidote for that, however: if the GOP Senate leadership cannot hold its caucus together to fight for the American people — that is, get a 100% no vote on cloture — then we target the leadership for replacement. McConnell may in fact change his vote today; Lamar Alexander may join him. But because they were giving aid and comfort (and likely direction) to those who have been sabotaging any chance we, the people, have of avoiding being unceremoniously dumped into state exchanges and eventually, single payer care (with Congress and their buddies exempted), they are the problem, both actually and emblematically.
So it is they who will have to go first, and every bit of effort should be put into those fights.
Likewise, it’s time to express our displeasure far more vocally for FOX News’ constant GOP establishment propaganda. Rove is a failed “architect.” And he needs to be run out of DC on a sled made up of stupid stupid white boards. Or if he prefers, he can pull the sled, and Dana Perino and the rest of the Bush-leftovers can ride the thing.
But that station is doing more harm to the conservative movement than MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS combined, as far as I’m concerned — just as are most of the writers at both NR and TWS.
To them, politics is a game. They play it like others play fantasy football. But they are using us as the game pieces. And I refuse to be anyone’s pawn.