Victory: Reid pulls earmark-packed omnibus spending bill

posted at 8:44 pm on December 16, 2010 by Allahpundit

No surprise, but still darned sweet.

Speaking now on the Senate floor, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) says he is “sorry and disappointed” to announce that he does not have the votes for the omnibus spending package. Instead, he will work with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to draft a temporary continuing resolution to fund the government into early next year.

Reid says nine Republican senators approached him today to tell him that while they would like to see the bill passed, they could not vote for it. He did not reveal the names of the nine. A top Senate source tells National Review Online that “it looks like Harry Reid buckled under the threat of Republicans reading [the bill] aloud.”

The mood among conservatives on Twitter and inside the GOP caucus is sheer exultation, from McConnell declaring this a “victory for the country” to McCain calling it a “seminal moment” to Philip Klein at AmSpec pronouncing it a triumph — albeit an early and incomplete one — for the tea party. Remember, when the bill was first released a few days ago, there were reportedly at least four Republicans thinking of voting for it, including two retirees in Bennett and Voinovich. Having nothing to lose, they’re presumably still onboard, which means this must have crashed and burned because red-state Democrats got nervous about it. McCaskill was opposed early on, and I assume Tester, Nelson, and the usual suspects must have been jittery too. The question now: To make it up to Reid, did they promise to vote yes on another piece of legislation still to come in the lame duck? Like, say, the DREAM Act?

For your amusement, here are McCain and Mark Kirk taking a few moments on the Senate floor to grind Reid’s face in this failure. Click the image to watch.

Update: The gray lining in this silver cloud for most conservatives? With the spending bill off the agenda, Reid now has time to bring “don’t ask, don’t tell” to the floor for a vote. That bill and the DREAM Act are now slated to hit the floor on Saturday.


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Epic Fail, old man. Now go back to Searchlight and leave the private sector alone.

perroviejo on December 16, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Pitchforks 1, Lame ducks 0.

JohnGalt23 on December 16, 2010 at 8:46 PM

OK, take a few minutes to celebrate this win, but…

Lame duck season’s not over by a long shot. There will likely be several more bills to shoot down over the next couple weeks. Let’s hope the GOP brought a full box of shells, and not just the one.

Bruce MacMahon on December 16, 2010 at 8:46 PM

It’s a start…next, stop the dream act…

Gohawgs on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

NICE!!!

Give them DADT if you must, but hold fast on DREAM!

RedNewEnglander on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

That it was even considered at all is incontrovertible evidence of insanity.

Blacklake on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M

Notorious GOP on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

The question now: To make it up to Reid, did they promise to vote yes on another piece of legislation still to come in the lame duck? Like, say, the DREAM Act?

DADT more likely. They have cover from Gates and Mullen on that.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Thank you senators DeMint, McCain, and McConnell.

Thank you Tea Party.

Thank you God.

In a Congress full of gut wrenching failures, this is mighty sweet.

Indy82 on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM

I thought they were going to vote on cloture for DADT and the DREAM Act tonight but I guess that isn’t happening according to this…

http://twitter.com/markknoller/status/15581300048003072

http://twitter.com/markknoller/status/15581567325831169

ninjapirate on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Caiwyn on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Red state Dems like Conrad, B. Nelson, Tester and McCaskill might have a little trouble voting for DREAM.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM

I think in the long run, the dream act is even worse. Now they have time to work on that. Not good.

Rose on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Ok, pass the continuing resolution and GO HOME

Daemonocracy on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM

We Won

William Amos on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Don’t ever head to Harold’s, Corpse Man, I don’t want to run into you and accidentally spill 10 pitchers of beer over your dessicated scalp.

Bishop on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

DADT more likely. They have cover from Gates and Mullen on that.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Or both.

Never underestimate the willingness of the GOP to sell out.

amerpundit on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

AAAAH yes

blatantblue on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Now no DREAM.

Hang tough Senate – hang tough!

gophergirl on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Woo hoo!

I’m glad Reid blinked, but it’s a shame we couldn’t shut the Federal government down for a few days, first.

Inkblots on December 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Hee.. the snark coming from Senator Mark Kirk was great… Why were conservatives upset that he won again??

Illinidiva on December 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM

ninjapirate on December 16, 2010 at 8:48 PM

Reid is filing for cloture, but has to wait two days after filing, I think. Saturday is the cloture vote.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM

shut out the lights and end this clusterfark of a Congress. Go home.

ted c on December 16, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Hee.. the snark coming from Senator Mark Kirk was great… Why were conservatives upset that he won again??

Illinidiva on December 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM

That was great. Excuse me “Did we just win”

gophergirl on December 16, 2010 at 8:51 PM

So, can we expect to see roughly 7,000,000 pages of laws, rules, regulations, and continuing resolutions to meet the same fate over the next 24 months?

Robert17 on December 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Hee.. the snark coming from Senator Mark Kirk was great… Why were conservatives upset that he won again??

Illinidiva on December 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM

not upset, more like apathetic.

Besides, wait for Dream and Start before you make up your mind on Kirk.

Daemonocracy on December 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Hee.. the snark coming from Senator Mark Kirk was great… Why were conservatives upset that he won again??

Illinidiva on December 16, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Cap & trade?

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

SHUT IT DOWN!

Inanemergencydial on December 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

It’s time to call it a session and head home. The only legislation they have to vote on is the most unpopular of all. These people don’t understand how out of touch with America they really are. Oh for a blizzard to stop everything and know out power to the capital for two or three days.

Tommy_G on December 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

I’ll not breathe again until January, but this is excellent news!

Sekhmet on December 16, 2010 at 8:53 PM

DADT will pass, dream will not.

rob verdi on December 16, 2010 at 8:53 PM

WHO ARE THE NINE?

John the Libertarian on December 16, 2010 at 8:53 PM

The good news is, this makes the passing of the DADT repeal that much more likely.

Vyce on December 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

How much did all that paper they used for that bill cost us?

Knucklehead on December 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

If DREAM passes due to Republican votes, there might be lots of people who voted for Republicans in November 2010 who won’t do the same in November 2012. Let’s hope there aren’t enough squishy douchebag RINOs in the Senate to pass DREAM.

diditagain on December 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Republicans are going to be completely responsible for the fiscal year that began in October 2010. That means the pain of cuts can come all that much sooner.

I hope they are working hard on the new plan.

Cut, baby, cut should be the new chant.

What can both stimulate the economy and cut the size of government next year?

On the negative side if Republicans get the economy moving again, Obama will get some credit. That’s a shame.

petunia on December 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Exhale…

I’m lovin’ it.

De Mint wins.

scrubjay on December 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

The DREAM must die.

DADT? Meh, who cares.

rickyricardo on December 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

For your amusement, here are McCain and Mark Kirk taking a few moments on the Senate floor to grind Reid’s face in this failure. Click the image to watch.

I confess — I’ve never even heard Mark Kirk even SPEAK — but DUDE, i like his cajones.

Watch the video. It’s only 30 seconds. But realize that Mark Kirk just said that little snarky thing IN FRONT OF THE DEMS.

OH SNAP!

PALIN/KIRK 2012?

(just kidding)

picklesgap on December 16, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Tweets(Omnibus Bill-DOA
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JohnRGuardiano: Sen. Claire McCaskill is declaiming loudly on the Senate floor. She epitomizes a new breed in Washington: the angry white liberal! #tcot
18 minutes ago
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michellemalkin: Kind of discomforting 2 see 2 big-govt Rs doing omniporkulus victory dance. Can we get stalwart conservative on Sen floor
19 minutes ago
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RichLowry: mccain doing a dance on the dead omnibus
26 minutes ago
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amandacarpenter: So awesome to see Senate GOP kill the omni. Can’t wait till the new guys get here next year! More please!
25 minutes ago
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JimDeMint: And most of all thanks to all of you who spoke up, called your senator and demanded an end to reckless big spending Washington!
24 minutes ago
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/twitter/archive/?type=previous&id=15573940587991040&from=home

canopfor on December 16, 2010 at 8:33 PM

canopfor on December 16, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Doesn’t this mean DADT and DREAM will be stopped until the budget mess is sorted out?

The budget mess should be sorted by tonight.

ninjapirate on December 16, 2010 at 8:55 PM

The DREAM must die.

DADT? Meh, who cares.

rickyricardo on December 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

DITTO.

DADT is on its way out anyway. Amnesty though? We can make that a national debate a la the ground zero mosque and then it will NEVER happen

picklesgap on December 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Message to GOP: boot on neck, grind, pivot until you hear crunch. Nothing else will do.

rrpjr on December 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Bluff called!

chickasaw42 on December 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM

One Down…………………………………..

Two to Go……………………………

Have Ye Faith………………..

Hold The Line……………

canopfor on December 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM

The gray lining in this silver cloud for most conservatives? With the spending bill off the agenda, Reid now has time to bring “don’t ask, don’t tell” to the floor for a vote. That bill and the DREAM Act are now slated to hit the floor on Saturday.

what’s new? 111th Congress and plenty o’ crap sandwiches every day of the week.

ted c on December 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM

WHO ARE THE NINE?

John the Libertarian on December 16, 2010 at 8:53 PM

The Nazgul of the GOP.

William Amos on December 16, 2010 at 8:57 PM

They have to move on to START, and the GOP wants to amend the preamble to provide explicitly for missile defense and perhaps other issues. According to NRO, the parliamentarian ruled today that the senate can, indeed, amend the preambl to the treaty negotiated with Russia.

McCain is supposed to have several amendments ready. He can be a pain-in-the-butt RINO, but he does usually come through on defense issues.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 8:57 PM

I love what someone said: Dingy always looks like someone just shot his dog.

DADT: Meh (and I’m US Army (Ret))

“Dream”: No way Jose!

Dingbat63 on December 16, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Seeing Omnibus go down is like waking up from a nightmare and feeling relieved, except for the bad DREAM to come.

anXdem on December 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM

DADT? Meh, who cares.

rickyricardo on December 16, 2010 at 8:54 PM

Since about a quarter of the military stated they would not reenlist if DADT is repealed, it’ll be a big deal to draft-age men.

Rebar on December 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM

WHO ARE THE NINE?

John the Libertarian on December 16, 2010 at 8:53 PM

The outed porkmeisters?

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM

What’s the catch?

SouthernGent on December 16, 2010 at 8:58 PM

chalk another loss up for the O.

aw. Maybe Billy Jeff is on tonight so the O doesn’t have to take the heat and he can get back to the par-tay.

ted c on December 16, 2010 at 8:59 PM

From Worst to, well, worst:

1) Dream
2) Start
3) DADT

GO HOME

Daemonocracy on December 16, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Has McConnell pulled his earmarks out? If not, why not?

rjl1999 on December 16, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Pray that they fold and go the hell home.Really PRAY,it ain’t over til it’s over.

Col.John Wm. Reed on December 16, 2010 at 9:02 PM

A big celebratory Booyaa!!!

sonnyspats1 on December 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM

The threat of reading the bill pulled it from the floor?
It took Republicans two years to figure this out?

JellyToast on December 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM

To make it up to Reid, did they promise to vote yes on another piece of legislation still to come in the lame duck? Like, say, the DREAM Act?

we can make that hurt too, yo.

ted c on December 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM

When the wheel turns, oh you RINOs, remember how this outgoing Congress used every trick in the book to put its stamp on its successor. Do likewise.

FalseProfit on December 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM

More Onmibus DOA Tweets
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nytimespolitics: The Caucus: Democrats End Fight on $1.2 Trillion Spending Bill LINK
2 minutes ago
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JimPethokoukis: Man, this thing is setting up perfectly for Paul Ryan to start wielding the ax in 2011
2 minutes ago
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edatpost: As reported since last night, at least 60 votes are there for cloture vote on #DADT and final passage.
5 minutes ago
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edatpost: @HarryReid schedules #DADT cloture vote for Saturday. Final vote on the bill likely Sunday, or Monday.
5 minutes ago
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IBDeditorials: Ramirez cartoon: How the Lame Duck became extinct LINK
9 minutes ago
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jaketapper: RT @robertcostaNRO: McConnell to NRO: “I’m proud of the appropriations cmte members…who decided that this is not the way to do it.”
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JimDeMint: Keep the pressure up! Reid still trying to ram through flawed START Treaty, DREAM Act amnesty, & DADT repeal.
20 minutes ago
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SenJohnMcCain:Huge defeat for the big spenders, and a great victory for the American people – LINK
37 minutes ago
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newtgingrich: About to speak to Spartanburg, SC GOP. Excited to tell them good news about pork filled omnibus being defeated.
25 minutes ago
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/twitter/

canopfor on December 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM

It’s nice to see some good news coming from Congress for a change. Now we just have to defeat the DREAM Act and we’ll be good to go.

SoulGlo on December 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

The Nazgul of the GOP.

William Amos on December 16, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Ooh. Nice reference.

John the Libertarian on December 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

The only thing that should be up for a vote until the new members arrive is to extend the tax cuts and a resolution to fund government until the new congress can craft a good budget. Everything else is pure BS.

bluemarlin on December 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Instead we will just spend a fortune for illegals….

Branch Rickey on December 16, 2010 at 9:06 PM

It’s even more impressive considering the only delay possible is a forced full reading. On appropriations bills, the filibuster does not apply.

steveegg on December 16, 2010 at 9:06 PM

The threat of reading the bill pulled it from the floor?
It took Republicans two years to figure this out?

JellyToast on December 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM

I think Tom Coburn’s new handy dandy on-line earmark index had something to do with it. Too many GOP senators got caught with hands in cookie jar.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Micheal Steele is on Fox Now on Omnibus
===============================================

Online streaming Fox News

http://atdhe.net/4371/watch-fox-news

canopfor on December 16, 2010 at 9:07 PM

The threat of reading the bill pulled it from the floor?
It took Republicans two years to figure this out?

JellyToast on December 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM

You can`t fix stupid but you can scare them!

bluemarlin on December 16, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Rebar on December 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

What do you think happened to it? Way back in mid-November 2008, my co-blogger Shoebox noted that there would be no difference between 57 Rats and 60, and by and large, he has been proven right.

steveegg on December 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM

I’m not buying it. It only means the commies have found another avenue to complete their nuclear mission.

It ain’t over…

katy on December 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Why did it go down? You had Jim DeMint rallying outside opposition, and pushing Reid’s back against the wall procedurally with the threat to have the whole monstrosity read on the floor; that was time Reid presumably couldn’t afford to waste given everything else he wants to jam through.

Then, you had Mitch McConnell on the phone all day with Republican appropriators–Reid’s base of support on the bill–twisting their arms to come out against it. My understanding is that by the end he had all the appropriators committed against it, with the exception of two who were undecided. McConnell told the appropriators that passing this bill, and passing it this way, would represent a rejection of everything the mid-term election was about, and ultimately he prevailed. Again and again over the last two years, McConnell has done what a minority leader needs to do–keep his troops united.

And, finally, there was McCain. He was out there, too. On “Hannity” last night, he sounded like a tea-partier, urging people to use social media and to flood the phone lines in opposition. It must have been particularly sweet for him, after all these years battling appropriators, doing a victory jig all over the bill on the senate floor a little while ago.

Altogether, a heartening night…

Rich Lowry, NRO.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM

Maverick takes a lot of heat, he did well on this one.

rob verdi on December 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM

****************I WANT A DANCING HUMPBOT*****************

AC DC Thunderstruck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f1cwycSWq0

canopfor on December 16, 2010 at 9:11 PM

I think Tom Coburn’s new handy dandy on-line earmark index had something to do with it. Too many GOP senators got caught with hands in cookie jar.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 9:06 PM

I was listening earlier to FOX , not sure who it was but he was saying that the Dems added many of those earmarks themselves. In other words they were requests that have been hanging around by the GOP members for some time and they just included them into this Omnibus bill. I would not put it past them to do so to either embarrass the GOP and or hang that nice bribe in front of them, actually both!

bluemarlin on December 16, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Give them DADT if you must, but hold fast on DREAM!

RedNewEnglander on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

My sentiments exactly. Dream is a blanket amnesty for millions of criminals. I called KBH’s office two days ago (for about the 10th time) and I could barely get the words out urging her not vote for it and the aide cut me off and almost screamed “She’s not voting for it”. Cornyn’s a no also. Call the senators tomorrow who are up for re-election in 2012.

TxAnn56 on December 16, 2010 at 9:12 PM

steveegg on December 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM

I would have though it a bit harder to ignore an agreement like that.

But nine republicans pulled out of this budget deal which seemed a done deal, that’s a good sign that the other bills might just meet the same fate.

Rebar on December 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM

DeMint,

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TXUS on December 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM

In your face Dingy.

WisCon on December 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM

The gray lining

Like DADT even compares to halting this suicidal spening juggernaut?

This is awesome news.

AshleyTKing on December 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Give them DADT if you must, but hold fast on DREAM!
RedNewEnglander on December 16, 2010 at 8:47 PM

You and many others on this thread! I feel like a New England echo. (It’s hard being in such a blue area)

Don’t like DADT much, but it’s DREAM I hate.

Of course, I hated nothing as much as Obamnibus.

May that monstrosity be ‘most sincerely dead.’

marybel on December 16, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Maverick takes a lot of heat, he did well on this one.

rob verdi on December 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM

rob verdi: I’m cutting Queeg some slack on this,he started
talking on the floor,essentially a verbal dance,
which,pissed off some members on da otherside of
da aisle,caught it earlier a bit on C-Span!:)

canopfor on December 16, 2010 at 9:14 PM

We interrupt this comment thread to say that whoever picks the pics for the blog articles is a f*ing genius.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

Purple Fury on December 16, 2010 at 9:15 PM

AshleyTKing on December 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Repealing DADT has a lot of hidden costs, it needs to be stopped also, not a “gimme” for the democrats.

Rebar on December 16, 2010 at 9:15 PM

Maverick takes a lot of heat, he did well on this one.

rob verdi on December 16, 2010 at 9:09 PM

He’s good to go on amending START, too. Not going to let Hillary sell out US defense to the Russkis.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Okay,its DEAD till January,but,perfect timing,
the Newly Elected Tea Party Cavalry arrives!!

Then we will see real resolve,I do hope!!!

canopfor on December 16, 2010 at 9:17 PM

From Accuweather…weekend storm…

DC and Baltimore look to be the jackpot with 24″ to 30″ of snow… Crippling ICE storm looks likely for the central Carolinas and southeastern Virginia…

SouthernGent on December 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM

EPIC. THANK YOU HOTAIR/TALK RADIO/GOD IN HEAVEN.

sbvft contributor on December 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Jimmy DeMints card playin’ last week made lotsa Senators blink and he’s carrying away lotsa chips tonight. He’s going to have to put them back on the table soon tho’.

nice work, Jimmy D. **cracks another Guinness**

ted c on December 16, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Excellent news.

Republicans have to remember the Democrats’ actions in this lame duck Congress. Democrats play to win, not like the Republicans going along to get along, Democrats play to win.

RJL on December 16, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Obama found in corner of family quarters contemplating why Amurkins just don’t unnerstand his party’s awesomeness anymore. Big Chelle is standing over him with the official Big Chelle Beating Bat(tm) telling him he best be getting on with the vacacay plan or the next things to go are DREAM, START, DADT, etc-et-er-ah.

Hooray for America!

Key West Reader on December 16, 2010 at 9:20 PM

New York Times correspondent Peter Baker says that McCain “has gently broken” with Kyl. But as Hill reporter Jordan Fabian notes, McCain appeared yesterday on Fred Thompson’s radio program and “said it would be a ‘good idea’ to wait until January to debate and pass” the treaty, adding that he still harbored “serious concerns about the missile-defense part of it.” Fabian also points out that McCain has “backed Kyl’s plan to bring up the pact the week of Jan. 24 and debate it for a week before holding a ratification vote.”

Today, during a floor speech on the imprisonment of Russian businessmen Mikhail Khordokovsky and Platon Lebedev, McCain said that while New START “should be considered on its merits to our national security . . . it is only reasonable to ask: If Russian officials demonstrate such a blatant disregard for the rights and legal obligations owed to one of their own citizens, how will they treat us — and the legal obligations, be it this treaty or any other, that they owe to us?” He promised to submit amendments in the days ahead.

Which brings us to Tuesday’s ruling by the Senate parliamentarian, who concluded that the New START preamble could indeed be amended. Why does that matter? As Foreign Policy blogger Josh Rogin explains, “Treaty supporters object to amending the preamble, because any changes would force the treaty to go back to bilateral negotiations with the Russians, which could take months and possibly even scuttle New START entirely.” Republican critics have argued that the preamble text would hamper U.S. missile-defense efforts, a problem they hope to rectify during the amendment process.

Look for McCain to play a key role in that process, and in determining whether New START wins ratification before the 111th Congress adjourns. Right now, says a GOP Hill lobbyist who has monitored the debate closely, “I don’t think anyone knows what the hell is going to happen.”

NRO. START may not be the quickie Harry wants it to be.

Wethal on December 16, 2010 at 9:21 PM

I’m just wondering how this helps Mitt Romney….

OO
**ducks**.

ted c on December 16, 2010 at 9:21 PM

DC and Baltimore look to be the jackpot with 24″ to 30″ of snow… Crippling ICE storm looks likely for the central Carolinas and southeastern Virginia…
SouthernGent on December 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Maybe we can hope they will all retreat from DC or at least all get snowed in so they cannot make it to any votes.

bluemarlin on December 16, 2010 at 9:22 PM

The question now: To make it up to Reid, did they promise to vote yes on another piece of legislation still to come in the lame duck? Like, say, the DREAM Act?

Why do they have to make anything up to Reid? They have a hell of a lot to make up to us the American people for all the garbage passed this year which I hope gets quickly repealed.

CCRWM on December 16, 2010 at 9:22 PM

nice work, Jimmy D. **cracks another Guinness**

ted c on December 16, 2010 at 9:19 PM

*clink*

Saltysam on December 16, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Rebar on December 16, 2010 at 9:15 PM

I saw your post about fewer enlistees. Is that it? Because the same could be said about racially integrating the armed forces after WWII. If gays can do the job, let them. Else, let’s make Mel Gibson chair of the RNC.

AshleyTKing on December 16, 2010 at 9:23 PM

From Accuweather…weekend storm…

DC and Baltimore look to be the jackpot with 24″ to 30″ of snow… Crippling ICE storm looks likely for the central Carolinas and southeastern Virginia…

SouthernGent on December 16, 2010 at 9:18 PM

God, help us!

Saltysam on December 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM

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