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Feb. 4 2010 - 12:13 pm | 90 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Scott Brown’s 41st vote already giving Reid fits

harry-reidScott Brown (R, that’s right R – Mass.) will be sworn in today at 5:00 p.m. EST as the newest member of the Senate, thereby officially loosening the death-grip the Democrat Party has on our country. And while 41 votes in the Senate only loosens the grip slightly (it will be fully released in November), it is, nevertheless, already paying dividends.

Remember that Porkulus IV Jobs bill the Dems need to pass to show how serious they are about the economy they have neglected for a year? Yeah, well, last month Harry Reid wouldn’t have needed any Republican support to pass it. Today, he’s gonna need to play nice if he wants his slush money.

Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) said that as of Thursday morning no Republican had signed on as a supporter.

“You need two to tango and you need Republicans for bipartisanship,” said Durbin. “We don’t have bipartisanship at this moment, I hope we’ll have it in a matter of minutes, hours, days.”

To vote Monday to proceed to the jobs bill, Reid would have to file a motion to cut off a Republican filibuster on Friday or Saturday. That gives Democrats a day or two to find a GOP partner.

Senator-Elect Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is scheduled to take the oath of office at 5:00 pm Thursday, giving Republicans control of 41 seats and power to block Democratic legislation.
Reid said he hoped to strike a bipartisan deal by the end of the week.

Thank you Massachusetts.


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