Thursday, March 29, 2012

The president has finally brought us together

The president finally got strong bipartisan votes on something. However, since it was his budget, I doubt he will be praising the congress on finally being brought together. The republicans in the house introduced the president’s budget. It failed 414-0! Yes it was unanimous. Not a single democrat voted for it. Since even members of the Congressional Black Caucus voted against it, I guess no one can play the race card. This is reminiscent of the president’s budget failing in the senate last year by 97-0. So the president is on a roll.
At least the president is consistent but these votes are a stunning rebuke from his own party. It is amazing that democrats from safe districts could not bring themselves to vote for these budgets. On the other hand, 10 republicans joined all the democrats voting against the Ryan budget which passed the house 228-191. As I have pointed out before, this is a tone deaf budget that seems to forget that this is an election year. I am surprised that only 10 republicans ran away from it.

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