Thursday, December 16, 2010

Omnibus Spending Bill - #2481 - VIDEO: VICTORY: Reid Pulls Earmark - Packed Omnibus Spending Bill - Hot Air

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.   Read more.........   To watch the video of what happened on the Senate floor about 8:45 pm tonight.........

Thanks to all the Republican Senators who made this happen, especially Jim DeMint.

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