"Late last night, Harry Reid's plan to get the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year went up in flames, burning months and months of work by Senate appropriators and their staffs. To avert a government shutdown, Reid agreed to work out a federal funding plan with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell..."
Remind you of any other Democratic behavior lately? Harry Reid collapsed just like Obama did over the tax cuts for the rich, and here, at the end of the two years when the Democrats could have done virtually anything that these weak leaders wanted to, we are left with virtually nothing. The people that WE worked for and paid for have now openly determined that it is a lot easier to just give in and collaborate with a party that is looting the country, rather than stand up for what they know is in everyone's best interest.
And don't tell me about the sixty vote thing. Funny, that never stops Republicans from doing whatever they want, when they are in control. We deserved so much more from these people, and to tell you the truth, I'm not sure that they can count on my vote in 2012. I've never felt this way before, but I don't believe I can bring myself to vote any more for people that would rather work with McConnell and Boehner than us.
"The "continuing resolution" will likely pass the Senate in a blink, the lights will stay on, and then they can move on to other priorities: The DREAM Act, Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal, and START."
Based on the current Washington dynamics, I predict that the Republicans will find a way to run out the clock on all three of these things, thus defeating them without even casting votes against them.
And let us not forget, however politically incorrect it is to say this, that even if the DREAM act and DADT pass, the Democrats will have abandoned their primary responsibility in government- to establish a sound financial basis for the operation of the government and the allocation of its resources- to win on two bills which affect a minuscule minority of the American people.