Of Course It Will, That’s Why They Keep Filibustering

End of Filibuster Could Boost Obamacare.

Nice article that covers some of the improvements that are possible now that the Dems have called out the GOP for their obstruction.

One can gauge the sincerity of the GOP complaints about this by the number of them that have pledged to re-instate the rule if they ever gain the majority…which is zero.

Joke I Made Yesterday Gets Literal

Obama to GOP: We won’t take no for an answer http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2011/10/obama-to-gop-we-wont-take-no-for-an-answer/1

Alexandra Franceschi,a spokesman for the Republican Party, said that, while the national unemployment rate is 9.1%, the jobless rate for Hispanics is 11.3%; the GOP spokesman blamed Obama’s “failed economic policies.” “President Obama seems determined to pander to Hispanics, while ignoring the need to put Americans back to work,” he said.

You really can’t make this up.  All you need to do to make Republicans sound like totally disingenuous douchebags is accurately report both what they do and what they say.

That link is here.

Republicans block jobs bill, demand Obama do somethig about jobs

NationalJournal.com – Obama Jobs Bill Dies in Senate – Tuesday, October 11, 2011 http://mobile.nationaljournal.com/congress/obama-jobs-bill-dies-in-senate-20111011

Republican opposition had assured defeat of the jobs bill for some time but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has worked for weeks to try to unify Democrats in support of cloture on the package. Democrats hoped their relative unity would highlight GOP opposition to a measure that polls well. After inserting a provision to pay for the bill by raising income tax rates by 5.6 percent on people who earn more than a $1 million a year, Democrats accused the GOP of blocking the legislation both to deny Obama a victory and to protect millionaires at the expense of the rest of the country. “Folks should ask their senators, why would you consider voting against putting teachers and police officers back to work?” President Obama said in a speech Tuesday in Pittsburgh. “Ask them what’s wrong with having folks who have made millions or billions of dollars to pay a little more.”

Update:

The $447 billion plan died on a 50-49 tally that garnered a majority of the 100-member Senate but fell well short of the 60 votes needed to keep the bill alive.

Republican filibustered it. You remember Bush’s original tax cuts that started this mess? They passed with the same vote count (it was 50-50 with Cheney being the final straw), except Democrats aren’t total assholes that put party politics above the Constitution.