By an 81-18 margin, the Senate approved a stop-gap spending bill to keep government open until February 8th. The key to the vote was a deal to allow Senate debate on immigration reform and the DACA program.
Yes, the Democrats blinked first and agreed to turn the government’s lights back on with only a verbal commitment that they could try to hammer out a deal for Dreamers in the coming weeks.
A verbal commitment from Mitch McConnell? Seriously? The same Mitch McConnell who presided over a shutdown of the federal government for more than two weeks in October 2013 when Obama’s was President?
The same Mitch McConnell who said, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president”?
The same Mitch McConnell who said, “One of my proudest moments was when I told Obama, “You will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy’”?
A verbal commitment from the turtle-necked, hypocritical, despicable, obstructionist Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell? What? The Senate Democrats are nothing but a bunch of pussies.
And of course, Donald Trump is taking credit, tweeting, “I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses.”
It’s pretty clear that McConnell and the Republicans in Congress have grabbed the Democrats by their pussies.
And, like Trump, they are getting away with it.”