Hey Republicans, Go Filibuster Yourselves! (Updated)

It looks like the Senate may end up passing a stimulus bill that’s smaller (spending-wise), larger (tax-cut-wise), and far less likely to work than the bill passed in the House.

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of Senate Democrats letting Republicans blackmail them with the mere threat of a filibuster. Here’s a thought: Instead of caving in to GOP demands, how about telling them to go filibuster themselves?

Find out if they’re bluffing. Make them work for all those concessions. Let the American public see GOP venality and obstructionism in action!

And that brings me to my latest verse:

Hey Republicans, Go Filibuster Yourselves!
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear Republicans, stop all your bluster—
Your obstructionist taunt: “Filibuster!”
Just go through with your threat.
Dems, please make these guys sweat,
And we’ll see what support they can muster.

I am betting they don’t have the numbers,
That they’re bluffing. (Dems let them — the bumblers.)
But majority rules
When they don’t act like fools.
Dems, we need a good bill. Don’t be fumblers!

(Updated first paragraph for clarity.)

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5 Responses to “Hey Republicans, Go Filibuster Yourselves! (Updated)”

  1. Bartleby says:

    I have been thinking this FOREVER! What would be the American public’s reaction to seeing night after night of Republicans reading cake recipes on the floor of the US Senate while the country burns….. I can’t even begin to imagine the thinking of the Dems not forcing them to do this. The R’s are standing up for principles that only about 30% or less of Americans care about. But the other 40% in the middle don’t exactly understand what’s going on. They just think both parties suck. Dems need to make it obvious who is on who’s side! God this is so easy, and yet… people like Harry Reid don’t see it. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

  2. melvin polatnick says:

    I will be happy after the stimulus bill is passed to get a thousand dollar check plus a raise in food stamps. In third world countries the politicians keep it all for themselves and insiders. Never bite the hand that feeds you. Give thanks to American politicians that leave a few bucks for the common folks.

  3. po says:

    Exactly. This should have been the policy for the past 2 years. It certainly should be the policy now. Especially for things that are needed. Just file it under the politics of the past are over — filibuster or get out of the way.

  4. S. Bartels says:

    obstructionist republicans filibuster 24/7 in real time ONLY
    this means you Harry Reid

  5. Mark Cartwright says:

    Melvin, look for the $1,000 ck. It won’t be arriving though. It’s coming in the form of a tax cut spread-out over a year. Singles will see less than $10/wk. tax cuts. Oh, if you’re unemployed, get a job real soon so you can get the cut. I’m always thankful for the crumbs our elected political whores toss us. Thank God we’ve got Rush Limbaugh & National Healthcare!