Republicans Raise the Bar

Truly, I stand in awe at how Senate Republicans manage to up the ante in a way that defies all logic. Not content in blocking attempts from Democrats to push through health care reform, the Repubs have come up with a novel approach to stall thie bill: Block their own amendments.
At the opening of Monday's hearing, Sen. Dodd asked Sen. Enzi (R-WY), the ranking Republican on the committee, if he would agree to accept by unanimous consent a total of 64 Republican amendments. After a whisper from an aide, Enzi, a little perplexed and not a little embarrassed, refused to allow the 64 Republican amendments to be accepted, lowering his voice to mumble, "I think some of our members want votes on some of those." Dodd's visible exasperation and disbelief is priceless.

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[H/T to C&L]

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