Here we go again:
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) has voted no on the cloture motion to start debate on Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform bill — meaning the motion will likely fail, 58 to 42, short of the 60 votes needed. Republicans will tout this as an extraordinary victory demonstrating bipartisan opposition to moving forward on financial regulation until the bill is tried, tested and sorted. But my guess is that Nelson knew the motion would not pass, having failed to garner Sen. Olympia Snowe’s (R-Maine) vote earlier today, and decided not to vote for it at that point.
I don’t have the energy to be appropriately pissed off. Think I’m going to have some dinner and then play a game.
If the Democrats can’t figure out a way to make the GOP pay for blocking financial reform, we should just give up hope now.
And do we need to make a tag just for that asshole Ben Nelson?