Looks like another win for our worthless President and the country:
With political pressure mounting, Senate Republicans relented on Wednesday and agreed to let Democrats open debate on legislation that would provide the most far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s financial regulatory system since the aftermath of the Great Depression.
The decision by Republicans to allow floor debate came after they voted three days in a row to block the bill, and it suggested that they saw political peril in being seen as impeding tougher rules for Wall Street. But Republicans still oppose many aspects of the bill and a rough floor fight lies ahead.
So they vote three times against debate, then the Democrats threaten to ruin the Kentucky Derby and make the Republicans actually work nights, and all of a sudden the GOP finds a compromise that looks a helluva lot like exactly what the Democrats wanted. Those of you with kids know this routine:
Mom: Go to bed!
Mom: I said go to bed!
Mom: I said go to bed right now!
Brat: Can’t make me!
Brat: Let’s make a deal. I’ll go to bed in two minutes.
I hope the Democrats learn something from this.