Originally Posted by rivergator
Tegator: Boehner's claim that I believe we are discussing is this:
Again, the reason it wasn't voted on was because the Republicans filibustered it, which required it to have 60 votes.It only had 52. The three more Democratic votes wouldn't have made a difference.
But my point is that the plan wasn't a plan, it was a political move to "prove" that they weren't sitting on their asses while the country goes into sequester. The Pub's bill was exactly the same game. But once again, there was not bill that was brought to a serious vote that was endorsed by the President.
Remember the theme of this thread: there is a game being played in Washington and as a result, there is a sequester in play and both sides are in the blame mode. That is the system we have. What transpired on Sunday morning was that a supposed journalist clearly and with malice chose a side. THAT is the definition of a propaganda pusher. You want to give him a mulligan, that is your choice.