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Angry McCain looks just like pugilistic otter

Railing against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, shooting down an immigration bill he once sponsored, pushing his own changes to START – the tougher John McCain who emerged in the primaries may be here to stay.
When Sen. John McCain took the floor before the groundbreaking vote to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, he furiously told the Senate, “Today is a very sad day,” and announced, “There will be high-fives over all the liberal bastions of America,” from “the elite schools that bar military recruiters from campus” to “the salons of Georgetown.”

via John McCain’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, DREAM Votes and His Lasting Anger – The Daily Beast

C&T:  Oh my.  John McCain’s PISSED.  Who gives a rat’s ass?  Anyone?  Bueller?  No one?  High Five!

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For several days now, Senate Republicans have ridiculed their Democratic counterparts for prioritizing campaign finance legislation over a bill that would benefit small businesses, arguing that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was putting electoral advantages over jobs for everyday people.

On Tuesday, the DISCLOSE Act failed to get the needed votes for cloture, in the process providing the Senate the time needed to move on to other business.  But when leadership brought a revised version of the small business bill to the floor on Thursday morning, they were met with united Republican opposition. Despite complaining about the delay in consideration, Republicans filibustered the measure by a vote of 58 (in favor of cloture) to 42 (against).

via GOP Filibusters Small Business Bill After Criticizing Dems For Delay

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