Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Dear Liberals, Call Off the Bomb Threats: Bunning Agrees to Deal

I guess Senator Jim Bunning grew tired of having his life threatened by the Forces of Tolerance and decided to accept a deal tonight.
Under increasing pressure from Democrats and members of his own party, Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) Tuesday night abandoned his one-man filibuster of a one-month extension to unemployment benefits and other programs.

In the end Bunning agreed to a deal allowing him one vote on an amendment to pay for the bill’s $10 billion cost. That proposal was offered by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last Thursday at the start of his filibuster, but Bunning rejected it because he feared his amendment would not pass.

Reid has also agreed to give Bunning two votes on amendments to a larger, one-year extension bill that is currently under consideration in the Senate.
I hadn't see the left so giddy since the government shutdown back in the mid-1990s. They have so much fun feigning concern for the people they've put on the unemployment lines that I figured they'd milk this for weeks.

As to who might be calling in the bomb threats, let's just say this: If I had the journalistic ethics of say, a Frank Rich, I'd probably come right out and accuse the hip new Beanbaggers from the left. I'm not saying they might do that, but judging by some of their rhetoric, you could see how someone could think that. But I won't go there.

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