That will buy Reid time for further negotiations with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to see if they can reach a bipartisan agreement, aides said Wednesday.That would be the same Mitch McConnell who screwed Reid over in fiscal
Does Reid remember what he said just eight short months ago?
“If there were ever a time when Tom Udall and Jeff Merkley were prophetic, it’s tonight,” Reid said on the floor. “These two young, fine senators said it was time to change the rules of the Senate, and we didn’t. They were right. The rest of us were wrong—or most of us, anyway. What a shame.”That hasn't changed. If anything, the last several months of Republican obstruction and McConnell's actions on the fiscal cliff reinforce that. Bipartisan agreements with McConnell are less than worthless; they're destructive.
If this reform is delayed two weeks, Reid should use the time to convince all of the members of his caucus to support real reform. He shouldn't be wasting his time on McConnell.
Tell Sen. Reid that real filibuster reform has to happen. Call him at 202-224-3542.