Senate conservatives give new meaning to the term ‘Delayer’

Yes, forcing 30 hours of debate on the motion to proceed wasn’t enough for them. Now they have refused a “unanimous consent” request to waive the reading of the Boxer substitute to the Lieberman-Warner bill.

This means if you tune in to C-SPAN2 right now (it is 2:30 pm and the reading has gone on for almost an hour I think, and probably has at least another hour to go), you will hear the entire 400 page bill being read aloud.

I suppose that isn’t quite as bad as listening to the umpteenth repetition of the conservative talking points that “this bill will raise gasoline prices and that will hurt my low income constituents so much that I might actually feel bad for blocking every conceivable bill that could help low income people during my entire career.”

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