The Senate is expected to pass Obama/Reid/Pelosicare at 8 a.m. tomorrow instead of much later in the day as was expected:
The 60 members of the Democratic caucus have united twice on procedural votes, meaning passage is all but assured Thursday.
Under Senate rules, the GOP could have insisted that the vote not occur until 7 p.m. but Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took to the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon to announce an agreement that allows senators to depart Washington sooner to begin the Christmas holiday.
This might appear to be a Republican “cave-in” and anger knee-jerk GOPers, but I think Allah at Hot Air understands McConnell’s thinking:
Actually, the early vote will achieve something the late vote couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t: A full day of media devoted to a bill the public hates and which both left and right agree is garbage. Good luck getting people to watch the news after dark on Christmas Eve; now, thanks to the new arrangement, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have almost 12 extra hours to stew about it before the holiday draws them away. McConnell knows what heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s doing here.
It’s going to pass anyway, so why not make them at least do it in broad daylight?
The fact that one of the largest heists in American history is taking place earlier than normal just so the Senate can get home in time for Christmas is what’s truly nauseating. But Democrats know that with every hour that passes, public support for this uberturd continues to go down the toilet, right along with the approval ratings for Congress and the president.
So enjoy your Christmas present from Congress, America. Uh, you’ll be billed later — and then some. Actually, you’ll be billed years before you even get the present.