Originally Posted by Vampist
Originally Posted by 01001010
Don't you just love how the libs had to sneak this in the middle of the night to get to vote through?
I'm just so sick of those little political snides he makes in almost every political thread. They add absolutely nothing to the discussion.
Has added to the discussion of this topic, in a GOOD way and is not just you bickering about another member of this forum?
not really, it perfectly reasonable for governments to sit at all times of day.
Also, regardless of what time of day or night a vote is held it's still going to be voted for by the same people
the point being, it doesn't matter what time of day of night the vote is.
it's not being "snuck" past anyone.
it's still being voted for by the same people.
and unless the republican senators are somehow liberal by night (and that conjurers up horrible images), then the outcome of the vote will be exactly the same.
it's not adding to the discussion in a good way, it's a political snide,
of course, I don't question the right to say it, I just have to point out the facts associated with such a point.
for the reason that the vote was held at that time see here: (seems to be a pretty balanced view).
on the other hand, if you like that point of view that middle of the night votes are a cynical attempt to get things through government...
Damn liberal bastards passing bills in the middle of the night to help immigrants get into the country, (and not deported after their husband/wife dies after less than 2 years of marriage).
and what about those crafty republicans, doling out money to banks in late night rescue package votes?
or late night votes in republican terms that allowed Bush's administration to say that simulating the effects of drowning to make a person fear death so much that they will talk, isn't torture.
so that's 50/50 on contentious late night senate votes.
(and I got those from the first 100 google hits by searching "senate vote night").
(obviously 96% of those hits were for the most recent news of the healthcare package, as you would expect as that is the most current news story).
on another note.
Lets face it, what chance have the republicans got, I mean bush's less than primitive grasp of English was at least humorous. but this is someone hoping to pass themselves off as a serious political blogger trying to find fault with a [single line in a] speech when there just really isn't any.
really, with friends like that, who needs enemies.