The Dem's have a majority right? So how is it that they can NOT override a filibuster by the freaking Repubs? From WaPo via TruthOut:
By a narrow margin, the Senate today failed again to block a Republican-led filibuster on an energy bill as GOP leaders made a stand against a $21.8 billion, 10-year tax package that would have extended incentives for wind and solar energy and reduced some tax breaks for oil companies.
Such horseshit indeed! The Dem's are the most unorganized bunch of dipshits I have ever seen. They can't find their arses with both hands half the friggin time.
Ah..the catch was the tax part of it. Seems the Rethugs support corporate welfare for those big Oil companies. From the WaPo piece:
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said he would introduce another version of the energy bill, without the tax package, perhaps as soon as today. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the revised bill would get wide bipartisan support.
So, they just cave in once again to the Rethugs..I am so sick of this shit I could scream my dear reader. I am losing my patience. I can not support a party that gets their dicks knocked in the dirt time after time again. God forbid the corporate welfare wagon come to the end of the line. Again from WaPo:
The 59-40 vote -- one vote short of the margin needed to end debate and clear the way for a vote on the measure -- came after warnings from the White House and Sen. Pete V. Domenici (N.M.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, that President Bush would veto the bill because of the tax component.
At least we can count on BushCo to stand with their cronies as usual..lovers of all things corporate welfare-ish. Oh, and the one vote short? Democrat, Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.), voted against ending the filibuster.