Oops, did I say that out loud?
Sen. Orrin Hatch, the queen of filibuster abuse, is threatening "war" against Dems if they choose to use "reconciliation" to bypass republican's obstructionism (via Greg Sargent):
GOP Senator Orrin Hatch is now warning that if Dems pass health care reform via reconciliation it will lead to permanent “war” between the two parties — even though he voted for more than a half dozen GOP bills passed through the process known as…reconciliation.All that is quite ironic considering how often Hatch voted for major legislation using "reconciliation," as Greg shows:
Sen. Orrin Hatch declared war on Dems long ago by routinely abusing the 60 vote threshold -- technical a filibuster but without all the hard work of actually filibustering, and now he's threatening Dem who have had enough and are going to use the perfectly legitimate process of reconciliation to bypass his obstructionism?
The College Cost Reduction Act of 2007, which passed through reconciliation;
The Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, which passed through reconciliation;
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which passed through reconciliation;
The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, which passed through reconciliation;
The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, which passed through reconciliation;
The Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Reconciliation Act of 2000, which passed through reconciliation; and
The Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999, which passed through reconciliation.
Go fuck yourself you lying, hypocritical piece of shit.