Washington (CNN) - Republicans ended their filibuster of Wall Street reforms Wednesday when the Senate agreed without a vote to begin debate on a financial regulations bill.
The Senate agreed by unanimous consent to launch debate on the bill after a similar motion failed three times in the previous 48 hours to win the necessary 60 votes for approval.
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How about that, the knucklehead Republicans are starting to get it. America voted for Change in 2008 and we're going to get change despite them. This is a good thing, they just realized that they only have 40 Senators and they don't control the House.
Who knows, maybe one of these days they might even stop trying to shield their brokers and banking buddies on Wall Street from legislation that will make them accountable for our money which they handle in these big firms.
Republicans understand their on the politically wrong side of this issue.
Their dilemma is how to kill or obstruct meaningful financial reform without leaving any fingerprints. Their next tactic will be endless talk, coupled with hundreds of amendments. That will be followed by another filibuster attempt on the actual question of passage.
They only ended the filibuster because imagration is a wors topic for Democrats. Checkmate!
McTurtle Face needs to get home for the KY derby this weekend. That's a lot of his big money donations. The elite of another poor coal state always go watch the derby.
Good, it's about time. I just hope there is meaningful debate by both sides. We do need strong finance reform.