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Republicans Make Obama a One Term President LIE & The House Budget

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Published on Sep 20, 2012

JOE SCARBOROUGH: "And Bob, you talk about this. And you see it time and time again in your book where Republicans give ideas, and every idea is rejected outright. I want to focus, though, on a quote. And I've got to admit, just by reading press reports; I didn't know the other side of the Mitch McConnell quote. And I think I, at least, owe him an apology here on the air because we've repeated it a thousand times where Mitch McConnell says, my one priority, my top priority is preventing a second Obama term. But you actually pull out what nobody in the media pulls out, and that's the rest of Mitch McConnell's statement. What is it?"

BOB WOODWARD: "And where McConnell says, 'I don't want Obama to fail, I want him to change.' And I agree with you. I think that that's significant. Now, there is a brazenness to the first part of the quote, and as you know, Mitch McConnell is --"

JOE SCARBOROUGH: "He's tough."

BOB WOODWARD: "He's a hard ass on these subjects, to say the least."

JOE SCARBOROUGH: "But McConnell went on to say -- and it's just never been reported -- McConnell went on to say, but if he changes, I want to work with him, and basically that's the attitude of if the guy will meet us halfway -- and I see John Heilemann rolling his eyes around the set, but time and time and time again, republicans offered suggestions, and time and time and time again, the first two years, the president rejected them outright."
Watch the full segment here http://nbcnews.to/V3QhFn

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CREC-200... Read Harry Reid's Quote on the Senate Procedure called "filling the amendment tree"

"Of course even a good bill can be improved. That is why we have an amendment process in the Senate. The junior Senator from Wisconsin has tried to offer a small number of relevant amendments that I believe would make this bill even better. I am disappointed
that he has been denied that opportunity by a procedural maneuver known as ''filling the amendment tree.'' This is a very bad practice. It runs against the basic nature of the Senate. The hallmark of the Senate is free speech and open debate. Rule XXII establishes a process for cutting off debate and amendments, but rule XXII should rarely be invoked before any
amendments have been offered. There is no reason to truncate Senate debate
on this important bill in this unusual fashion. I will vote against cloture to register my objection to this flawed process." According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), Majority Leader Reid has employed this tactic a record 59 times. He has used it to block minority input into legislation 50 percent more often than the past five Majority Leaders combined. The minority's only option under these circumstances is to oppose ending debate on legislation (known as "invoking cloture") in order to convince the majority to allow it to offer amendments to the legislation and thereby represent the interests of their constituents.

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