Where's The Tea Party?
So the cloture vote on the tax cut package failed, with only eight Senators voting for a filibuster. It's interesting that the Teabagging King Jim DeMint, the anti-deficit crusader, didn't vote to filibuster. These Tea Partiers are extremely principled.
But then, the Republicans have successfully decoupled the deficit from taxes, , which means they can always vote for tax cuts and spending cuts while screaming about debt and profligacy. And the Villagers will let them get away with it either because they are idiots or they agree with them.