Numbers don't lie.
There are one hundred Senators. Fifty-one Democrats, two Independents that caucus with Democrats and Forty-seven Republican Senators.
Republican Tom Coburn did not vote on S6351 or the America Jobs Act. Therefore, in reality there were only 46 Republicans to vote on the president’s job bill last evening. At the very least, the president’s bill should have passed the Senate by a vote of 53-46 in a straight-line Party vote. This may come as a surprise but Democrats control the Senate. In spite of this, the media reported that the bill failed by a 49-50 vote. They are also reporting that Democrat Senate leader Harry Reid change his yea to a nay vote which resulted in a final tally of 48-51.
That’s the math. In addition, and this is so wrong, headlines are reporting, “Republicans Block Jobs Bill” So what’s wrong with that picture? In light of the fact that Obamacare was force through both the House and the Senate without a single Republican vote. Of course, Democrats lost the House because of their Obamacare vote; they still have the majority in the Senate. (see story)
At the time of Obamacare Democrats controlled the Senate Fifty-six with two Independents who caucused with Democrats. There were only Forty-two Republicans therefore; Republicans did not have the numbers to stop Obamacare from passing the Senate. Democrats still benefit from a 53 to 47 advantage.
Numerically as with Obamacare Republicans didn’t have the numbers to stop Soetoro’s Jobs bill. Therefore, the president couldn’t get his own Party to back this bill despite the headlines. Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana -- both up for re-election next year voted against the president’s jobs bill. In addition, when Senate minority leader, Harry Reid realized that the bill failed he change his yea vote to a nay vote.
The truth is three Democrats voted against their Party, their president and his jobs bill. Truthful headlines would report the fact that Democrats could not keep their caucus or Democrats betrayed the president or Democrats blocked the president’s bill.
You won’t see the just mentioned information in headlines, all you’ll see are the lies that Republicans blocked the president’s jobs bill. However, the numbers say something different. Only 46 Republican Senators could not stop the Democrat controlled Senate from passing this or any bill, Democrats stop this jobs bill.
The Progressive Liberal media think you stupid so they’ll be reporting, “REPUBLICANS BLOCK PRESIDENT’S JOBS BILL”
It’s all a part of the plan that the media is complicit in, to re-elect an unqualified partisan ideologue for a second term.