Originally Posted by TMNT
<Shaking my head>
You still don't get it.
Of course a lot of democrats voted for the CR as did republicans. The notion that more democrats voted for it than republicans actually hurts your point. IF the democrats and/or republicans didn't vote for the CR than guess what happens next? That means NO MONEY would be appropriated aka completely defunded.
By voting for the CR they kept the status quo vs a much scarier thought of completely defunding the Dept of State. It's one or the other.
Do you get it now?
You are lost in your own sauce. The issue at hand wasn't the passing of the CR, which affects the entire U.S government, not just the State Dept
. but Obama's request to increase funding for State as part of the budget proposal. That is what was being debated and DEMS, higher than REPUBS agreed to NOT include such an increase and affirm the CR at current funding levels.
But I get it -In your eyes the DEMS who voted no are supposed "principled" and the Repubs who voted no are just crazy right-wingers who wanted to defund the gov't. LOL
Schooling liberals in civics is becoming passe. You want more facts thrown your way??