The runaway party has run away again. This comes from the Washington Times

House lawmakers stayed until 4:41 a.m. Saturday to finish up a spending bill to keep the government open, and sent it over to the Senate — only to be met with an empty chamber. Senators had closed up shop two days before and went home for a 10-day break to honor George Washington’s birthday.

“We will do our work, but where is the Senate? They’re on vacation,” said Rep. Denny Rehberg, a Montana Republican and member of the House Appropriations Committee who ran part of the floor debate over cutting spending for the new health care law. “Here we are knocking up against a March 4 deadline and they’re missing the deadline again.”

So Harry Reid closed up the shop.
Harry’s step one – close down the Senate so there can be no debate or vote on the budget.
Harry’s step two – will be to blame the lack of a budget agreement on Republicans.

This will be the first real test of the new Republican Party. Bill Clinton was successful in swinging public sentiment his way in 1995. This is where great communicators like Chris Christie or the new star, Allen West are needed. Let’s see how the GOP does this time.

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