For John, BLUF: When you don't support the Republicans, this is what you get. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Daily Caller and Reporter Thomas Phippen, 22 December 2017.
Here is the lede plus one:
The Senate approved a short-term spending plan to keep the government open Thursday but not without nearly a third of the chamber dissenting for various reasons.Sure, it was a freebie for our Senior Senator, Professor E Warren, and our Junior Senator, Mr Ed Markey. But still, while they saw it as a signal to the Republicans in the Senate about DACA and other issues, I see it as a signal to the rest of us, the working stiffs and those in need of a hand up from the Government. And this last minute passage can be trying for Government Employees. I remember, sometime in the late '70s, having someone from the Finance Office show up with a bag for me to fly from Eielson AFB down to some small strip near Clear Air Force Station (102 statute miles by car), so some, without Direct Deposit, could get their paychecks. That was cutting it close.
The funding bill, called a continuing resolution, keeps the government open through mid-January. The legislation needed at least 60 votes and passed by 66 votes, with 32 nays and two senators not voting. That’s double the 14 Democrats who dissented against the temporary spending bill two weeks ago.
And why is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer always so ANGRY? Not just cranky, but angry.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff