We're in the money ... oh wait, not really.The cloture vote, it has happened! It passed with 60 votes and those 60 votes included Former Teabagger Hero/New Ted Kennedy Scott Brown. And that means the Senate will vote “for reals” on the Financial Regulation legislation, today. Is Scott Brown turning out to be kind of awesome? Compared to alleged Democrats like Ben Nelson and Joe Lieberman and especially Russ Feingold (who joined 37 Republicans today in voting No), Scott Brown is looking like somebody who might regularly support middle-of-the-road Nobama stuff. And are Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins even legally Republicans, being from Communist Maine?

In just one hour, the Senate will pass the actual legislation, and now it just needs a simple majority so the Renegade Republicans can save face, if they want, and just not show up or whatever. Go get an ice cream.

But what does the Financial Regulation Legislation mean for you, the non-rich person reading Wonkette? Nothing, really. Sorry! [TPM/Washington Independent/The Nation]

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  1. I don’t know about you Layne, but I will reduce the quantity and frequency of my naked shorts and increase my holdings in short term debentures.

  2. [re=618070]x111e7thst[/re]: Your shorting your shorts. That could be music on Wall Street

    ♫ Who holds short, shorts, dah da da da da da dah, We hold short shorts… ♫

  3. Scott Brown reminds me about a story I just read regarding an obscure Woodstock style rock festival that happened in North Carolina 40 years ago this week. Apparently one of the bands ended their set by setting of smoke bombs all over the stage, and when the smoke cleared, they were just standing there naked.

  4. I’ve liked Scott Brown ever since he answered a Tea Party invitation with, “uhh, no, I’ve got that thing I’ve gotta do. But thanks for asking.”

  5. Hey, even Ben Nelson voted for this thing — but Scott Brown has truly turned into the Thomas a Becket of the teabaggers. I’m not ready to get all crushy on him or anything, but for a Republican, he’s alright.

  6. Scott Brown’s Facebook page is full of awesome right now. One guy is really mad, because he thinks we need an audit of the fed. Goddamnit Brown, why did you vote for a bill that calls for an audit of the fed when you know we need an audit of the fed?!?!? Also.

  7. He has betrayed the great and holy principles of the one true Free Market, by choosing to help prevent the banks from screwing over their customers and the nation for short-term gain, as is their right as our overlords.

  8. Man, them teabag folks are spazzing out like Science Officer Ash after Yaphet Kotto knocked his block off with that fire extinguisher.

  9. [re=618101]V572625694[/re]: Yes. That was indeed the deal Scott sold out for. Sold out the teabaggers for hedge fund managers. Is there irony there or what? Or is it really just emblematic of what the repukes are doing to the teabaggers. Selling them our across the board, or in board rooms or somewhere like that? I’ll answer my own question thank you. Yes the latter.

  10. Oy, this Feingold mensch always with the voting “no” from the left. Meschugga, or does his district really require this kinda chutzpah? What’s schvarzter president supposed to do to win this putz over?

  11. This bill sucks, but not passing it would constitute an epic fail and a general admission that the government wasn’t going to even try anymore. I mean, they’re still not trying, but at least they want to give the appearance of trying.

  12. So I couldn’t resist and I went to Scottie’s FB page to check out the comments and now I hate all human beings everywhere. Again. Seriously, I don’t know how those baggers can successfully take a dump, let alone speak and think in a coherent fashion.

  13. Wait a second….I just realized….those 3 Republicans (Snowe, Collins, and Brown) are all from the northeast! Hmmm….this means something…

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