The Politico story quoted extensively below is a gem, on several levels.
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By way of background, Senate Democrats are hopping mad because Republicans have complicated their game plan to stage a series of quixotic, poll-tested, pre-election show votes. The GOP’s specific sin? Agreeing to proceed to a debate on the first proposed measure — which just happens to be a Constitutional Amendment imposing unprecedented new federal limits on political speech:
Several Senate Republicans joined Democrats on Monday to advance a constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states greater power to regulate campaign finance. But the bipartisanship ends there. Many of the Republicans only voted for the bill to foul up Democrats’ pre-election messaging schedule, freezing precious Senate floor time for a measure that ultimately has no chance of securing the two-thirds support necessary in both the House and Senate to amend the Constitution.