Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Jersey Special Election Results. Also: Debt Ceiling Raised - Disaster Averted

By Kathleen

By the time this post is published polls will have closed in the New Jersey Special Election. I'm obviously hoping that Cory Booker will defeat Sarah Palin backed Steve Lonegan because that could hopefully mean that Palin will crawl back into her hole and give us all a little respite from her shrill hatred. 

Already a disappointed Palin is drunk tweeting because an agreement has been reached by both parties in the Senate that the ceiling on the debt limit has been lifted and the shutdown will not continue. John Boehner, Speaker for the House of Representatives, has also confirmed that Republicans will not block the Senate agreement which will be voted on in the House later on this evening. The USA has been pulled back from the brink and Palin, Cruz and co. will be denied further thrills for a few months.

Comment by reader Pallotine:

"Here are the 18 senators, all Republicans, who voted against the final deal to end the shutdown and avert a debt default.
Republican Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Cornyn (Texas), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Dean Heller (Nev.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.), Pat Roberts (Kansas), Jim Risch (Idaho), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), David Vitter (La.)"

Politico are publishing the results of the New Jersey election live: 

Good luck Mr Booker!

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