Here’s a clip from the HuffPo article:
Durbin called on Coburn to explain the seemingly malevolent call to prayer:
And Politico commented on making the ill Senator Byrd be wheeled in at 1:00 AM:
That followed a 1 a.m. vote Friday morning — and another round of nastiness. At least three Republicans had signaled their intention to vote to end debate on the Pentagon budget, but GOP leaders pressured them to withhold support as a way to gain leverage over the health care legislation.
That decision forced the 92-year-old Byrd to leave his Virginia home and travel to the Capitol to cast the decisive vote. Once he’d done so, the three GOP senators voted to advance the measure — including Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), who was greeted by catcalls on the floor when she voted “aye” after Byrd had been wheeled in to vote.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the third-longest-serving senator, called the GOP leadership’s move “inconceivable” and said the incident wouldn’t have happened in the past.
Here we are… the Government Of the People, By the People and For the People… and it is slowly vanishing from the Earth.