With troops in the field in Afghanistan and Iraq, Senate Republicans almost unanimously voted to filibuster the Defense Appropriations bill, merely as a procedural maneuver to block a vote on health care. The Republican vote would indeed have been unanimous had Russ Feingold, who opposes the wars, not agreed to vote for cloture in spite of that fact. Once it got to be clear that Reid had 60 votes to move the bill, three Republicans decided to cast meaningless votes for cloture. The other thirty-seven Republicans decided to be more honest about their utterly corrupt cynicism.
They should hear about this at election time.