Alcohol added to the mix doesn't hurt either!
The Senate republicans, including our own Ron Johnson, threatened to filibuster the gun bill and not even allow it to be debated! The threat of filibuster, turned out to be an empty threat, as the gun bill passed the cloture motion and will now go before the full senate for debate.
Illinois republican Senator Mark Kirk explained to us how the party of family values and defenders of the Christian Right were persuaded to not filibuster the bill and allow it to come to the floor.
Sen. Mark Kirk says the real force behind the gun deal that was hatched by bipartisan work was booze and boat retreats.
“You guys really ought to go out to National Harbor and see the Black Tie, which has been much of the reason for much of the bipartisan cooperation around here,” he said, as quoted in Roll Call.
Frequent visitors to the luxury vessel: Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Mr. Kirk said.
“Sometimes alcoholic beverages might be served and ties might … get loosened,” he said, in Roll Call.
Nothing like Bikinis and Booze to get the defenders of America to put their beliefs on hold!
Here is a list of the Republicans who voted against the filibuster!