Well, once one got past Whitney Houston and the Romney wins on Saturday, the big news of the Sunday talk shows was a reported and repeated gaffe by White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, when he falsely claimed that sixty votes are required for the Senate to pass a budget. Sufficiently egregious was the error that even theWashington Post called him on it, issuing him four not-so-coveted Pinocchios:
Lew is completely wrong when he claims that 60 votes are needed to “pass a budget in the Senate.” As he well knows, a budget resolution is one of the few things that are not subject to a filibuster. In fact, that is one reason why a bill based on reconciliation instructions cannot be filibustered.
As they note, a two-time budget director should know better. And it’s pretty pathetic spin against the fact that the last time the (Democrat-majority) Senate passed a budget, no one outside of Apple had ever heard of an iPad. There are precocious children in pre-school who have never lived in an America in which the Senate has passed a budget.