Lonely Senator Jim Bunning from Kentucky stood against the tide for days and found little support from his own fellow Republicans. Both parties were united in spending deficit money without a recorded vote.
Remember Bunning wasn't blocking anything from passing, he simply refused to give his unanimous consent. Finally the party leaders caved and held a recorded vote, which they could have done in the first place. It's like shining a light on the cockroaches.
The leftwing media was predictable, blaming Bunning for filibustering or stopping it, which was not even possible. Then again, what can we expect from the dumbest people on Earth?
So finally the recorded vote was held. 18 spineless Republicans, who had apparently given their unanimous consent, crossed the isle and voted with Bunning. 18! Republicans who would have added $10 billion to the national debt to add that 99th week of unemployment benefits (only in specified states, mind you) in secret but not in public.
Hey Rush, tell me again how the Republican Party isn't the problem?