Monday, July 27, 2009

Democratic super-majority is "not enough" OR McConnell gets off a zinger

From the AP in the C-J...

Democratic and GOP officials acknowledged Sunday that Obama's ambitious plan would not pass without the aid of a doubtful GOP, whose members are almost united against the White House effort.

"Look, there are not the votes for Democrats to do this just on our side of the aisle," said Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., the chairman of the budget committee.

Sen. Conrad mis-spoke or is confused about his party's super-majority status!

Rep. Jim Cooper, a Tennessee Democrat and a member of the fiscally conservative "Blue Dogs," said he doubts the Democratic-controlled House could pass a proposal as it's drafted now.

OUCH! Glad to see the Blue Dogs step up on something!

Sensing a public uneasiness over the pace and price tag of the overhaul, Republicans said the longer the delay, the more the public understands the stakes of a policy that has vexed lawmakers for decades.

Yep. And then there's the little matter of the prospects of "overhaul". Thus, the rush to prejudice-- pre-judgment-- on the part of Obama and the left wing of the Democratic party.

"The only thing bipartisan about the measure so far is the opposition to it," said Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.



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