Reid: One GOP Vote Makes Health Care ‘Bipartisan’ (or None)
‘Bipartisan’ has different meanings to different people. For example, the stimulus bill got just 3 2 Republican votes. Was that a bipartisan effort? According to Reid, one vote is enough to make a bill bipartisan. And based on his comments here at least, a bill can be bipartisan even when only Democrats vote for it: Remember, “bipartisan,” as we learned with the effort on the | Read More »
Blue Dog Ellsworth: Yeah, the Stimulus Was Partisan
Gee, there seem to be lots of Blue Dogs going home and telling their constituents: The stimulus was too partisan; Republicans got shut out of the process; and, The Blue Dogs are so influential that Congressional leaders can’t ignore them anymore. It begs the question: if the Blue Dogs are so influential, then why are they now apologizing and declaiming responsibility for how it turned | Read More »
Americans Trust Themselves on the Economy More Than Obama
Yes We Can! Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters trust their own judgment more than President Obama’s when it comes to the economic issues affecting the nation.
Democrat Congressman Boren: This Bill is Un-American; Obama is a Partisan
I couldn’t agree more: Blue Dog Democrat Boren, the lone Democrat [in the Oklahoma delegation - bf], was the first to pop off about President Obama. Boren said Obama “missed an opportunity” for the stimulus bill to be bipartisan. “It was a good thing for the president to meet with Republicans. The previous administration never met with Democratic members of Congress. “The problem is that | Read More »
Don’t Listen to the Polls, Nancy. You’re Doing a Heckuva Job.
I’ll let Rasmussen set it up: Democrats are still trusted more than Republicans to handle the economy by a 44% to 39% margin, but their advantage on the issue has been slipping steadily since November… In the first poll conducted after Barack Obama was elected president, the Democrats held a 15-point lead over the GOP on economic issues. In December, their lead dropped to 12 | Read More »
Obama: On Second Thought, I Won
Today Barack Obama announced a cap on salaries for executives of companies that receive bailouts, and he briefly addressed the ongoing debate over the Obama-Reid-Pelosi spending plan. Interestingly, the word ‘bipartisan’ never crossed his lips. Nor did he speak about a desire to bring both parties together on a consensus plan. Instead, he rejected criticism of the current spending bill, and retreated to a position | Read More »