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 »
Is Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the Senate, Too?
Surely Democrats have not forgotten the debate over the stimulus, and the different experiences in the House and Senate. In the House, Democrats locked Republicans out and drafted a stimulus bill that got not a single vote from the other side – in fact, they lost some Democrats on the vote. In the Senate, Democrat leaders brought several Republicans into the room, bought off three | Read More »
Harry Reid Plays it Smart
Harry Reid has met with Senator Joe Lieberman to discuss Lieberman’s place in the Democratic conference. And instead of stripping him of his committee chairmanship, the two are expected to talk again: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declined to strip Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) of his Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairmanship Thursday afternoon, but after the two met behind closed doors, Lieberman’s | Read More »