Good morning, Senators Collins, Snowe, and Specter.
Jim Geraghty is quite blunt about the consequences of Sen. Kennedy’s being absent for today’s vote, and Sen. Gregg’s return to the Senate: “Guess what, Sens. Snowe, Specter, and Collins? You are providing the decisive votes.” And Senator Reid is worried about this. He’s trying to scare up another GOP Senator to give cover to these three – something that even his own people are | Read More »
Reid to Proceed With 60 Votes?
CNN’s Political Ticker reports that with Ted Kennedy apparently unavailable for a Senate vote tomorrow, Harry Reid is trying to line up one more Republican to vote for the Democrat spending bill. The concern is that without Kennedy, the bill has only the minimum number of votes required to pass: 60. And the three GOP supporters had made clear that their support was conditional on | Read More »
‘Stimulus” Has $8 Billion for Harry Reid’s Re-Election Campaign
How much can you hide in a 1,434 page conference report? Quite a lot. According to Bloomberg, Congressional leaders managed to squeeze in a tax break of ‘up to $10 billion’ that General Motors has been looking for: GM won a provision that will erase a tax liability of up to $10 billion that would have resulted from restructuring efforts, said Senator Debbie Stabenow, a | Read More »
Blue On Blue Warfare
Is this how the next, great, governing majority in America acts? Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C) has further ingratiated himself with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — not — by declaring that Pelosi and Harry Reid “failed” the bipartisanship test on stimulus. “In order for us to get the confidence of America, it has to be done in a bipartisan way,” Shuler said in Raleigh following an | Read More »
BOHICA – Bend over, here it comes again. As everyone knows, the Senate worked late last night to line up a "deal" on the Porkulus bill between three Republicans (Collins and Snowe of Maine, and Specter of Pennsylvania) and representatives of the remaining 56 Democrats and 2 Independents (Lieberman of Connecticut and Sanders of Vermont). Based on what I saw, the other 38 Republicans don’t | Read More »
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, Carl Levin
, Harry Reid
, henry paulson
, Nancy Pelosi
, Paul Kanjorski
, Tim Geithner
Now we know why Democrats don’t pay their taxes.
They’re voluntary, according to Harry Reid. I would’ve titled it Fred Fred Fred Fred Fred Fred Fred Fred Fred Fred, but that was already taken.
Who’s In Charge Here?
In the debate over the ‘stimulus,’ Barack Obama’s biggest problem is that he has not wanted to take the lead on the legislation. For weeks Congressional Democrats complained that his reluctance to set out his recommended legislation was slowing the process. When all was said and done, he never did reveal ‘his’ bill; he simply communicated his priorities to Congress and let them carry the | Read More »
You think you have the votes, Reid? Fine.
Then just go ahead and pass that debt bill of yours, over our objection. RIGHT NOW.
The Other Political Battle
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) is one of the 11 Democrats in the House to vote with every Republican against H.R. 1, the Multi-Generational Theft “Stimulus” American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Cooper and about 50+ other Blue Dog Democrats signed a letter critical of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) methods of ramming this bill through. He went so far as to admit on the radio Sunday: …the | Read More »
Harry still thinking like a loser on his debt bill.
Or maybe he doesn’t want to win this one. Would you, in his shoes? Via AoSHQ: Reid to GOP: It’s your fault if stimulus stalls As the $820 billion stimulus package heads to the upper chamber, Senate Democratic leaders are launching a pre-emptive strike. In a Thursday afternoon news conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Senate Republicans not to line up against the bill, | Read More »
Democratic Boondoggle Seeks To Lock in Leviathan
Let’s just be honest about the monstrosity labeled the stimulus package: It will not stimulate the economy in any where near the fashion the Democrats claim it will (if it manages to do so at all). It is not even really designed to do so. It is instead an attempt to grow the size and reach of government and cement it there for generations. The | Read More »
Ready….. Set ….. Go ! …… $600 Million “to prepare our country for Universal Healthcare” in The 2009 Stimulus Package. Wheeeeeee !
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when all The Democrats do is deceive. I put this up as a limited-in-length comment on two diaries, but now it’s time for us to give birth to another seed for revolution. The meat and potatoes first, then a bit of serious but possibly highly snarkified commentary……… From The National Conference Of State Legislators… This is the first | Read More »
Franken Tells Minnesota Court to Butt Out; Let Harry Reid Decide Who Won
Today Al Franken sought to eliminate the role of the Minnesota courts in deciding whether he won the state’s Senate election, and instead let Harry Reid decide: Democratic candidate Al Franken made a bid Wednesday to short-circuit the court case that’s intended to give Minnesota a winner in its closely contested Senate race. Attorneys for Franken argued that a state court should dismiss the lawsuit | Read More »
Rove Offers Advice Obama Should Take
Karl Rove sees warning signs for Obama in his dealings with Congress: More significantly, Team Obama is stumbling on its biggest priority — an economic stimulus package. One stutter step came when Mr. Obama said he looked forward to signing a stimulus bill on Jan. 20 and then failed to lay out a proposal by mid-December so Congress could chew it over. That led House | Read More »
This Is Fun
This is fun, fun, fun: Democrats angry over the botched handling of the Roland Burris imbroglio are putting the blame on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin and President-elect Barack Obama — even as new legal developments in Illinois throw the issue back to the Senate again. Democratic sources say that Reid and Durbin underestimated the storm that would be caused | Read More »