Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Popcorn Time! Democrats at war with each other over healthcare

Break out the Orville Redenbacher folks. Politico is reporting today about some serious infighting between the Democrats.  It appears that there is some serious blame game going on as to who is responsible for the death of ObamaCare. Reid and Pelosi are pointing their fingers at the White House, House Democrats blame Senate Democrats and vice versa.

A sample of the nastiness:
The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi and her allies believe Obama’s reluctance to stake his political capital on health care reform in mid-2009 contributed to the near collapse of negotiations now.
But sources say there are also signs of strain between Reid and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, and relations between Democrats in the House and Democrats in the Senate are hovering between thinly veiled disdain and outright hostility.
In a display of contempt unfathomable in the feel-good days after Obama’s Inauguration, freshman Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) stood up at a meeting with Pelosi last week to declare: “Reid is done; he’s going to lose” in November, according to three people who were in the room.
Titus denied Tuesday evening that she had singled out Reid, but she acknowledged that she said Democrats would be “f—-ed” if they failed to heed the lessons of Massachusetts, where Republican Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat last week.
A little House and Senate action: 
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), a Pelosi ally, took his shots at the Senate on Fox radio Tuesday, describing the Senate as the “House of Lords” and accusing senators of failing to “understand that those of us that go out there every two years stay in touch with the American people.”
On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters the legislative process in the Senate is “broken” — prompting Reid to later quip: “I could give you a few comments on how I feel about the House.” 
This infighting will continue as Democrats come to grips that they are unable to pass ObamaCare after damaging their party brand and expending so much political capital for nothing. Read the rest of the story and don't forget the popcorn.


Supergranny said...

I can smell the popcorn popping....add extra the show...

Quite Rightly said...

Heh, heh, heh.

Great post.

And to think: The House has "stayed in touch" with the American people.

And to watch the town hall meetings, I thought they wouldn't touch us with a ten-foot pole.

myletterstoemily said...

things are getting very interesting...

i'll be back!!!

Bastiat Fan said...

Can I get some Red Vines in addition to the popcorn? This looks like it's going to be a LONG movie... lol

Just a conservative girl said...

Nice mouth on that lady huh?

Janelle said...

Thanks to all the bloggers, tea party folks, Fox news and all the rest of this country who are banding together. Long haul ahead. Well, Dina, staying in touch with your constituents is your job.

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