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February 01, 2009

Some Senate Democrats Balking at Obama's "Stimulus" Bill?

Oh please let it be true.

Republicans appear to have the support of some Democrats, including North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad, head of the Budget Committee, and Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson.

"As it stands it would be very hard for me to vote for this package, because I don't think it is fully targeted, timely and temporary," Conrad said. "I think there is widespread dissatisfaction with the package that came over from the House."

My own cynical self says the Dems are weighing the impact of the Republican resistance, and Sunday (Superbowl Sunday, golly, I wonder why the goddamn thing had to ride over this particular weekend?) is a great time to try to slide this thing down our collective gullets.

Still, the solid Republican vote in the House with a dozen Dems made an impact. And the right tone is being set this Sunday prior to Monday. The argument is being cast now as "we're spending a bazillion dollars for what, ignoring root causes and oh by the way, we better fuckin hurry this shit along".

As has been noted previously, there's a huge shift in polling. That in and of itself is encouraging.

Sorta. Ok, not much but I need this.

UPDATE: McConnell is casting this as "it could die". Could it?


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posted by Dave In Texas at 04:59 PM

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