In the House, liberals are furious at their leaders for striking a deal with conservative Democrats that would weaken the proposal to create a government insurance program, a dream long cherished on the left.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I heard the news today that a “compromise” bill was making its way through one of the six-hundred-seventy House subcommittees, and I worried. Is $900 billion a number that Congress would expect us to swallow? Was the originial $1,000,000,000,000+ bill merely intended to shock and make way for a marginally less sickening little brother?
Then I saw this LA Times story. The Democrats have a problem: not all of them are lunatics. Without a lunatic supermajority, there’s a limit to how many trillions of unfunded spending you can ram through Congress unread and unchallenged. The “Blue Dogs,” those arrogant SOBs, think they have a right to strip the shiniest bauble out of Team California’s pretty, pretty bill.
Today, 57 of these liberals sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) warning that they would vote against any bill that contained the terms of the deal.
“We have compromised and we can compromise no more,” an angry Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) said at a raucous news conference outside the Capitol.
Good! Keep demanding the same Berkeley commune crap you’ve been pushing since the 70s, and soon even President Obama won’t be able to spin your tired stoner fantasies as rational federal policy.