fter a dramatic month of sometimes round-the-clock negotiating and deal-making, Senate Democrats came together Saturday behind sweeping healthcare legislation, providing a powerful boost for President Obama’s top domestic policy goal. The breakthrough came after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his lieutenants engineered a delicately crafted compromise to prevent federal funding of abortions, the […]
Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s use of his swing vote to help quash a proposed expansion of Medicare marked the latest act in his deteriorating relationship with the Democratic Party. Cheered nine years ago by Democrats as their vice-presidential nominee, Mr. Lieberman later left the party and now is an object of vilification among many in the […]
WASHINGTON – The end game in sight, Senate Democrats coped with stubborn internal differences as well as implacable Republican opposition on Monday in a struggle to pass health care legislation by Christmas.A liberal-backed call to expand Medicare as part of the legislation drew strong opposition from Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. and quieter concerns from a […]
While bragging last night on “The O’Reilly Factor” how right he was that the public optionÂ may end upÂ being dropped after all, O’Reilly lost sight of the bigger picture.Â The back-room alternative devised by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and a smallÂ coterie of liberal and moderate senatorsÂ imposes government control in another guise.Â It’s a last-ditch effort [...]
Show biz lore holds that you have to be really smart to play the dumb blond, and that Jayne Mansfield and Judy Holliday actually had Mensa-level I.Qs.
So maybe Media Matters is now lifting tactics from The Girl Can’t Help It instead of Rules for Radicals. But is “playing dumb” really the, er, smartest strategy a [...]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) accused Obamacare opponents of acting just like the supporters of slavery ”who dug in their heels” against those who were trying to end slavery. I hope that Karl Rove was right last night in saying on “Hannity’s America” that Reid, who will be running for re-election next year, is way behind [...]
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev. upped the rhetorical ante this morning by comparing opponents of health care reform to conservatives who tried to block emancipation and equal rights — prompting the Republican national chairman to question his sanity.Speaking on the floor of the Senate, Reid blasted GOP leaders who have urged Democrats opt for […]