Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pelosi's Challenge

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in teh fight of her political life and legacy. But it now looks like for every step forward she makes, she is forced back two steps. What is Nancy Pelosi to say when one of her chief deputy whipsRep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) says he can't vote for the current bill. Furthermore,
Lynch, who serves as one of Pelosi’s key vote counters, said he also can’t support a proposed “deem and pass” procedure that would allow Democrats to vote to strip out controversial portions of the Senate bill and then “deem” that the entire package has passed without a second, direct vote.

“It’s disingenuous,” said Lynch, who considers unfair a Senate provision to tack a surcharge on higher-end health plans. “It would really call into question the credibility of the House.”
Yep, it is crunch time and that "end of the week" deadline is coming closer and closer.

I see another slipped deadline.

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