Is that REALLY the argument the GOP House Leaders want to make?
The Dems just tore them a new one in a news conference.
Barney Frank: “Somebody’s feelings were hurt and now they want to punish the country?”
He also offered, if someone would give him the name of the 12 recalcitrant Republican members (“by an amazing coincidence, the exact number needed to reverse the vote”) to “go and talk real nice to them.”
If anybody, on either side, had even an ounce of faith in the good faith of the White House, everyone would be turning now to the President to pull things together.
But that ship sailed a long time ago.
By the way, John McCain made a show this morning about how he Got It Done with his campaign suspension last week. Now he is as silent as Sarah Palin, while Barack Obama promised, at a campaign rally in Colorado, the the Democrats would continue to work for a solution.