Just talked to Sen. Lindsey Graham. He, too, is worried that Democrats will very soon push the stimulus bill through the Senate with three or four Republican votes. And then I asked him about his reaction to the president’s speech last night:
I was shocked. Because listen, we are opposing this bill for two reasons: It’s too large in terms of what it needs to be, and it’s unfocused. We agree that you need to do more than cut taxes. He’s making arguments from the campaign that are not relevant to the debate. The McCain Amendment, which got every Republican vote, spent money as well as cut taxes.
He’s trying to convince the American people that they are wrong about this bill. He’s trying to lay blame on the Republican party and convince people they’re wrong about the bill. Well, the public is not wrong about the bill.