The Corner

If This Passes

A Senate friend — who predicts the Democrats succeed by a handful of votes — observes: 

What does it say about this bill if Dems win the final vote but lose a significant chunk of their conference and pick up no Republicans? What does it say when they have to cut dozens of side deals and rely on members who say they’re against the bill but “just want to move the process along?” And what does it say about the bill when even proponents have to cajole members to vote with them with promises that their bill will get better eventually?

If the only thing bipartisan is the opposition, and a party with an overwhelming majority is scrambling to get it over the first hurdle, it sure says something about the bill.

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