Critical Condition

RE: Doc Fix is DOA

Right before the cloture motion to proceed with the “Doc Fix” bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “I want everyone within the sound of my voice to understand that Washington is being driven by a small number of people on this side of the aisle [pointing to Republicans] that are preventing us from doing things that help the American people.”

Then the motion failed 47 – 53 with thirteen Demcrats voing against it. In addition to Republicans, apparently 13 of Reid’s Democratic colleagues — Bayh, Byrd, Conrad, Dorgan, Feingold, Kohl, Lieberman, McCaskill, Nelson (FL), Tester, Warner, Webb and Wyden — are among that “small number of people” who are “preventing us from doing things that help the American people.”