Belmont Club

"No more arms to break"

Hot Indie describes why Barack Obama is having such a hard time getting the Health Care proposal through.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., told reporters he was cancelling a drafting session on Tuesday so members could continue talking and working with Blue Dog Democrats.

“We’re having conversations with different members to work out some of the issues so we can make this thing move forward,” Waxman said.

As for why House Democrats are having trouble amongst themselves in crafting a health care reform bill, Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Tuesday: “There are some members on the Democrat side that got both arms broken during the cap-and-trade fight on the floor, now there’re no more arms to break. That’s why they’re having problems.”

Maybe everybody has finally realized there’s no more money to support Hope and Change. Maybe the check’s not in the mail, but the bill sure is. Barack Obama’s fall in the popularity polls has been tracked by Gallup. It’s falling faster than Jimmy Carter’s.


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