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Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Pass This Bill Now" Gets Little to No Support from Dems in Congress

Even Obama is backing away from the urgent rhetoric he once used for this bill to nowhere!

It's been three weeks since Obama stood in the Well of Congress and repeatedly demanded that Congress "pass this bill now" for legislation that had not even been written. 11 days ago Democrats were lining up to oppose the bill which had not yet been formally introduced.

Now, the bill has finally been introduced in both the House and Senate but guess what? No one is stepping forward to co-sponsor the legislation. In the House, Rep. John Larson (D-CT) introduced the bill “at the request of the president.” What is highly unusual is that the bill has NO co-sponsors. Usually with legislation that is considered a very high priority dozens or more co-sponsors will come forward to show their support by attaching their name to the bill. Not here.

The same in the Senate where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced the bill with no co-sponsors. Even more indicative of Reid's attitude towards the bill is his refusal to bring it up for consideration until after a brief vacation and then only after other business.

Readers may also have noticed that Obama has dropped the urgency of his appeal to "pass this bill now." It's been a week since Obama used a bridge over the Ohio River as a photo-op for the last of his "pass this bill now" events. Of course it didn't help that the bridge, like others Obama used earlier, wasn't in danger of falling down and plans for expanding it won't be "shovel ready" for years.

Since then, Obama moved on to his renewed class warfare attacks. Proof once again that for Obama, it isn't about results. It's all about politics!

UPDATE: Senate Dem Leader Durbin Admits Dems won't pass bill & begs for GOP support!

Recognizing that a number of Senate Dems won't vote for the bill Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) the Senate Majority Whip says that "we’re not gonna have 100 percent of Democratic senators. That’s why it needs to be bipartisan and I hope we can find some Republicans who will join us to make it happen. Really? After Obama has demonized Congressional Republicans for months, the Senate Whip wants to beg Senate Republicans for help to "pass this bill?" Why? So Obama can score a victory and go right on blaming the GOP for everything? No thanks!

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