Our greatest reason for concern

Here is the greatest reason for concern. The chance for rejection of the bill rides solely on the backs of a handful of Democrats. None of the Democrats who we are hoping will oppose the bill, oppose it on principle. In each case, their opposition rests on some small portion of the bill which they don’t like. Given their lack of any principled opposition to the bill as such, why should they in the end vote against a bill on which the president of their party tells them his entire presidency rests? Therefore they can be expected ultimately to yield and go along with their party and their president.

Happily, there is a flaw in this theory. A significant number of Democratic House members, well over ten percent, have already expressed their intent to vote no on the bill, notwithstanding the pressures exerted on them by their party. If they could do it, others could do it as well, and the bill could be stopped.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 20, 2010 10:32 AM | Send

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