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April 22, 2005

Grownup Democrat Watch

From the Carpetbagger Report:

Carpetbagger Report: Chuck Grassley... told the New York Times, "I'm going to put together a Republican-only bill as a first step to getting bipartisan support because I can%u2019t lose time waiting for the Democrats to come to the table." The funny thing is, Dems have come to the table; they just don't like what they've found... quietly sat down with White House officials recently to see what kind of Bush-backed plan they can support: "'There isn't anything to be on board with--there's no plan,' said Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.).... 'I have not yet heard an idea that I can vote for,' said Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), who noted that he met with Bush administration officials to discuss Social Security two weeks ago." After months of disarray and embarrassments, the Bush gang is finally dealing with Dems who are prepared to bolt from their otherwise unified caucus--and even under these circumstances, the White House has nothing to offer.

Posted by DeLong at April 22, 2005 07:28 PM