Talk about the duh moment to top all duh moments:
In a closed-door meeting of his caucus, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, told Democrats that Republicans were not interested in passing a bill. In effect, he prepared them for trench warfare, saying the Democrats must stick together and should be ready to work weekends to finish the bill before Christmas.
The blogs have been saying that for months. Hell even Republicans like Mitch McConnell said as much. Harry Reid is just now figuring this out? That’s some leadership there.
Then we have this lovely little tidbit:
For their part, Republicans said it was unrealistic to expect quick action on such a big bill, and they denied they were stalling.
Yeah right. That’s why the Republicans are even stalling on their own amendments. They are the obstructionist party of “No” and proving it more day by day.